Wednesday, August 27, 2008

If Teacups Could Talk

Two of my favorite things are tea and books. There is nothing nicer than to be able to sit down for stolen moments with a comforting book and a lovely cup of tea. Some of the most satisfying readings are those in which the author also understands the value of tea and includes it in his or her writing. The book "If Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes is one such book, with illustrations and paintings by Sandy Lynam Clough.

Barnes shares stories of inspiration, tea party ideas and recipes to whet your appetite. It is the perfect starting place for hosting your own tea for friends or just spending some quiet time with a good cuppa. In fact, I can say that this is the book that started my own tea journey. After reading it in 1995, God gave me the idea for A Spot For Tea.

In September 2004, my brother Greg and his wife Misty gave me a copy of this very special book with which they signed, "It takes great faith and even greater courage to step out and act on something God has laid on your heart. It is inspiring to see your dreams become reality. Keep up the pace until you finish the race and know your prize is well worth your perseverance."

How like God to give me this meaningful book back with such an inscription inside ten years later. Enjoy the read!

"If Teacups Could Talk" is available in our gift shop for $15.99.
Psalm 20:4 "May the Lord give you the desire of your heart."

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