Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Koi and the Perfect Cup of Tea

A rare spotted koi with the biggest hunk of real gorgeous turquoise...


And a sweet, sweet Lucy Koi in Meyer lemon yellow

so lovely and warm....

and speaking of warm, here is a play-by-play of the perfect cup of tea.

First, go thrift store shopping with a gal-in-the-know and find the most special teacup you can:
this is jadeite, the elusive and wonderful antique glass.

Couldn't you stare at that color all day? Just too dreamy!!

Add local honey and whole milk

Stir until it looks like liquid kindness

and sip, making that silly "Ah!" whisper sound after every swallow.

The koi will be in the Leather Shop this afternoon,

the tea is in ma belleh.



beth & cody said...

I just love everything about this post!
The necklaces, the TEACUP!!!! (I might love that the most), and the language- "liquid kindness" sounds like the kind of elixir we could use more of in this world.


Thank you for bringing some sunshine into this grey January day in the Pacific Northwest!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Well, sweet lady,
I am honored to have been a part of your day.

And jadeite: indeed, indeed.

*Ahhhh* (hee heeee!)

Anonymous said...

WOW to that spotted koi. And the jadeite is indeed a lovely color.

WillowMetals said...

Oh, that TEACUP!!!!!! It is so dreamy and yummy looking! And the potos of the tea process....I am now craving tea :) Your necklaces are gorgeous as always. One of these days I will be a proud owner of one of you special Koi necklaces :) Beeeeeautiful!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Liz R: well, hello wonderful woman!! :)
Yes, jadeite is the business.... and thank you regarding the koi :) hugs to you :) xoxoxox

jessi sawyer said...

Oh my goodness! Earlier today, I was lusting after jadeite and decided my first piece will be a mug and saucer. Fantastisch!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Heather: right?!!!? It's distractingly beautiful :)
I would be honored to be-koi you, dear.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Jessi: may I suggest the Restaurant Ware line? Heavy and substantial AND someday long ago, a handsome trucker certainly took his coffee in one somewhere.

I love antiques!!!


DalaHorse said...

I love jadeite (so does Martha Stewart)....i have a big mixing bowl made of it...so glowingly beautious....and those fish SHA BOOM with canons exploding and fireworks....so uniquely Allison! ♥♥♥

MrsLittleJeans said...

Lovely cup of tea...and the new koi look magical. Lovely seeing you Allison! xoxo

UmberDove said...

Just five minutes ago I stood in front of the glassware cupboards, debating what to use for my evening tea. I fingered the jadeite mug but ended up with the super 70's kitschy one. You know the one. I'm slurping "Get Growing."

Taddyporter said...

Jade-ite is a Sunny power colour and hey! I always say ahhhhh(drinking hot luscious tea, Mr. Earl is my fave) AND it makes me laugh, glad to hear you ahhhhhh as well. The jewels are looking fabulous and vibrant, I can feel your energy from here and it is FINE!

Cat said...

what type of tea is in your jadeite today? dreamy looking indeed!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

My ladies, you make me even more excited about tea :)
it is yerba mate, cat!!! Gooood stuff :)

boniusia said...

beautiful necklace ... and shape and fish