Friday, February 2, 2018

WHAT'S in YOUR BAG?


You don't have to drink Tea to love Tea bags! I do love an occasional organic cup of herbal tea and more so,I especially love the time set aside to enjoy that tea in quiet moments that are normally far and few between. With the on going tea bag art craze, I save all my bags, but when your coffee clearly out numbers your tea, then I call upon my tea drinking friends to save me theirs. It is really amazing how resilient tea bags are and how lovingly they take almost any medium. As much as I love painting them, I decided to reach outside the box and replace the contents with some soul calming organic flowers and herbs. 


They make the perfect vessel for sachets bags which I refer to now as "Aroma-Tea", simply life after Tea.. that also comes with a special bonus..
 

 Not only is it fun to create on the tea bag, it is also super calming to the senses, smelling all those lovely herbs and aroma's.

 I really love to give these back to my friends who so generously spent time with me sharing moments, drinking the tea, supporting and encouraging me along my journeys. Aroma Tea bags are also just nice reminders for yourself....to stop, slow down and breathe, and be extra kind to yourself . . ...everyday.
XO
Kim

29 comments:

  1. KIM!!!!
    these are absolutely fabulous!! How do I get one?? You are so creative and so very talented!
    These life after tea bags make my heart smile!
    Happy weekend!
    Jackie xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Jackie. I made a ton of them and sent them all to Stampington, lol, I think they must be smelling really really good over there about now!! It will take forever to get them back. I am hoping to make a few more of them in between projects I'm working on, if I manage to get on it, I will send you one! PM me your addy on FB.
    XX

    ReplyDelete
  3. ELLEN HAINES CHAPONISFebruary 17, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Kim, I find you totally inspiring! These teabags remind me of my Irish mom and her teatimes! I’m going to experiment with some, and I’m also going to send you one of my photos when it comes out of its show, as a thank you for holding the most beautiful “Dream Box”. All the best, Ellen Haines Chaponis

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you so much Ellen! I’m so honored.
    Enjoy creating with your Tea Bags and I look forward to seeing your photos!
    XO
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've so enjoyed looking this over (about 10 times now). I'm sure they will appear soon in a Stampington publication, can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Renee. I had so much fun making them (couldn't stop myself actually). I don't know if they will publish them or not, but I think they are smelling pretty good right now!! LOL

      Delete
  6. Wow these are really amazing and so creative-I love them
    Happy T Day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kathy!! I look forward to visiting your blog again soon!!

      Delete
  7. Me again haha, Hey new Neighbor yes that is exactly what my drink is caramel nut teccino love this brand. I have had a couple people ask about the recipe for the soap-very easy I will post the recipe next week

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Dark Roast Teeccino is my fav. I can't have caffeine and this one with some flavored creamer taste just like the real deal to me! Very happy with their products! I'll be checking out your soap recipe!!
      xx
      Kim

      Delete
  8. Hi Kim,

    I'm here for Elizabeth's T-party. Welcome! (Psst, you forgot to include a link to the party in your post.)

    Your Aroma Tea bags are beautiful and a great idea. I hope Stampington agrees.

    Happy T-day! Eileen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping in Eileen! Yes, I realized that I didn't link up afterwards. Actually it was an older post that I did and just linked it forgetting to add to it..ugh, I will have to get on board with this...:)
      Have a wonderful week and see you next Tuesday!!!
      xx
      Kim

      Delete
  9. visiting from Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Tuesday blog...gorgeous photos you've shared and quite a wonderful project...love this idea. Your arty bits are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Dianne! I had been keeping up with several artists that paint on them and then as I was working with my dried flowers, it sort of snowballed from there. Like anything we love to do, it became quite addictive! Thank you for visiting my blog. See you next time!!

      Delete
  10. Hi Kim, that's a beautiful creation. I'm not a tea lover, but it looks great. Nice to see you at TSFT, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Valerie! I am more of a coffee drinker myself but I do love a cup of hot tea now and then. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you Tuesday! :)

      Delete
  11. Oh my- your sachets are divine-and I can just about smell those wonderful fragrances!! I love using essential oils. And well, who couldn't use some aroma tea therapy;) Very creative Kim! Happy T day, and thanks for following me - I am now following you too:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Linda and thanks for stopping by. I am really anxious for it to get warmer, I am dying to get some new herbs planted and feel the warmth of summer days... never thought I would say that as our summers get so hot here, but I am so done with this winter and mother nature's mood swings! LOL I look forward to visiting your blog again!
      Happy Week!
      Kim

      Delete
  12. Wow, your teabag collection looks awesome. Each one looks so detailed and I think they must have a wonderful aroma as well.
    Happy T day wishes from Yvonne xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Yvonne! They were really fun to make and the smells are the most rewarding part!! Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to visiting Happy T Day again!!
      xx
      Kim

      Delete
  13. No, I hadn't heard of the tea bag craze. If they are all like this, it will surely be a success! They are so lovely. And they smell nice too. What a good idea.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lisca! Most of the tea bag craze is painting on them, which I enjoyed doing as well, but I found them to be very useful in using them for my dried flowers and herbs, then I just became a little obsessed in making them! LOL!
      Happy T Day to you as well!!
      Kim

      Delete
  14. Oh Wow! These are truly work of art! Anything with tea catches my eye and I love these. I am going to have to give these tea sachets a try.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kate, You should, however, fair warning... the possibilities are endless with them and you will just keep making them!! LOL!!
      Thank you for stopping by! I hope to see your tea bags!!
      xx
      Kim

      Delete
  15. I am incredibly impressed with your tea bag art. This is recycling at its best and appeals to more than one sense, too. I love how each one is so different and unique, and I am certain they must smell wonderful, too. Thank you for joining us for T this Tuesday. This is an incredible post with fabulous photos, and I am delighted that you joined us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I look forward to T next Tuesday!
      Happy Week!!!
      xx
      Kim

      Delete
  16. Kim what a fabulous idea to use them as sachets!!! Wow they are just the perfect size really to stick in a drawer or purse.. I'm sure Stampington will LOVE them.. Hugs! deb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your comment as well. I found them wonderful to put inside cards too, really nice for someone you want to lift their spirits!
      Happy Week and see you next T day!
      xx
      Kim

      Delete
  17. "Aroma-Tea"! What a delightful concept and such a thoughtful gift :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. You are a blessing to me!