Comforting, Family, History, Tea

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Some of the coldest weather we’ve had in years is moving in for a short visit here in Maine. The hot tea will be flowing. I was shivering one morning this week and was gently reminded of my childhood growing up in a small rural village in upstate New York. My father was an auto… Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Christmas Tea Treats

As I did last Christmas, I ordered up some adorable tea treats from The Cordial Cherry. This year they offered up Christmas Tea & Cakes chocolate truffles. Of course, the little teapot called my name. I’m always impressed with the small details and how lovely they area. Not to mention how tasty their chocolate is!… Continue reading Christmas Tea Treats

Family, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Christmas Cups

Just three short days after our Thanksgiving holiday, the Christmas season is in full swing. I love this time of year for many reasons, but it's also wonderful to visit my old friends in the tea cabinet. This beauty was a gift from my niece. It's a Pfaltzgraff teacup and saucer from the Winterberry collection… Continue reading Christmas Cups

England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories

A New Addition

How many people actually find what they’re looking for when entering an antiques store? I never do, but I went into Antiques at 10 Mechanic in Camden with a short list: a cake stand, dessert tongs, and tulip vases. I didn’t find any dessert tongs, only one cake stand that I wasn’t crazy about, and… Continue reading A New Addition

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

First Scones of Fall

Scones for breakfast? Yes, please. My first scones of the fall. Blueberry sour cream scones with some Sunrise at Ogunquit Beach tea. Pulled out my fall Currier & Ives tray and cut a single, small hydrangea and some coleus. I haven’t quite reached the pumpkin spice train yet, but October is only a week away.