How Apropos!

October 29, 2013 | My Jottings

I make a pot of tea in the morning and enjoy three to five cups all throughout the day. I enjoy simple things, like picking out the different cup I want to drink from each day. I like very thick and heavy mugs, and I also like very thin and fine tea cups. It just depends on my mood, but I have many to choose from and I rarely just reach for the first thing at hand. Most of you know that in our old house, I used to display my blue and white cup/mug collection on a huge wall in the kitchen, and you can see it here if you like.

My dear friend of over three decades gave me this mug for my birthday, and I love it. DSCN0694I have a post in the works to tell you about Su, but it’s so long I sometimes wonder if it should be in three parts. Hopefully someday soon you’ll be able to read about her and the way the Lord has worked in our friendship.

Anyway, this morning as Michael is napping and I’m getting ready to start on the piles of work in my office, I thought I’d share my cup with you and ask you why you think this cup might be so appropriate for drinking tea?

Some of you will see it right away. Maybe some of you will wonder what I’m talking about. When Su gave me this cup I thought for several days that it was a uniquely patterned piece that reminded me of a cow hide, except most cows aren’t dark blue and white.

Then one morning I was sipping my fragrant, steaming tea from this cup and I saw it.

And I thought, “How apropos!”

Do you see it too?


  1. Helen in Switzerland says:

    I most certainly do….but then I would, wouldn’t I?!!

  2. Ganeida says:

    lol Indeed! 😀 But then I would too, wouldn’t I?

  3. Carey says:

    I LOVE the mug and think it’s perfect for sipping tea! (I can even see the Isle of Skye up on the northwest corner of the main cow spot.) However, you need to be sipping on some of the real English tea that I brought back from Harrods. Remind me to bring some for you when I deliver November’s dessert-of-the-month!!

  4. Just Julie says:

    Helen, Ganeida and Carey all knew it, but Carey spilled the beans. I can’t believe I used the cup a couple of times before seeing the spots for what they are — England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland! 🙂 Thank you girls… xoxo

  5. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Ahem …. and Cornwall! :0) xxx

  6. Just Julie says:

    Hahaha Kay! I completely forgot that Cornwall is almost NOT part of England! You’re funny and made me smile today, my friend… xoxo

  7. Jill says:

    Hi dear Julie! I am reading, reading, reading your blog when I have free time. I love your writing and reminiscing and it brings me comfort and joy. Hugs! Jill

  8. Just Julie says:

    How nice of you to stop by and especially to leave such a nice comment, Jill. Thank you so much, and may God bless you and that very handsome, growing-up-so-fast son of yours. 😀 xoxo

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