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

England, Family, History, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

Understated Celebration

As Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her 70 years on the British throne with massive parties and festivities in the UK, I opted for a simple show of respect for the monarch here across the pond. My late mum adored the Queen. They were the same age and my mother had a tremendous… Continue reading Understated Celebration

Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Travel

A Touch & Taste of Scotland

There’s a wee bit o’ Scotland in the home office this morning. I brought out my lovely English-made, Duchess fine bone china teapot and cup purchased at the Maine Highland Games many years ago. The national emblem of Scotland, the delicate thistles painted on the china belie the vicious spines that cover and protect the… Continue reading A Touch & Taste of Scotland