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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » Mar 5th 10 8:00 am

some really nice pics everyone!!!

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Mar 5th 10 5:22 pm

like yours too!
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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Victoria » Mar 5th 10 6:51 pm

Some fragrant freesia scenting my Hagi:

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Mar 6th 10 12:27 am

:shock: Nice!

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by blairswhitaker » Mar 9th 10 10:18 pm

going to add some Senchado and Cha xi pics since it seems to fit here ( and I started the tread)

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critique and thoughts always welcome!

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » Mar 10th 10 7:11 pm

tea for one... a live plant thrown in this arrangement, not my norm...

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Victoria » Mar 12th 10 7:49 pm

Nice set up!! Wish I had the room!! Wow.
Is rolling of the cloth some tradition, or just
your design idea?

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by Victoria » Mar 12th 10 7:54 pm

My camellia bush is in bloom!!!
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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » Mar 12th 10 11:37 pm

Victoria wrote:Nice set up!! Wish I had the room!! Wow.
Is rolling of the cloth some tradition, or just
your design idea?

Unlike Chanoyu, Senchado and cha xi have few formal rules, I like to role the cloth to create a break in the composition, or to stop they eye from "falling" of the table. I have only seen one other person use the rolled cloth, a japanese woman who practices chinese cha xi. Nice flower by the way it looks quite happy to be enjoying tea with you.

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by Victoria » Mar 12th 10 11:43 pm

Well I really like it! And i just noticed the right angle folding which resembles origami.

Thank you for the compliment. I planted 3 camellia bushes in my garden many, many years ago. This is the only one that survived, but I am rewarded each Feb/Mar with beautiful blooms.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Mar 13th 10 1:23 am

Blairswh...,
Love your shots - and love your chaxi setups.
You're really getting to me, inside - and I'm digesting, percolating.
Definitely impacted.
My gratitude.

Great shot V! Woh.
Gorgeous bloom.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Victoria » Mar 19th 10 5:19 pm

If you can't tell, this has been my favorite cup lately. Maybe because the new chataku sets it off so nicely.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by nonc_ron » Mar 20th 10 1:25 am

Victoria wrote:If you can't tell, this has been my favorite cup lately. Maybe because the new chataku sets it off so nicely.
Hi Victoria,
I also liked your cup. In fact I decided to buy one for myself.
Searching on "porcelain tea cup" brought up 1000s of cups.
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After buying this set of four and finding two more that I liked.
I realized I was going about this all wrong.
I should ask you where did you get yours? :? Duh on me

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Victoria » Mar 20th 10 4:03 am

Well that's a great cup you have. I really like it when there is a red accent added. Which is what drew me to my cups too.

They are from Hibiki-an:
http://www.hibiki-an.com/product_info.p ... cts_id/535

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Mar 20th 10 7:08 am

Gorgeous cups! Whew!
Stunning shot V!