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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Victoria » Mar 20th 10 6:35 pm

I wasn't pleased how this picture came out; camera not level and focus off. But I love the look with the little matching cupped bamboo and how the natural light falls on the leaf and bud. A Chinese tea store owner gave me the wee little plant and cup over a year ago so it adds a special meaning. So I thought I'd post it anyway.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Geekgirl » Mar 20th 10 6:53 pm

It's lovely! I did a wee bit of editing which you can see over in the photo thread. :)

(took down the double post in this thread.)

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Victoria » Mar 20th 10 8:11 pm

(I was wondering why it looked crooked again. Ha!)

Thanks Geek! Those interested can take a look here:
http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?p=149454#p149454

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » Apr 5th 10 1:47 am

here is great spring from so cal
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and another that joined me for morning tea.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Apr 5th 10 3:27 am

Nice!

I've got a nice little vase on the way to me, can hardly wait to play with it.
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ps - is that a chaire in your 1st shot?

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » Apr 5th 10 7:16 am

@seeker, no it's a fancy kensui. I wish it was a chaire, it would hold several pounds of matcha.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Apr 5th 10 7:31 am

Nice lookin' kensui.

Hey - are you alright down in So Cal with the EQ?!? Teaware?!?

In SD, you're awfully close!

wishing you well.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by dooble » Apr 5th 10 9:33 am

Wonderful, wonderful pictures. I'd love to do chabana, but first I think I'd need to get a space dedicated wholly for tea.
Just now I don't have the opportunity and drink in midst of all the noisiness of living space... On the other hand there's something natural in that, too.

But maybe in summer, to pick some wild flowers, maybe find a suitable vase :).

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by Seeker » Apr 5th 10 4:03 pm

I hope to improve/refine my chabana, but until then...

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » Apr 11th 10 7:49 am

Here is a simple cha-xi... So for those of you who say they wish they had the space, this was done on my bedside lamp stand. I know it's nothing fancy but it made my tea all the more enjoyable!!! Heavy with the green tones for earth awareness month!!

Drink up and live up

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » May 3rd 10 1:55 am

keeping it cool on a hot san diego afternoon with some great 2010 first harvest yellow tea. Live up and drink up!!! B

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by aya_s » May 7th 10 6:56 pm

Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the pictures of the arrangements here! I live in a crowded city with a few (forbidden!) small houseplants on the balcony, but that's it. These are lovely!

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by blairswhitaker » May 12th 10 5:16 am

a lot of photos today this was my set up outside, had tea with one of the neighbors nice afternoon. please don't feel shy to post something I can't carry this thread alone, critique and thoughts on layouts always welcome subjects for discourse.

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This beautiful pale flower also joined us, lent a bit of coolness to the heat of the day.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by IPT » May 12th 10 6:25 am

blairswhitaker wrote: please don't feel shy to post something I can't carry this thread alone.
You're absolutely right. It looks like you've been doing all the work. I'll take some photos and post them later this week.

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Re: chabana or other tea arrangements

by qiao2zhi4 » May 12th 10 8:56 am

korean hagi by park hyo-ung
in gyeongju
and at home
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