England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories

A New Addition

How many people actually find what they’re looking for when entering an antiques store? I never do, but I went into Antiques at 10 Mechanic in Camden with a short list: a cake stand, dessert tongs, and tulip vases. I didn’t find any dessert tongs, only one cake stand that I wasn’t crazy about, and… Continue reading A New Addition

England, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Toast and Tea

The weather in Maine this past weekend was spectacular! Not too hot, not too cold, but just right. I enjoyed tea outside more than I have in a long time. One day, I just wanted a simple toast and tea out on the deck and I had everything I needed to accomplish that: I had… Continue reading Toast and Tea

England, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

My Latest (Expensive) Collection

I first noticed Cornishware® on Instagram where the fabulous, clean blue & and white stripes caught my eye. The blue is the color of a summer sky or the rousing waves of the ocean. Either way…it caught my eye…and my interest. The more I learned about how they make and decorate this cookware, the more… Continue reading My Latest (Expensive) Collection

England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories

The Fine Print

It was a happy, but slightly shocking mistake when I ordered a teapot from the iconic Cornishware® from England. The “seconds” sales always draw me in. Yes, the items are less expensive than their regular items, and yes, they’re sold with minor “defects” that make the product less-than-ideal for their high standards. But it’s still… Continue reading The Fine Print