Wednesday, January 31, 2007


"The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured coziness." ~P.G.Wodehouse The Code of the Woosters

"Christopher Robin was home by this time, because it was the afternoon, and he was so glad to see them that they stayed there until nearly tea-time, and then they had a Very Nearly tea, which is one you forget about afterwards, and hurried on to Pooh Corner, so as to see Eeyore before it was too late to have a Proper Tea with Owl." ~A.A.Milne The House at Pooh Corner

"Cynthia came in quietly and set a cup of tea before him. he kissed her hand, inexpressibly grateful, and she went back to the kitchen. When we view the little things with thanksgiving, even they become big things." ~Jan Karon These High, Green Hills

"Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,

Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,

And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn

Throws up a steamy column and the cups

That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,

So let us welcome peaceful ev'ning in."

~William Cowper


Michal said...

Those are great quotes :) I love tea!

Ana said...

Oh Katya! I love your tea quotes. :) Tea is one of my favorite things! Especially on cold windy days when all you want to do is read a book, make a puzzle and drink tea! Thanks so much for the cozy, homey quotes!

Melissa said...

Mmm. The quotes are as delicious as a strong cup of tea. I hadn't ever read the Cowper one. How utterly gorgeous. I'm so glad that our friend, Mr. Cowper, had enough homey, comforting memories in his life to write such a thing. I wasn't sure...
Love this blog, honey.