Summertime 1894 by Mary Cassatt
Today I would like to share a novelty item sent to me by a blog reader: a little tea-ball that looks like a rubber ducky.
The strainer is connected to the duck,
and filled half full of tea leaves. Then, when it sits in a cup of hot water, the tea leaves soak up the water and the duck floats upright.
After the tea is made, the duck sits back in the holder to drain.
The tea cup has snow drop flowers painted on it. I've mentioned snow drops a few posts ago on one of the fleece capes and hair pins.
Here is the duck floating in the tea cup. What a cheerful touch this has been for me today.
The centerpiece is white daffodils.
I am still getting used to ipad and may be blogging from it soon.