Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Have any of you tried this new Tstix product?  Looks like it would be great for travelling and convenient to carry in a handbag.

Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
-T.S. Eliot.

tea collage

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tea by Candlelight


My hubby and I attended a dinner party last weekend and I was surprised by a lovely gift from the hostess, my friend Lynn.  This pretty brown satin brocade box was special on its own, but inside was one of her beautiful handmade candle creations.

DSCF0726I loved the gorgeous made in Italy “Murano” glass flower shaped container and the candle fragrance is heavenly.


Lynn creates other lovely Bon Lumineuse hand poured candles. 


This one with Exotic Fruit No.3 fragrance also smells wonderful. 

As for tea by candlelight, why not?  My new candle is perfect for a special evening teatime. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day

gold trim teacup with hearts

What special tea blend will you be enjoying for Valentine’s Day?  How about one that contains black tea, rose petals, natural chocolate flavor, natural strawberry flavor, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate chips and strawberries.

This romantic blend from Adagio tastes like chocolate covered strawberries.  Whatever you’re sipping, hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tipson Tea

I’d never heard of Tipson Tea until I came across this pretty tin of their Ceylon No. 1 tea at Ross.


This is a nice black tea to drink in the morning.  I found it to be full-bodied, yet smooth.  A nice change from my usual morning cup of London Cuppa or PG Tips.

This Tipson tea is supplied directly from tea gardens in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) within weeks of harvesting.  Now that I’ve tasted this brand of tea, I’ll be on the lookout for other blends to try and their other decorative clock tins.

DSCF0723 Have any of you tasted Tipson tea and what did you think?


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shopping in Senoia, GA

Some of you may recall a post I did last November describing my visit to The Southern Living Idea House.  During our visit, Lynn and I deposited ballots (that I had printed online) to win gift certificates from several Senoia merchants.  I was quite surprised when she called me with the news that she was the winner and wanted to share this windfall with me.


We decided to include our hubbies and have a days outing in Senoia.  It is a charming little town with a lovely historic downtown area with lots of interesting shops and restaurants.  After enjoying lunch at Founders Restaurant, it was time to get down to some serious shopping.

I did come home with some great items including an antique box with a mirrored lid, lavender scented soap, tea towels, a decorative birdhouse, luscious strawberry rhubarb jam and peach cobbler, gourmet artisan chocolates from Oh Chocolate, ribbon candle from Table Talk and a necklace and earring set from Gypsy.


There was a good selection of downtown Senoia merchants who participated in the Southern Living giveaway.  We stopped in at Maguire’s Irish Pub (one of the three restaurants who donated gift certificates) for some refreshment before heading home.


It seemed rather odd to me that with a prize package worth hundreds of dollars, Southern Living magazine did not take photos of Lynn to be included on the Idea House website.  I know that when I take the time to enter a particular contest, I’m curious to see who won the prize.

ribbon candles

If you ever have an opportunity to visit Senoia, GA, I think you’ll find it a pleasant experience. 

And if you didn’t get a chance to visit the Idea House in Senoia, GA, Southern Living has already broken ground for their 59th Idea House in Fontanel, near Downtown Nashville, TN. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

PicMonkey Collage

“What kind of tea do you want?"
"There´s more than one kind of tea?...What do you have?"
"Let´s see... Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepytime, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger Without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment and Earl Grey."
-"I.. Uh...What are you having?... Did you make some of those up?”
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

It’s hard to believe that we are into the second month of 2013 already.  Now, if only things would settle down and I could find time to visit all my blog friends. 

Oh well, the daffodils are coming up in the garden, the sun is shining and there is lots of tea in the cupboard.  Have a great weekend.  

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