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, Food, Loose Tea, Tea

A Tale of Two Days

Two weeks ago (yes, I’m late on writing this) we had two very rare 70º days here in Maine. Coincidentally, those were the two days I requested time off from work. My first true days off since the catalog was finished. And what a fabulous two days they were! I baked pumpkin bread, I read… Continue reading A Tale of Two Days

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

Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Coffeecake with Tea

So, I broke two rules today: I had tea with COFFEEcake and drank Scottish BREAKFAST tea at 4 pm in the afternoon. Although March just arrived, we're expecting another snow storm tomorrow night here in Maine. With lamb chops marinating overnight and a soup cooking in the slow cooker, I needed something sweet. This Apple-Cinnamon… Continue reading Coffeecake with Tea

Comforting, Tea, Tea Accessories

Fall Flower and Tea

When your co-worker, who just happens to be the flower manager, gives you a beautiful teacup and some tea, well...one must have tea with some flowers! This is THE first year these Phlox have actually flowered in my garden. I have discover I really don't care for their scent, but they are lush and pretty.… Continue reading Fall Flower and Tea