Fortmason tea, flowers, Burleigh teacup and saucer, outside on the deck in Maine.
We’re having typical July weather, even for Maine in the northeastern United States. Hot, hazy and humid. I still try to enjoy my hot tea outside, but usually only in the morning before the sun heats up the deck. My roses bushes are between blooms right now, but the lovely, white daisies are in full… Continue reading Daisies and Biscuits
As Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her 70 years on the British throne with massive parties and festivities in the UK, I opted for a simple show of respect for the monarch here across the pond. My late mum adored the Queen. They were the same age and my mother had a tremendous… Continue reading Understated Celebration
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
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