Monday, September 27, 2021

Pumpkins in September

How do I love pumpkins in the fall? Let me count the ways.


1. I adore my new DavidsTea Nordic mug with the pretty purple pumpkins!


2. I'm pumped about these pumpkin pillows which I got from Dollarama for only $4 each!


3. I'm a sucker for funky socks and couldn't resist these cute pumpkin pie and latte socks from Dollar Tree.


4. I had my first Starbucks pumpkin spice creme frappuccino in 2 years! YUM!

5. I have jumped on the red/blue truck wagon. Love the teal pumpkins on this kitchen towel!

6. My first fall weekend tea time: Little Debbie's Pumpkin Delights cookies with DavidsTea's White Pumpkin white tea. 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Autumn Teas: Maple, Salted Caramel, and Toffee

As we transition into the cozy fall season, I've been filling my cups with delicious maple, caramel, or toffee teas!


 Maple Teas

Left: Monarch Tea Co.'s Maple Cream black tea.

Right: A maple-flavoured teabag gifted by a friend.

Maple Teas by Geek+Tea

Left: Snow Maple is a lightly flavoured white tea.

Right: The Dark Side is a smokey maple blend.

Left: DavidsTea's Caramel Shortbread fruit infusion.

Right: DavidsTea's Maple Chai black tea

Salted Caramel

 Left: DavidsTea's Salted Caramel Oolong
Right: Dessert by Deb's Salted Caramel Pancakes black tea
Both of these blends would also make tasty lattes!

Left: DavidsTea's Brown Sugar Bourbon black /pu-erh tea (I've never tasted bourbon so I can't tell if this tea is  a good replication, but I did enjoy it!)
Right: DavidsTea's English Toffee pu-erh
I'm not a big fan of pu-erh, but the brown sugar and toffee flavours of these blends appealed to my sweet tooth!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Garage sale finds: Colclough and Queen Anne teacups

Do I need more teacups? No. 

But that didn't stop me from rescuing two beauties at a garage sale last month!


There was about a dozen teacups on sale for only $2 each, but I was drawn to this Colclough's pretty purple design. I just couldn't leave it behind!

I was proud of myself for exercising some restraint and bringing only one teacup home...

...but I couldn't stop thinking about this elegant Queen Anne teacup. 
So I went back and got it!

Monday, September 6, 2021

A gourd life

As soon as the calendar flipped to September, I was all about the cute pumpkins and autumn decor!


My stack of vintage Johnson Brothers brown transferware teacups. My brown betty teapot is covered by a handmade owl tea cozy (a gift from a co-worker).

I'm really into the plaid and velvet pumpkins this year.


My small glass teapot filled with miniature white velvet pumpkins.


My pumpkin teapot (Kaldun & Bogle) paired beautifully with my new pumpkin mug (Chapters Indigo has the cutest seasonal mugs!).


I rescued this "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" two-cup teapot from my office.


Autumn gold: a vintage yellow tea set and teacup


My orange lusterwares



Other autumn staples: apple cider teas...


....and chais galore!

 (The autumn teas will get their own posts over the next few months.)


Have you started decorating for autumn?