Comforting, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

A Christmas Gnome & Tea

Today is Christmas Eve. I don’t have to work. We ARE going to have a White Christmas. We don’t need to go anywhere and we’re both healthy. I don’t think we could ask for anything else in 2021. Winter has settled in “nicely” here in Maine with snow and ice and very chilly temperatures. Hot… Continue reading A Christmas Gnome & Tea

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, England, Family, History, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats, Travel

An Unintended Memorial

It’s a cloudy but warm Saturday. Rain is forecast, so I whipped up some cinnamon scone dough last night from a recipe I saw in the latest issue of Tea Time Magazine. Then I baked them this morning. I really should do that more often! What a nice treat to have freshly baked scones this… Continue reading An Unintended Memorial

England, Food, History, Holiday, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tradition

A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

My husband has many items in a china cabinet that belonged to his parents and grandparents. I chose this Easter to use one of the prized heirlooms for my morning tea. The main purpose of this tea was to try out my shiny, new steel egg topper set on soft boiled eggs. My last (and… Continue reading A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

Comforting, Family, Tea

A Memory Tea

It was a sad tea I had today. I finally made myself sit down and write something about my sister Dori to either read, or have read, at her memorial service this coming weekend. I grabbed the photographs I had pulled out of old photo albums, a pot of Pu-erh tea and my Thistle tea… Continue reading A Memory Tea