Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Daffodils

 Royal Patrician "Daffodils" Trio

March is the first month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the first month
of fall or autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. 
  • March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone.  These stones symbolize courage. 
  • Its birth flower is the daffodil. 
  • The zodiac signs for the month of March are Pisces (until March 20) and Aries (March 21 on).
Happy Birthday to all my March birthday friends! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Forté Breakfast Tea - Assam

 My morning cup of tea today is fromTea forté.
This  organic black tea is named Forté Breakfast.
The description on the package says, 
"this connoisseur grade,whole leaf Assam is from the Sewpur estate.
Brews a full-bodied, malty cup with a smooth finish.  
Complimented with milk and sugar."
 I purchased a Tea forté Single Steeps "pre-portioned loose leaf teas"
variety pack containing 15 "brews." 
 Each individual pack of tea is pre-measured to be steeped 
with 12 oz. boiling water for 3 - 5 minutes.  
 I used a mug-sized infuser for this 12 oz. steeping
 The five minute steep was a little too strong for my taste.
I can understand why all the Brits use milk in this Assam.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shelley "Rosebud" Teacup Trio+

This is my new Shelley "Rosebud" Teacup Trio plus an extra plate.
I'm sharing rosebuds today as we are nearing the end of February
because it is the traditional month or gentlemen to gift their ladies with pretty roses.  

There were no fresh roses for me for Valentine's Day 
because I am allergic to them. 
Instead, I received roses in the form of Shelley china!  
I would much rather have these roses in my house to enjoy
than to have fresh roses with my eyes watering and my nose itching! 
In case you are wondering, 
weddings and funerals send me into a big allergy attack. 
And, rose hips in herbal teas causes a respiratory reaction. 

OK, there you go Angela.  
The real reason I am picky about 
my tea choices. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Snowbound 2015

Last week while Austin and I were home bound due to the 16+
inches of snow, minus 32 degrees, more snow, and ice. 
Austin and I drank many cups of TEA and 
I worked on our Family Tree using
(Caution!  It's addictive.  
I made progress, and found lots of exciting family information.
The photo above is of two cousins and me in 1955.  
Mary, do you recognize anyone?

Photo Below:
My paternal grandmother,Ollie, on the left, and her sisters, Mary and Lydia. 
Unfortunately, it is not marked with a date. 

Below: Ollie and Mary in 1940 

While I was immersed in family history, 
Austin played marathon computer games with his friends all over town.
It's interesting and entertaining to listen to him talk in computer game lingo 
to his buddies Adam, Thomas, Roy Alex, Dylan, and Ethan.

There were no cases of boredom in our home last week!  
We were warm, had plenty of TEA to drink, and our computers and electronic gadgets. 
So thankful the power stayed on here! 

Prayers for those who lost loved ones in the extreme cold temperatures, 
had damage to homes and businesses due to frozen water pipes
and heavy snow. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Where There Is Tea...

"Where there is tea, there is hope."
~ Sir Arthur Pinero ~ 

16+ inches of snow,
record breaking cold temperatures, 
and more snow predicted. 

Lots of tea and hope happening in my Kentucky home! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tilt-Top Tea Table

Our tilt-top tea tea table is a handmade cherry antique reproduction

Tilt-top clawfoot tea tables were very popular during 
the Revolutionary War period of the 1170s in America and England. 
They could easily be stowed along a wall when not in use. 

My tilt-top tea table has been featured many times on the blog
decorated for various holidays and special occasions. 


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