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

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

A Day Off

I took a rare day off work last week and the weather gods were smiling on me! After a week of cool, windy, and cloudy conditions, last Friday brought sunny skies, light winds, and warmer temperatures. The deck was calling my name and I answered its sweet request to sit in the Adirondack chair and… Continue reading A Day Off

Health, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Tea Bling and Bliss

April in Maine can bring summer-like temperatures one day and frost the next. This past week we had snow, heavy rains, and high winds. But today, Saturday, presented us with a warm and breezy delight. After a rough day of recovering from my 2nd Covid-19 vaccination shot, I was feeling better and had to get… Continue reading Tea Bling and Bliss

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Travel

Dragonflies and Shortbread

Just after I wrote in my previous post that my motivation for tea blog posts & photography has waned, I think I may have redeemed myself with this one. WARNING: That means it’s wordy. Due to some recent medical issues, I’ve had to start watching what I eat and how much I eat. This led… Continue reading Dragonflies and Shortbread

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

An Expensive Burn

I have seen the MacKenzie-Childs products for years and always admired their Courtly Check pattern with the checkerboard black and white, hand-painted squares. However, it was always too rich for my blood...or so I thought. Fast forward to a weekend recovering from a 3-day hospital stay when I wasn't feeling my best and needed a… Continue reading An Expensive Burn