Comforting, Holiday, Tea

Happy Easter

During the difficulty of the continuing pandemic, we look to spring with renewed hope and optimism over last year at this time. Yet, the disease still haunts us. Vaccines are getting out there, but we have a ways to go. Easter Sunday and spring offer us signs of renewal and new life as plants and… Continue reading Happy Easter

Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post

The best-laid plan: make red velvet cupcakes for valentine's daybake cupcakes in heart-themed papersdecorate said cupcakes with holiday sprinkles and chocolate heartsuse heart-shaped teacup & sauceruse heart-shaped charger platephotograph items above in an Instagram-worthy way Well, I got five out of six relatively okay. Instagram can be a blessing and a curse. I LOVE seeing… Continue reading The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

An Expensive Burn

I have seen the MacKenzie-Childs products for years and always admired their Courtly Check pattern with the checkerboard black and white, hand-painted squares. However, it was always too rich for my blood...or so I thought. Fast forward to a weekend recovering from a 3-day hospital stay when I wasn't feeling my best and needed a… Continue reading An Expensive Burn

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