I have been a tea drinker since I was a young girl. My grandmother used to make me cups of "Boston Tea" which was a tea cup of mostly milk with a small amount of tea from her Brown Betty teapot.
I have not given up the ritual of tea I have simply replaced the tea for a decaf version of my regular brand which is Typhoo.
I decided that I needed to make tea time more attractive and so I pulled out my silver tea service and polished up the tray which was downstairs in "my room" and voila we have elevated tea to another level. It tastes better too!
Lovely and delicious
the silver pot keeps the tea hot for a long time
one cup is never enough!
Taking tea has been a custom in our family for as long as I can remember.
Our family matriarchs were known as "tea grannies"
Tea tastes much better when it is served in a bone china cup and saucer.
I use them from time to time but opt more often for bone china mugs for everyday.
I love the English Dunoon line of arts and crafts mugs.
I keep my tea in a caddy for freshness.
Pisces my birth sign
Portmeirion Stoke-on-Trent England caddy.
I am sipping tea as I type,
perhaps you are sipping tea as you read these words.
It's a Blog Tea Party!
I received these in the mail this week
and I am looking forward to reading them...
I think it was Tish whose blog is a femme d'un certain age
that recommended both of these books.
It will be fun comparing these two books on Chic Style.
in the Humble Bungalow Bathroom
I wish you could smell these
they are so lovely.
I wonder if any perfume has their scent in a blend.
I am working hard around the Bungalow
touching up chipped paint
Like Kristin of Faux Fuchsia fame
I abhor chipped paint!
Besides dressing well, cooking and decorating
she has an adorable baby boy
so pop on over and say hello
you might never want to leave her lovely place
she does motherhood in a royal style.
We are planning a renovation downstairs which is exciting me no end.
I am jumping out of bed early to get rid of all the "junk" that has taken up residence in the basement.
Stuff that we have kept in case we might need it "one day" and many "one days" have past and we have not used them!
I'm off to de-clutter...
To the woman who complained that riches hadn’t made her happy, the Master said “You speak as if luxury and comfort were ingredients of happiness; whereas all you need to be really happy, my dear, is something to be enthusiastic about.
Anthony de Mello