Family, Food, History, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Tradition

Rustic Elegance

I inherited my great-grandmother’s silver tea set from my aunt. I realized the other day I hadn’t used it in awhile and decided to set up a wee photo shoot out on the deck. I did the best to give the silver a quick polish. It’s not perfect, and it never will be again. I… Continue reading Rustic Elegance

Comforting, England, Family, History, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats, Travel

An Unintended Memorial

It’s a cloudy but warm Saturday. Rain is forecast, so I whipped up some cinnamon scone dough last night from a recipe I saw in the latest issue of Tea Time Magazine. Then I baked them this morning. I really should do that more often! What a nice treat to have freshly baked scones this… Continue reading An Unintended Memorial

Comforting, Family, Tea, Tea Accessories

The Big Stuff

A spectacular summer morning calls for a spectacularly, big-ass teacup! My extra-large thistle teacup from Tain Pottery in Scotland fit the bill perfectly. One needs two hands to lift it when full, especially when it’s filled to the brim with bold Yorkshire Tea. I added a nice color spectrum from the garden with white daisies,… Continue reading The Big Stuff

Comforting, Family, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Pretty In Pink Tea

It is finally April, and that called for a little bit of color. I picked up a bouquet of miniature roses at the market yesterday as well as some strawberry drizzle cookies. Then I looked for some spring-like tea ware in my collection. I grabbed a teapot I haven't used yet. It was my late… Continue reading Pretty In Pink Tea

Family, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

A Sweatheart Tea

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I was in the mood for sweets and tea. Enjoyed a lovely, loose peppermint tea from Upton Tea Imports, some home-made, heart-shaped peanut butter cookies, some hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries, and a raspberry filled, heart-shaped donut. Yes...it's a LOT of sugar, but it was soooo good. I pulled out one… Continue reading A Sweatheart Tea