Monday, January 12, 2015


My family and friends know me all too well and spoiled me with many tea-related gifts on Christmas.

I won't have to worry about running out of stock during Hot Tea Month (or the next 6 months)! These teas from international (Italy), national (Alberta) and local (Greater Toronto Area) tea shops are all new to me and I look forward to trying them out!

One of my work friends surprised me with this lovely vintage sugar and cream set which had belonged to her husband's aunt. I love the chintz design--it'll go well with my other teawares!

Now I have to keep an eye out for the matching cups and saucers at local thrift stores...

Anything purple and tea-related are always enthusiastically received! This is the first Japanese cast iron teapot in my collection.

I was also delighted to receive these unique gifts: a set of 3 cork "Kettle" trivets; a fun magnet (the message is so true!); and interesting notecards featuring traditional Scottish tea room recipes on the back. Not pictured: a jolly Santa teapot, a miniature tea set, and tea ornaments which I neglected to photograph before packing them away.

Last, but not the least, are these super cute Disney Princess Tea Set. Be my guest...or heads will roll!

Look at this stuff.
Isn't it neat? 
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?

Edited to fix photos.

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. Wow, what a nice (and large) variety of tea you received for Christmas! I've never heard of Maple Earl Grey and would love to hear what you think of it. I have heard of Vanilla Earl Grey and Lavender Earl Grey. Have a good week!

  2. Your family and friends do indeed know you well and indulged your tea loving nature. What fun! I'm interested in hearing about the Maple Earl Grey too. Thanks for joining me for tea and enjoy your week.


  3. That cream and sugar are wonderful as I recognize the backstamp. I had a teapot at my shop which I sold that had that stamp from the 1940's. Thanks for sharing your teas you were gifted with and so glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

  4. Great addition to your collection! Even though I am not a huge princess fan, I have to say...that Disney set is very cute.

  5. That cream and sugar is really pretty and I love your little Disney tea set! Too Cute!

  6. Gifts that are lovely, funny, useful, and delicious. Wow!

  7. What lovely gifts. And your friends know you all too well!

  8. What a terrific group of gifts. Lucky you and your friends know how to please you for sure!

  9. What a great group of friends and wonderful gifts. Perfect for any tea collector. They bring joy to my heart just to take a peek at them. Blessings, Martha

  10. Oh, I'm not a Disney Princess fan, but those teapots are SO cute!

  11. You were certainly blessed with wonderful tea related items and I know they'll be put to good use.

  12. Hi Margie,
    I love your new collectible cream and sugar. Chintz is my favourite! The Disney tea characters are so sweet. Your friends do know you well. Thank you for visiting me! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  13. Hi Margie
    You got some great new teas to try and I collect tea canisters so love the one with the black cat on. Nice to be gifted with the cream and sugar and you know I like the purple Japanese teapot. Tea friend Snap (Tales from Twisty Lane) blog has a few of the Japanese pots and has written about them several times. The Japanese BD tea card is for her. ;-)

  14. Welcome to blogland Margie! Thanks for introducing yourself to me. Looks like some wonderful gifts, and lots of good teas to try.

  15. Hi Margie, welcome to blogging! It looks like you got a great haul of tea related Christmas gifts. Those Disney princess teapots are really cool. It looks like you drink the tea from the heads? I hope you have a great night!

  16. Hi Margie and how nice to meet you! A kindred spirit! I apologize for my late reply...been on break. Back from break with a feeling-better-Honey!
    Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


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