Comforting, Food, Irish, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Tea & Croissant for One, Please

On this first Saturday of summer, a fluffy croissant caught my eye. Meaning it called my name and there was no way I was leaving the baked goods section without it. Here is the rundown of today's festivities: I used my bone china Allyn Nelson Collection with the Summer Rose pattern. All made in England.… Continue reading Tea & Croissant for One, Please

Comforting, Scotland, Tea

Summer Tea Time on the Dock

With the humidity finally breaking, I enjoyed a wonderfully, serene tea down on the dock. My (badly) hand-painted, black wooden tray served as the base for some Scottish breakfast tea in my Tain pottery teapot. Then I mixed it up (I’m such a rebel!) and used the vibrant orange plate that matches the little flower… Continue reading Summer Tea Time on the Dock

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

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Unexpected Gifts from Friends

Every once in awhile, a friend does something special that makes one smile. Yesterday's mail provided one of those wonderful surprises. My great friend back in NY sent me some Russian Caravan tea and some Swedish shortbread cookies she picked up at a Scandinavian Festival she and her husband attended last weekend. They were accompanied… Continue reading Unexpected Gifts from Friends

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Tea, Tea Treats

4th of July Tea & Cookies

It was a beautiful, summer morning for this year's 4th of July. Some tea and cookies on the deck were in order. I cut some rose blooms off one of my shrub roses. Enough to just make a wee bouquet. It's a shame all of the flowers on one stem don't bloom all at once.… Continue reading 4th of July Tea & Cookies