Tuesday, April 17, 2018

National Tea Day

National Tea Day is celebrated each year on 4/21, which is this coming Saturday. That should give you plenty of time to plan some little observance. Perhaps just you and a friend, as in Henry Salem Hubbell's Ladies Having Tea:

or his Study for the Orange Robe:

Or perhaps you'd like some time alone, as in A Cup of Tea by Lilla Cabot Perry:

or Drinking Tea by Christian von Schneidau:

I'll be having an informal little tea myself, and in the spirit of most of the ladies I see in these paintings, I'll definitely be wearing a hat!

Please join the T party that happens every Tuesday over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog.

The picture at the top of the post is of The Tea (1890-1893) by Frederico Zandomeneghi


  1. What a great post for T Tuesday and I'll be sure to raise a cup of tea to celebrate National Tea Day on 21st April too! Your selection of paintings is stunning, if I had to choose I like the Ladies Having Tea as tea with friends is always fun and I love the softness of the colours and composition of this painting 😀. Wishing you a very Happy T Tuesday! J 😊 x

  2. Beautiful paintings. I didn't know about National Tea day so thanks for sharing, and happy T Day!

  3. Great paintings. Hope you enjoy your get together on National Tea Day. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. I've never heard of National Tea Day, but I'll remember to drink a cup on the 21st. I was so impressed by these paintings. You picked some artists I have never heard of, and I am so pleased to learn more about each with the help of your links. Thanks for sharing these with us for T this Tuesday. What color hat will you choose?

  5. I hadn't heard of National Tea Day. In my house it is Tea Day every day, lol.
    I love those paintings. My favorite must be the last one, because I like the green robe and her expression. Interesting to observe how cups have 'grown¡ over the years. Now everybody uses mugs, and we have particularly huge mugs which we are calling 'buckets'. But we still use a tea pot and kettle. And of course a tea cozy to keep the pot warm (although we drink it before it goes cold).
    Happy T-Day,

  6. The last painting is my favourite!
    Thank you for introducing me to National Tea Day, I will try to celebrate International tea day .I just learned that it is celebrated on December 15th.
    But as I drink tea every day I celebrate the whole year ---lol!
    Happy T-Day !
    Hugs, Susi

  7. National Tea Day is new to me but you can bet I'm going to celebrate. I really enjoyed the paintings, fun to look at the clothing. I like the hats too.

  8. I've not heard of a National Tea day either, but I do celebrate the joy of drinking tea each day of the week.
    The gallery of pictures you shared looks fantastic.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Oh, i didn't know about National Tea Day. I'll have to plan something. Thank yo!

  10. These paintings are SO beautiful and I love that the theme is tea! I have never seen most of these and I would certainly love these in prints. Gorgeous!
    Happy Tea Day,

  11. What a wonderful collection of paintings Divers. And new artists you've introduced me to.. thank you.. National Tea Day.. I must remember that.... :) Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  12. I wonder if Saturday is National Tea day in Japan. I will have a cup to celebrate either way as I am sure there will lots of tea (probably green) there. I love the art you added here. perfect for this "holiday"! Happy belated T Day. Hugs-Erika

  13. I love me a good tea party. Last summer Sipping our way about was a theme, trying lots of new to use tea shops. My best friend who now lives in Alberta & I had many a childhood & adult tea parties. Now when we talk on the phone/skype we have tea parties individually but together. Thanks for the reminder about National Tea Party day (not to be confused with the American Tea Party politic group! Heavens no (col).

  14. you always find the most wonderful works of art for having a tea Party! i will join...:) happy (belated) t-day:)

  15. I'm off to mark my calendar...and love all the stunning art works you've shared today!

  16. I don't even own a hat--LOL! Enjoy! :)

  17. National Tea Day? I never knew. What lovely art you've found for the perfect National Tea Day and T-day post, D. Thank you.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen