England, Family, History, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

Understated Celebration

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

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

Red, White, and Shades of Blue

Today is the 4th of July, so I thought I'd color patriotic and do a red, white, and blue tea. However, my blues aren't quite what you'd call the traditional blue, so YOU, my trusty reader, will just have to deal with it. 🙂 With fresh strawberries from the local farmer's market and fresh blueberries,… Continue reading Red, White, and Shades of Blue

Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Is it Three Thirty? Is it Tea Time?

Yes, and Yes! And it was also a perfect excuse to use the new tray I bought. No, I didn't buy it while we were in York last month, but if I had seen one in a store I WOULD have! Love this tray with its lovely Union Jack flag. Yesterday was the first day… Continue reading Is it Three Thirty? Is it Tea Time?