Monday, January 15, 2018

Tea Theme Salt and Pepper Alert

 I saw this "tea-for-one" style salt and pepper shaker set at Cracker Barrel on Sunday.
It is so cute, and perfect for any tea lover's kitchen table!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Recent Books by Laura Frantz

 I read A Moonbow Night during our after Christmas
travels to Hilton Head.
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and bestselling author of several books.
She lives and writes in a log cabin in in our area of Kentucky.
Just so you know, A Moonbow Night is not a book about tea.
It is a novel about settlers in rugged Kentucky during the 1770's,
the Daniel Boone and Fort Boonesborough years, and is
a fascinating story set near Cumberland Falls (see photo at bottom)
By the way, Fort Boonesborough is right here on the Kentucky River,  
in Madison County, KY.
Laura's new novel, The Lacemaker, was released on January 2.
This book is next on my list to read.  The story takes place in the colony
of Virginia during the American Revolution.
Laura, in the center of the photo below, is the newest member
of the Berea-Laurel Ridges DAR Chapter.
On the left is our chapter registrar and genealogist, Wanda. 
 I am  on the right and I'm the chapter regent.  
Peyton below at Cumberland Falls in July, 2016.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Steep Echo Olive Leaf Teas

 Yes, you read that correctly.
"Tea" made from olive leaves, herbs and flavorings.
Glenn received this lovely packaged gift from a business friend,
and owner of Bel Lavoro Olive Orchards,
Santa Barbara, CA
You can read the ingredients listed in the photos of each label below.


These are herbal infusions or tisanes,
and not "real tea" as in Camellia sinensis.
But, alas, that's one of my several tea pet peeves. 
Glenn has been enjoying these herbal infusions in the evenings. 
He does not drink or eat anything with caffeine,
so these herbals "Suit him to a T."

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Hilton Head Christmas Break Trip

Love these two boys! 
We just returned from our annual family "Christmas Vacation"
in Hilton Head, SC.
There are many great seafood restaurants!
And, cups of Charleston Tea Plantation Tea.
There is always a little beach time, no matter how cool the temperatures!
New Year's Eve dinner, below.
We all arrived home safely on New Year's Day with
many fun memories.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing photos and videos of families
and friends on Facebook and other social media places opening gifts,
sharing special meals and enjoying Christmas celebrations together.
Happy New Year from our family to yours! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

My Christmas Tea Cart

This is one of my three tea carts, and as you can see it's decorated for Christmas. 
The Rosina Queen's Yultide pattern trios are my favorite to use for Christmas Tea. 
I have collected eight trios and a tea set a few pieces at a time. 
I found the teapot earlier this month at a wonderful price.
 The trios on the three-tiered stand are assorted Christmas trios I've previously
featured on the blog.
The tea cart sits below a collection of photos from Austin's
first trip to England in 2002 when he celebrated his third birthday. 


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