Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post

The best-laid plan: make red velvet cupcakes for valentine's daybake cupcakes in heart-themed papersdecorate said cupcakes with holiday sprinkles and chocolate heartsuse heart-shaped teacup & sauceruse heart-shaped charger platephotograph items above in an Instagram-worthy way Well, I got five out of six relatively okay. Instagram can be a blessing and a curse. I LOVE seeing… Continue reading The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post

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

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Cozy Hot Chocolate

Although this isn’t a tea post, it’s just as warm and cozy. Look out cozy, I’m comin’ in! I received some home made hot chocolate mix and even home made marshmallows from my friend back in NY for Christmas. We woke up to a fresh 5” of snow today, so it seemed the perfect thing… Continue reading Cozy Hot Chocolate

Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Sugar Doilies

I have seen these Snowflake Lace Sugar Doilies for years in the Victorian Trading Co. catalog and decided to see if they were as pretty as they looked. They ARE! But it’s been difficult getting a good photo of them because they immediately start to melt once you place them in hot liquid. So, for… Continue reading Sugar Doilies

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Tea and Donuts

Fall is a stressful season for me at work, but before the temperatures turned too chilly I was able to tear myself away from the catalog for a brief outing on the deck one Saturday. I pulled out all the stops...or props, I should say. I really need to practice the “less is more” adage.… Continue reading Tea and Donuts