Family, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Christmas Cups

Just three short days after our Thanksgiving holiday, the Christmas season is in full swing. I love this time of year for many reasons, but it's also wonderful to visit my old friends in the tea cabinet. This beauty was a gift from my niece. It's a Pfaltzgraff teacup and saucer from the Winterberry collection… Continue reading Christmas Cups

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

Family, Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Teapot Cookies

I was cleaning out my tea area in the pantry and kept moving this wee silver tin around to get it out of the way. Then I suddenly remember what its content was: The teapot cookie cutters my niece bought me for Christmas! There is no label on the tin, so I completely forgot what… Continue reading Teapot Cookies

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