Monday, November 27, 2023

Heavenly Hojichas in Handmade Mugs

This month, I've been enjoying Dessert by Deb's heavenly hojichas (roasted green tea) in handmade mugs from local potters.


Hojicha Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Hojicha Caramelized Butterscotch Blondies


Hojicha Maple Almond Fudge


 Hojicha Matcha Sponge

Have you ever tried hojicha?

Monday, November 20, 2023

A vintage "Merry Christmas" teacup

I keep an eye out for Christmas teapots and teacups all year.

I bought this vintage teacup for only $2 at a garage sale last August.


 I think it was a mismatched set because the teacup had bells...


...while the saucer said "Merry Christmas".

Interestingly, the teacup had 2 markings: the manufacturer's gold backstamp (Regency, circa 1953+) and the decorator's black backstamp. 
So this bone china teacup was made in England, but decorated in Canada!

Monday, November 13, 2023

Tea things I saw but didn't buy at HomeSense

At a recent trip to HomeSense (aka HomeGoods in the U.S.), I spotted tons of tea-related items.

  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I love these pretty tea tins!



Charbrew Teas


Spode Christmas Tea

 I'm proud of myself for resisting all these tea temptations!

Monday, November 6, 2023

Hamilton Potters Guild Fall Sale 2023

Last weekend, I attended the Hamilton Potters Guild Fall Sale. It was pretty busy, but I managed to capture some of the functional work by 100 potters.


More teapots


I thought Rosalie MacNeil's dino fossil mugs were pretty cool!

I've always been a fan of Greg Voisin's whimsical mugs.

I aspire to own one of these beautiful Em Gabriel Art mugs one day.

Unique pottery that caught my eye.

I wished I was able to support all these talented potters. 
But my only purchase was this adorable mug by Alisa Greeve Pottery.


 October tea empties

What I will or have already restocked:
1) DavidsTea's Banana Nut Bread fruit infusions
2) Stash Tea's Decaf Pumpkin Spice black tea

What I may repurchase in the future:
1) Monarch Tea Co.'s Maple Cream black tea
2) Monarch Tea Co.'s Pumpkin Cream black tea
3) Totalitea's Pumpkin Nut rooibos