Whimsy is a wonderful word. I don't use it as much as I like.
whimsy: (1605) whim, caprice; a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art
If I could, I'd invite you into my sunroom and we'd have tea and talk about whatever tickles your fancy;) Sounds sort of inviting for a rainy April day! I'm partial to pretty cups and mugs like these, and some exquisite china cups in a Dundee thistle pattern figure prominently in The Colonel's Lady. Those characters seem to sip a lot of tea between those 408 pages...
I'd serve you some 18th-century Bohea or Conjou (or Gunpowder tea) and sneak in some 18th-century edibles like candied roses and violets or sugared almonds. Coffee wasn't very popular until after the American Revolution and chocolate was mostly for the rich. But tea was consumed in great quantities during my beloved colonial period.
In honor of whimsy, spring, tea, and books, I'd love to gift you with this wonderful oversized mug called Lost in the Pages , created by our very own Heather. Winner announced this Friday.
So, which tea will you be having? And what shall we talk about? Best loved books? Heroes? Writing and publishing? The upcoming Royal Wedding? Homeschooling? Easter? Dust bunnies? Your latest blessings? That latest Amazon order? Go ahead - it's your party! If nobody shows, we'll just eat all those candied violets ourselves;)
There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a cup of tea. ~Emerson
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~ Catherine Douzel