England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories

A New Addition

How many people actually find what they’re looking for when entering an antiques store? I never do, but I went into Antiques at 10 Mechanic in Camden with a short list: a cake stand, dessert tongs, and tulip vases. I didn’t find any dessert tongs, only one cake stand that I wasn’t crazy about, and… Continue reading A New Addition

England, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Toast and Tea

The weather in Maine this past weekend was spectacular! Not too hot, not too cold, but just right. I enjoyed tea outside more than I have in a long time. One day, I just wanted a simple toast and tea out on the deck and I had everything I needed to accomplish that: I had… Continue reading Toast and Tea

England, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Daisies and Biscuits

We’re having typical July weather, even for Maine in the northeastern United States. Hot, hazy and humid. I still try to enjoy my hot tea outside, but usually only in the morning before the sun heats up the deck. My roses bushes are between blooms right now, but the lovely, white daisies are in full… Continue reading Daisies and Biscuits

England, Family, History, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

Understated Celebration

As Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her 70 years on the British throne with massive parties and festivities in the UK, I opted for a simple show of respect for the monarch here across the pond. My late mum adored the Queen. They were the same age and my mother had a tremendous… Continue reading Understated Celebration

England, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

My Latest (Expensive) Collection

I first noticed Cornishware® on Instagram where the fabulous, clean blue & and white stripes caught my eye. The blue is the color of a summer sky or the rousing waves of the ocean. Either way…it caught my eye…and my interest. The more I learned about how they make and decorate this cookware, the more… Continue reading My Latest (Expensive) Collection