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

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

A Day Off

I took a rare day off work last week and the weather gods were smiling on me! After a week of cool, windy, and cloudy conditions, last Friday brought sunny skies, light winds, and warmer temperatures. The deck was calling my name and I answered its sweet request to sit in the Adirondack chair and… Continue reading A Day Off

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

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