I bounded out of bed bright and early and hopped in the shower.
Pulled on my jeans, sandals, a top and sweater...
I was ready to go early so I hitched a ride into town with Mr. HB on his way to work.
Ten minutes after driving to town I was breakfasting on hot oatmeal and sipping a decaf Americano at Starbucks.
Located near our historic Chinatown I sat at a table by the window, a great location for some "people watching" observing the fashionable folk as they passed by the window.
I was on a shopping mission to find two mugs.
I've been on a bit of a breaking spree and thought I might find some beautiful replacements for those that were beyond repair.
One of the drawbacks of having hard granite counter tops is that crockery rarely bounces off, it fractures instantly.
Black Toast Pattern designed and made by Emma Bridgewater
I found the mugs and bowl at The Knightsbridge Shops.
Have you tried Lapsang Souchong Tea?
It's a bit of an acquired taste and quite a change from mainstream orange pekoe tea.
I purchased this wee box at Murchie's on Government Street.
The label describes the tea as "pan fired" from China with an intriguing smoky flavour...
Murchie's Teas has a great website if you like tea.
They carry a wide assortment of teapots, cups, and coffee paraphernalia.
You can enjoy elevenses, afternoon tea or lunch at Murchie's
at peak times be prepared to wait and stand in line
as this is a popular spot with the locals and when tourists are in town the crowd swells.
I grabbed this Tee shirt as it is awash with colour...
I plan to pair it with jeans and my lightwash denim Gap jacket.
Red white and blue, a classic combo...
The Union Jack is undeniably bold and recognizable.
You'll be seeing double Jacks if I carry my straw tote!
more red white and blue...
I retire the straw tote after summer is over and store it for next year.
Pristine navy blue vintage leather handbag circa 1980.
Lined in leather, beautifully crafted, lovely detail with long gold chain handles and a tassel.
Can be worn as a cross body bag for hands free shopping.
L. J. Simone of New York.
I've never owned a navy bag before and thought that maybe I should leave it on the shelf.
All my bags are black so why not shake it up a bit?
"Push the envelope Hostess and dip your toes into a tiny well of inky blue..."
So with that in mind this bag is mine and I will now be consigning a few of my other bags.
My rule is that when "something new" comes into The Humble Bungalow "something old" needs to go...
Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
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