“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” — Robert Frost
Apologies for posting this so late in the day but I was making cookies. LOL
Sometimes all you want to do on a Sunday afternoon is relax and read a book over a cup of tea and maybe some homemade chocolate chip cookies. I can’t think of a lazier and more renewing way to spend an hour or two.
Above you’ll see some chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven resting on a beautiful pottery plate.
“Leave me a smile just warm enough to spend a million golden afternoons in.” — Sanober Khan
You can see the design on the pottery plate inviting you to spread out under a tree and just be…with cookies!
“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.” — Letitia Baldrige
Everything is better with tea. Tea served hot provides you with a respite, time to unwind while the tea cools enough to drink it. It’s like a gently encouraged meditation or just a cleansing breath. Time to restore your well being and not think for just a few moments.
“No matter where you are in the world, you are at home when tea is served.” – Earlene Grey
Setting a tray with beautiful cups and saucers is a pleasant ritual that helps relax on a lazy afternoon. The above cups and saucers are “English Country” by Mikasa. They are my everyday dishes and I love their beautiful patterns. Pretty china adds to the beauty of the moment.
“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” — Stephanie Skeem
Even a sprig of pretty flowers adds a delicious feeling of harmony to your tray.
Life is enjoyed in small moments. The lovely details of these moments nurture us. Take a few moments, fill it with things you love and enjoy the details that make it special…and…eat a chocolate chip cookie. You will thank me later.