Once Upon A Tea Time
Once upon a time in the land of Everything Is As It Should Be, there lived a set of frosted tea glasses... Six little colourful cousins who enjoyed the daily ritual of tea time.. Herbal teas were a favourite in this land and afternoons would be spent sipping a fresh brew of minty goodness. Just like another story of old, the tea glasses all existed in pairs.. There were Mr & Mrs Sapphire Blue who proudly rubbed shoulders with the likes of Mr & Mrs Regal Red. Yes these couples were bold and brash and flaunted their colours at every opportunity. Bold and boisterous they claimed to be the best in the land. But the prettiest of them all were the Snow White Sisters.. A quiet pretty pair , dressed in understated frosted white and adorned with filigree and rims of gold. The sisters spent every waking moment together and shared their beauty with all eyes that befell them .. Yes all was good in the land of tiny tea glasses, all the little inhabitants coexisted in peace.
The evil wicked Queen soon learned of their colourful gatherings from which she was omitted. Consumed with anger and jealousy, she banished the Sapphires and Reds to a distant land. It was a violent act of colour envy I'm sure as she allowed the Snow White Sisters alone to remain. Yes as long as they behaved quitely, they could reside in her kingdom. No longer would there be parties for six, just sedate peppermint teas sipped by the sisters in quiet moments. The sisters were sad to see their colourful cousins leave, but took heart and comfort in the company of each other. Rarely a moment would pass when they weren't by each other's side. Alas.. fate had different plans. One dark and harrowing night, as the sisters partook in their daily absolutions, the unthinkable happened. One slipped and fell, unable to catch her balance she shattered upon the floor and was reduced to a pile of frosted white shards that no amount of superglue could render undone. Overcome with grief the remaining sister vowed never to partake in tea again and would spend the rest of her days wearing a single tea rose as a shrine to her beloved departed.
[inspired by true events]
This week's Texture Tuesday Challenge is to photograph a favourite Coffee or Tea Cup. I meant to share a few more of my Italian Espresso Cups. Of course, me being me, I went in a different direction. Personally I blame Kim Klassen's lovely 'Luminous' Texture of which I still can't get enough. Pop over and view other Texture Tuesday's Entries at Kim's blog ... 'Kim Klassen Cafe'
I've had so much fun the past few weeks with Texture Tuesday, I've forgotten to post my 'IF IT'S TUESDAY' travel posts. Maybe next week I'll try and combine the two.. Just need to see what the challenge is..
Have a great week everyone
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IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS
All Photography, Text & Artwork: [beingRuby©]
All Images have been adorned with Kim Klassen's 'Lumious' Texture
Text images use Kim's 'Lumious' Texture as background
This has been another RubyTime Production
Brought to you by the colours White & Pale Pink
Special Thanks go out to the remaining Snow White Sister who temporarily overcame her grief to allow this production.