Monday, September 25, 2023

Sweater Weather

It's my favourite time of year: cozy sweater weather!


I don't need another mug, but I just couldn't resist this charming "Sweater Weather" mug from Winners (similar to TJ Maxx stores).


Can't stop, won't stop buying these adorable teapot sweaters from KnitzbyTamara.


My mugs also got some cosy love!


These beautiful bespoke mug cosies were made by Tafferty Designs.

Judith did a fantastic job creating my mug cosies inspired by the Eras Tour surprise piano! 

Monday, September 18, 2023

Autumn Teas: Salted Caramel, Toffee, and Maple

The autumn leaves are falling into place and I've been sipping salted caramel, toffee, and maple tea lattes!


 Salted Caramel / Maple Teas

Top: Dessert by Deb's Salted Maple Sugar Croquenbouche oolong (left) and Salted Caramel Pancakes black tea (right)

Bottom: DavidsTea's Salted Caramel Oolong (left) and Dessert by Deb's Roasted Hokkaido Roasted Caramel Milk Tea (right)


 Toffee Teas

Left: Dessert by Deb's Hojicha Sticky Toffee Pudding roasted green tea

Center: DavidsTea's English Toffee pu-erh

Right: Murchie's Maple Toffee black tea


 Maple Teas

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

Right: Geek+Tea's Dark Side oolong

Monday, September 11, 2023

Fall Seasonal Teawares

How early do you decorate for fall?


My pumpkins came out during the last weekend of August.


Pumpkins and sunflower teapots


Brown and black seasonal teapots and teacups


Fall tea time (Evermore version)


 Fall tea time (Folklore version)


Monday, September 4, 2023

Three Thrifted Teapots

It's a new September!

This week, I'm sharing teapots that I thrifted during the last few months.

Teapot #1: This vintage Sadler sunflower teapot was in mint condition and was only $4.55!


I was thrilled to finally have a bell-shaped Sadler teapot in my collection!


Teapot #2: I initially passed on this Whittard of Chelsea blue starry teapot because it was stained inside. But I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I went back to the thrift store and bought it for $4.55.


I figured that if I couldn't get the stain out, I could use it for decoration. I soaked the interior with vinegar for a few hours and the stains came out easily. So the teapot looked as good as new!


 The teapot also came with a tea strainer.


Teapot #3: I hit the jackpot when I spotted sitting on the store shelf this beautiful teapot made by a Canadian potter, Deborah Doran. I've always admired her work at the pottery shows, but I couldn't afford her teapots which sold for $90 CAD.


Deborah Doran's teapots are known for their cute little feet, the handle at the front, and the witch hat-like lid. I practically skipped to the cash register when the price tag said that it was only $14.99!


 August tea empties

What I will or have already restocked:
1) Pistachio Ice Cream black tea (DavidsTea)
2) Lime Gelato green tea (DavidsTea)
3) Horchata Chai mate (DavidsTea)

What I may repurchase in the future:
1) Vanilla Cinnamon Rose Sugar Shortbread black tea (Dessert by Deb)