The traveling teapot arrived at my house, thanks to the generosity of Marilyn from Delights of the Heart. I'm excited to be its hostess for the month of October. There are seven traveling teapots, networking from tea-lover to tea-lover throughout the United States this year. The project was started by Bonnie in January. She sent seven women a 6-cup Friendship Teapot and 12 journals. During the month, each of these seven women are assigned the task of tea experiences, sharing tea from the teapot with friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Each participant is to record their tea experiences in the tea journal given. At the end of the month, the journals are mailed to Bonnie and the teapot is sent to a tea friend of the participants choice. Bonnie says she is doing this because she is curious about where the seven Friendship Teapots will travel and end up in December of 2009. At year's end, 84 women will have experienced tea with those around them (for numerous times, perhaps) and will have journaled about their experience. Doesn't this sound like fun? "My" teapot has already been to Marilyn, Nancy, Linda, Denise, Steph, and Phyllis --- all "tea friends" for many years. I'm still deciding where it will go next, but I have a few great ideas!
So what did my teapot experience yesterday? A dear friend, Hazel, and her daughter Kara, met me for lunch at the Olive Garden. I packed a tote bag with my teapot and a tin of peppermint tea and sweet leaf stevia. Over tea and lunch, we spent hours talking and planning and sharing together as we discussed Kara's upcoming wedding and all that needs done to make it a perfect day! What better way to break in a teapot than by wedding planning!
Stay tuned! My teapot will be going many more places with me this month, and I will be sure to share it's adventures here!