On a recent trip to Seattle Chris and I spent some time exploring the Seattle Art Museum. If you are ever in the area this is an absolute must see stop. We could have spent a lot more time there but the time that we did spend there was pretty amazing.
I was thrilled to see a major display of tea and tea related items in one area of the museum. When we entered the exhibit there was an actual replica of a tea house on display. There was also a short video showing a tea ceremony.The tea house display was beautifully arranged and so very tranquil. Just as a tea house should be I think.
Can’t you just imagine sitting here sharing tea with someone? Perfect.
Of course there is a ceremony to tea that we often do not indulge in and the signage helped remind me of some of the rituals associated with the tea ceremony.
On display were a variety of amazing tea utensils and objects that are meant to enhance the tea experience.
Other areas of the display area shared other tea pots and tea kettles. All were gorgeous and stunning in their own right and to be able to see some of these artifacts was the highlight of the visit. I especially loved these two teapots.
The unexpected find at the Seattle Art Museum was what made this trip to the museum a perfect win for me. There was also a Porcelain Room which I will share in a later post that had exquisite china including, you guessed it, teapots. That was actually my favorite display in the entire place.
Although this post is not my usual Teapot Tuesday post with pictures of my own teapot collection I hope you enjoyed a bit of the Seattle Art Museum. Sometimes I find the most amazing things without even looking for them and this was one of those times to be sure.
Have you ever wandered upon something like this that made your day? I would love to hear about it in the comments. All comments on the blog this month go to support our Comments for a Cause –CROP Walk. You canread all about that here.