cats, Comforting, Food, Tea

Tea, a Tabby, and Treats

It was a VERY dark Saturday morning and rain soon set it. As I was getting ready for my first cuppa, I remembered I still had some macarons that I had ordered from La Petite Délicat in the fridge. Dear God, how could I have forgotten? It was a busy, brain-draining week, that’s how. What… Continue reading Tea, a Tabby, and Treats

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

Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Sugar Doilies

I have seen these Snowflake Lace Sugar Doilies for years in the Victorian Trading Co. catalog and decided to see if they were as pretty as they looked. They ARE! But it’s been difficult getting a good photo of them because they immediately start to melt once you place them in hot liquid. So, for… Continue reading Sugar Doilies

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Tea and Donuts

Fall is a stressful season for me at work, but before the temperatures turned too chilly I was able to tear myself away from the catalog for a brief outing on the deck one Saturday. I pulled out all the stops...or props, I should say. I really need to practice the “less is more” adage.… Continue reading Tea and Donuts