Relaxing with the Traveling Teacup

I’m so excited to be hosting the traveling teacup this week! I spent a very relaxing day with this special traveling teacup, now that it’s back in the PNW!

teacup in the garden

Barbara of Mantel and Table came up with the fun idea of sending a teacup to different parts of the country, for a Traveling Teacup Photo Challenge. For more about the story behind the traveling teacup, you can find all the details here.

I’ve been looking forward to this visit! After reading that Candace of Unfolding Beautiful named her guest teacup Rosie, I decided to call my traveling teacup “Tessa” during her visit with me.

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teacup and sweet peas on nightstand

We started the day by making some tea. I usually hang out in bed for a bit, catching up on Instagram, and a blog post or two. 

teacup and sweet peas outdoors

Next, we headed out to an area in the garden. There, we sat on a bench, enjoying a little breakfast. I even splurged by making muffins for the special occasion. We listened to the birds chirp and watched the butterflies fly around the garden.

teacup and sweet peas on stool in greenhouse

I wanted to show Tessa, the traveling teacup, around the “Instagram famous” greenhouse. I think she approved.

teacup and sweet peas in the greenhouse
sweet peas and teacup in greenhouse
teacup in the garden

I continued the relaxing tour by taking the traveling teacup to the picket fence garden beds, overlooking the Puget Sound. She fit in perfectly among the roses. I believe this was her favorite spot of the day! The weather was perfect for my special teacup guest! 

teacup in the garden

I shared the importance of garden therapy with my new friend Tessa.

teacup in the garden
teacup and book on the deck

What better way is there to end a relaxing day in the garden than to enjoy a little gardening reading? Tessa and I watched the boats in the bay and took in the scent of the saltwater before heading inside for the day.  

teacup on the deck

Showing Tessa around gave me a chance to enjoy the weather, the gardens, and some much-needed relaxation. I tend to always be gardening or working on a project.

But on this day, I spent quality time with the traveling teacup, just as I would have if any other guest had come for a visit. I loved the opportunity!

relaxing with the traveling teacup

I hope you’ve enjoyed this visit from the traveling teacup. To read more about where she has been, or where she will be heading next, be sure to visit Barbara at Mantel and Table by clicking the image below!

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  1. I don’t know how I could top this. Nothing in this whole city looks as beautiful as where the cup landed this time. I’m so glad to find your blog. If you ever want to sell your house, call me first. It is so cozy and comfortable looking.

    1. I will let you know, but it is highly unlikely. This is our forever home, and I pinch myself everyday for the opportunity to live in this magical place. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. You have put a large smile on my face!

  2. Hello Kim. We enjoyed reading your blog about your traveling teacup. My client receives the K P newspaper and I was reading her your article in it. Then we went on your Web page. Tessa your teacup is adorable. I actually am your neighbor up in B street ?. I walk by your place often and admire your beautiful garden.

    1. Thank you so much Karen! I always love meeting a new neighbor! Please say hi the next time you walk by and see me in the garden!

  3. Such a fun and relaxing post about the teacup… I’m thinking her visit to So Cal may be a bit different! 😉 Thanks for sharing, and the photos are lovely!

  4. What a fun idea, Kim! I love all the different places you took the teacup. It looks like you had a relaxing day. I’ll be tipping my cuppa Kenyan Earl Grey to ya 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

    1. It was the best day! It really brought out my creativity! I think everyone should have the traveling teacup visit!

  5. It was so much fun! I really did treat the traveling teacup like royalty! I loved the challenge of finding just the right locations to capture her visit.

  6. Kim – this is so fun!! You were such a brilliant host to our little teacup! ? I love your extra details about your day together, and your photos of course are fabulous! I can’t wait to see your gorgeous garden in person! Thank you so much for participating with us! The journey continues! 😉

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