Friday, June 06, 2008

Cup of Tea

Cup of Tea, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
Do you read your daily horoscope?

Bear cup in the Marais bear shop window My horoscope today in the METRO paper said,
"Mental Undertakings will be your cup of tea."
Stef's photo of a tiny silver teapot How the H-- did Bernice Bede Osol know I was painting a teacup today?Stef's photo of Xmas tree teacup ornaments
How did she know my computer would do a meltdown and I would need a lot of mental undertakings on hand ?

Russian teapot in La Vieille Russe's window on 5th Avenue window
I read the Metro everyday religiously so I'm not surprised really...Russian teapot in La Vieille Russe's window on 5th Avenue window I'm on an alien computer racing against the clock...ahemAustrian teapot in Cafe Sabarsky
I'll come back later and fix my spelling...

Floral teapot and cup combo in BHV
Please excuse :(

Still life in Boulangerie PAUL
At PAUL in Paris they set up a tea time still life in the window like they know you're coming in to tea. Do they read the METRO horoscope in Paris? Are they psychic (sp)

Another window still life in Galerie Verdot
I always tried to read my daily horoscope in the Paris version of the METRO...mostly it was regarding amourous encounters. Nothing so realistic as mental undertakings and a cup of tea.
Do you check your horoscope daily? Do tell.


  1. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Hi Carol,
    Yes I do!
    You will probably know that mercury is retrograde right now which explains the problems with your computer. This link takes you to the BEST site on the web for free in depth reading. Enjoy.

  2. I have had my tea leaves read. But, I don't remember what they said. I do visit for a daily horoscope (I think they are the best daily site) and I also got to Susan's site It is my favorite for monthly forecasts.

  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    All this talk of tea is making me think tea, it's early but you've inspired me to go make a pot!
    Painting above:
    My all time fav!

  4. No, I don't personally... although I get a kick out of the forecasts when I see them. I think my partner checks them every day:)

  5. I can't say that have any interest in consulting my horoscope, but I am certainly lusting after that miniature silver teapot!

  6. yes of course I do - only to forget about it the very next minute ;)

    I adore your blog, have I already told you?

  7. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Ah ha..what about checking those tea leaves instead for your fortune..?

  8. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Have recently started checking daily horoscopes over the last couple of months.
    Always interested in the possiblity of an amourous encounter ;-)
    Love the Daily Om
    Familiar with them?

  9. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Hi Carol,

    I love this wonderful blog posting about tea and tea sets today. As you know, I'm passionate about tea although not so much about tea sets and tea cups. My taste runs to the contemporary, however, I do appreciate the much more classical sets I've seen around and on today's blog. However, I did order one of your Paris Breakfast mugs on Zazzle. I can hardly wait to get it and turn in my basic black mugs for your prettier one.

  10. Anonymous7:27 PM

  11. I do read them occassionally, but don't take it "seriously". I'd rather read your beautiful blogs! Your work is wonderful!

  12. Love the teapots here. especially the pink flowered one and the one with the bird on it.

  13. Good ol' Metro lol.

    If you'll excuse me, I think I'm gonna make a cup of chai with vanilla soy. Cleanse is over and I'm slowly bringing the caffeine on!

  14. You know, I never do remember to, but I enjoy seeing what they say. Lovely tea images here, Carol, to welcome me home. . .

  15. My first husband's mother was a Gypsy and I found out how all this stuff works. IT'S A CON! However I am horrified by the fact your computer has melted, whatever will you do :)

  16. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Yes I do every day
    or evening if I was running late.).

  17. Anonymous9:13 AM

    I don't care much for horoscopes but I do love Paul's window arrangements, and the way they present things in general. The servers are so cute with their old-fashioned cook hats too! My fav' lunch out is at Paul's of Hôtel de Ville, the City Hall. From upstairs, you get to glaze at Notre Dame.

  18. Anonymous2:37 PM

    I haven't had my daily cup of tea yet. Now I think it is full time......horoscope or not.

  19. Horoscope? Who need a horoscope when there's "Paris Breakfasts"??? You know that, while I am known to hunt for coffee cups to photograph, I am a tea addict of the highest grade, so to speak. Oh my, and down there, a Mariage Freres tin box is loitering on the screen, no, you catured it, oh wow, where's my ticket to Paris?


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