Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

They Can’t All Be Gems

Instagram is a lot of things. It’s inspirational due to all the beautiful photos, scenes, and settings. But it’s also highly intimidating. I don’t have the perfect outdoor furniture and I’m not an expert at lighting or photography. I do my best with what I have here in rural Maine. I baked some blueberry sour… Continue reading They Can’t All Be Gems

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, Loose Tea, Tea

Fire and Forté

We just “celebrated” the Labor Day holiday weekend. We didn’t go anywhere or do anything spcecial and I was perfectly fine with that. The catalog season (my main job) is in full gear and my brain has been working hard the last couple of weeks. In years past (19 to be exact!), I’ve been known… Continue reading Fire and Forté

Comforting, Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Maine-Grown Blueberries

It’s that time of year here in Maine when the blueberries are picked and sold in farm stands and supermarkets from one end of the the state to the other. I picked up a pint of Highbush blueberries at the supermarket last weekend from Circle B Farms in Caribou, Maine. Circle B Farms do a… Continue reading Maine-Grown Blueberries

England, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

A Simple Scone and Cuppa

I was thinking ahead on a Friday night and made myself some scones in anticipation of their enjoyment the following day. I should do this more often. Although it was difficult to not devour half of the scones after baking them the previous night, it was a welcome reward after an exhausting trip to the… Continue reading A Simple Scone and Cuppa