I rarely find good images of tea with cats, but today I stumbled upon a beauty. The piece is the stencil shown above, and the artist is Ron McLean; he has been doing stencils for more than 10 years and makes them available through Moonlight Creations. As for where the idea came from, Marcia McLean notes, “We have had requests for coffee and tea stencils. While we did several, cats are one of our favorites to include and it just seemed to fit.” Do visit Moonlight Creations: Unique & Original Stencil Designs.
“Arrangement in Pink and Gray (Afternoon Tea)” (1894) by Edmund Tarbell (1862-1938)
“A Cup of Tea” (circa 1900) by Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1933)
“The Japanese Tea Service” (1907) by Richard Edward Miller (1875-1943)
“Tea Leaves” (1909) by William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941)
“Tea Time” (1909) by Henry Salem Hubbell (1870-1949)
I bought this one on the way home from school in 1961, little knowing I would come across it today in tributes to Joe Kubert, a great comic book artist. The one below is also Kubert’s, from 1966, with a rather over-long description that makes me chuckle. RIP, Joe Kubert.
The three Wise Men, two bearing incense, drawn in 1900 by J.C. Leyendecker.