I received this very lovely set from one of my goddaughters this past Christmas. The box is so pretty, I wondered just how much better it could get (especially since the fine print says: "Find 6 adorable gift boxes inside this tray.")
And by Jove, they are adorable! And they smell heavenly. And they taste as good as they smell.
I love "tea things" too (as you may have guessed, if you've ever seen any of my posts about dishware).
A lovely teacup and saucer I received as a gift when I did a speaking engagement a few years back. The organization did not know that red poppies were one of my fave flowers--how cool is that?
A vintage Hammersley teacup given to me by my uncle.
My favourite teapots: the little Brown Betty and the big cobalt baby were gifts from siblings.
This tea set is yet another vintage acquisition (not including the gravy boat in the centre, which was a wedding gift.) I have used the teapot, but not the coffee carafe--yet.
And the love affair with Breville appliances continues at my house:
My Christmas gift from Mr. P:
Programmable (yay!) and cordless (double-yay!)
Ooooh. You can get really serious when you're able to custom-pick your brew temperatures.
|And gee, do you think we have enough tea in the house? Some of this I purchased, some of it was gifted to us, and some of it was inherited last summer from a daughter who went overseas to work. So yeah, we gotta start drinking tea.|