Friday, December 16, 2016

Holly and Tanzanite

It was our favorite part of the day, this in-between time, and it always seemed to last longer than it should--a magic and lavender space unpinned from the hours around it, between worlds.
~Paula McLain

December's gemstone of the month is the tanzanite, a relatively "new" stone, discovered in Tanzania in 1967 near Mount Kilimanjaro.  This stone has both lavender hints as well as blue.

I have the stone matched today with my new teacup and saucer, a lucky find on sale--December from Royal Albert's Flower of the Month series, the holly.

But give me holly, bold and jolly,
Honest, prickly, shining holly;
Pluck me holly leaf and berry
                          For the day when I make merry
~Christina Rossetti


1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I've heard of tanzanite. Purple is my favourite colour so I'm loving the gemstone's lavender hints. The RA holly teacup is also a great find!


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