Monday, April 27, 2020

Clock Collection

Does anybody really know what time it is during quarantine?

Do you have tea time at 3 pm?

This kettle clock was from a friend.

My mom found this clock at a garage sale.

This teapot clock came all the way from Scotland!

How are you passing time these days?

Monday, April 20, 2020

My best thrift score

When I'm treasure hunting for teapots and teacups, my purchases are guided by these rules: 1) It has to be in pristine condition; 2) It can't be broken.

Many years ago, I was at a thrift store and spotted a $4 teapot that had seen better days. When I lifted it up to inspect the inside, I heard something rattle inside--a piece of the lid had broken off (can you see where I glued the piece back?). Because the dirty-looking teapot was "broken", the store gave me an additional 50% off...

...and that's how I scored this exquisite Shelley teapot for only $2!

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken!

What's your greatest thrifty find?

Monday, April 13, 2020

A mini egg scone with a cup of Hope tea

I was viewing Tea at the White House's Instagram stories a few weeks ago and saw that their chocolate mini eggs scones were available...

...the next thing I knew, the scones, Devonshire cream (not pictured), and 4 teas (they just jumped into my cart!) arrived at my door!

The two oolongs (Coconut Crunch; Peaches and Cream) were a re-order. The other two teas were new to me: Cherry Chili Rooibos and Hope black tea bend.

 The Hope blend is a delicious Cream Earl Grey with a strawberry twist!

An uplifting tea time on Easter Sunday.

This was inspired by DavidsTea #stayhome tea cupboard.
Cupboard #1 for me!

What's your pick?

Monday, April 6, 2020

Bunnies in quarantine

We've made it to Holy Week!

The bunnies are running rampant in the valley.

There will be no chocolate bunnies this year...but I found this in my cupboard: Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Tins with a hint of Earl Grey.The "Best Before" date: April 30, 2019 (!!!)

The ingredients are: sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, matcha green tea, natural flavour, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavour, bergamot oil. 
Can I still eat "expired" chocolate: YES or NO

Easter will be very different this year.
But it's more important now than ever to celebrate our faith (at home).

Wishing you all a safe and blessed Easter!