Tuesday, 12 June 2018

T Stands for Peppermint Tea, Strawberries, and 365 Somethings Week 21

Hello Everyone! I'm back from another week's holiday, this time we stayed by Lake Bled in Slovenia. We enjoyed lots of lovely hikes of course, and some great weather for it. We'll definitely return there, as it's a beautiful place. And yesterday, my husband started his new job, after being made redundant at the end of March. So he was fortunate and not unemployed for too long thankfully.

As it's Elizabeth's T-Day today, I'm showing my yummy, mid-morning peppermint tea, with some delicious strawberries picked from our garden. Luckily the birds and slugs hadn't got too many whilst we were away! I'll be having them with some greek yoghurt later :-)

I'm a little behind with my 365 Somethings for I Hanna and Daisy Yellow's Instagram challenge, but I've decorated seven teabags for week 21, and there'll be more to follow in the next few days.

I first painted them with white gesso, then added some turquoise acrylic paint with my fingers. Then I printed with green acrylic, using a plastic aida circle. I added washi tape, torn book page, and stamped and painted images by France Papillon and Birgit Koopsen. I finished with some black ink splatters.

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday T-Day!

Alison xox


  1. Love the decorated tea-bags. Glad you had a good holiday and that your husband has found work again, that's surely a big relief for you. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. oh wow I am in love in your tea bag art-they are beautiful
    I love handmade pottery-so I love your cup with your tea-those strawberries look so good-enjoy
    Happy T Day Kathy

  3. Gorgeous, love the touches of colour and pop of red. Tracy ❤️

  4. Glad you enjoyed a nice holiday - welcome back! Nice to for the relief of your hubby's new job. Your strawberries look so good.
    And your teabag art- utterly charming! Happy T day!

  5. These are brilliant strawberries look good too
    Carol x

  6. i love how you decorated the tea bags. i´m not sure we have the round kind here... good for your husband to find work soon again:)
    happy t-day!

  7. I want to begin with your teabag art. You KNOW what a fan of it I am. I SO love the ones you created for week 21. As always, I am amazed how you manage to come up with a different theme each week.

    I LOVE strawberries that come straight off the vine, but don't care for then if they've been used in or added to something. However, I'm in love with that ceramic mug and surprised you drink Lipton tea. It's a bog seller in the states, though.

    Your holiday sounds wonderful and time away was just what you and your husband needed before he started that new job. Thanks for sharing your art, your trip, your strawberries, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday.

  8. Your Tcup is just gorgeous Alison! I like my strawberries in a strawberry shortcake best! i always add a little bit of Equal to my strawberries as most are not sweet enough for my taste... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  9. I'm glad your husband found a new job quickly, Alison. Once that was assured you could treat you yourselves to a lovely getaway. Nice. I hope he likes the new job.

    Your strawberies are impressive. There's nothing quite like fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

    Your tea paper circlse are lovely. I don't know what an aida circle is. Perhaps the type of plastic used for cross stitch?

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  10. I've tried to grow strawberries on my patio without any luck. Yours look delicious! Congrats! Happy T Tuesday

  11. Your tea pag pieces all look fantastic, so many pretty details. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday , I wish your OH well in his new job.
    your strawberries looked delicious, nothing can beat the taste when they come straight from the garden.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  12. I’m so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday and that you had such a fun time with your hubby before he started his new job! Such beautiful teabags and I’m in awe of how you manage to create one amazing design after the next, I love these ones! So far we have picked one strawberry from our garden …lol …it was delicious though ;-) . Wishing you a Happy T Day! J x

  13. Glad you had a good holiday Alison, you've come back revived and sharing magnificence again with those teabags.
    Good to see your strawbs survived the slugs!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  14. Glad it was a fantastic trip and even more glad your husband has a new job and wasn't out for long. I am loving the latest tea bags and am impressed you have your own strawberry plants that produce such nice berries. Nice to have you back, and happy (or hope it was happy I should say) T day. Hugs-Erika

  15. Peppermint tea and home grown strawberries are a wonderful combination. I just picked strawberries from our garden tonight and they are so much sweeter than in the grocery store.
    I am loving your teabag art. So Colorful!
    Happy Tea Day,

  16. Oh I LOVE the mixed media on the round tea bags! truly stunning...as aqua is one of my favorite colors at the moment. love the combination of the pink hearts, aqua, and tan of the tea bag. Happy T day! ♥

  17. Admired these ones on Instagram, these are fabulous!

  18. Those teabags are fantastic- I adore theme and I can imagine how delicious your own gron strawberries are! Yummie!
    Happy belated T-Day dear Alison!
    Hugs, Susi

  19. I love these Alison, the colours are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  20. Your holiday sounds like just the right place to go before hubby starts his new job! (Good Luck to him BTW)Glad you got some decent strawberries - there is something about picking and eating almost straight away! Your Tea bag art is once again absolutely beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx


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