Monday, May 27, 2024

Garage Sale Haul

Last weekend, I went to 3 church garage sales in search of tea treasures.

The gorgeous Royal Stafford pink teacup caught my eye as soon as I walked into the room. It was only $2!


I also purchased this pretty Aynsley teacup decorated with pink roses for $2.


I couldn't resist this charming teacup ornament which was also $2! It came with the stand, so I can display it all year!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Hamilton Potters Guild Spring Sale 2024

A few weeks ago, I went to the Hamilton Potters Guild spring sale to admire the functional artwork by over 90 potters!


These bright and colourful pottery were the epitome of spring!


The whimsical planters made me smile.




I've always been a fan of Greg Voisin (top) and Alisa Greve's (bottom) beautiful mugs.






More mugs


Jaclyn Ryan is another one of my favourite potters.


These yarn bowls are hilarious.


I brought home these 2 Jaclyn Ryan mugs because they matched the aesthetic of The Tortured Poets Department.


I also couldn't resist getting this jumbo Tea Time mug by Greg Voisin.


The jumbo mug is approximately twice the size of the standard mug and can hold over 1 litre of tea!

Monday, May 13, 2024

1st Annual Milton Tea Fest

At the beginning of the month, I attended the 1st Annual Tea Fest held in Milton.


There were over 30 vendors offering tea samples and other goodies.


Top: Chai Affair
Bottom: Amani Tea


Tea Samples (left to right): white tea, rooibos, chai, Korean tea


I also enjoyed sampling Momo Tea's different flavoured sencha green teas (left to right): sakura, ringo (apple), melon, and badu (grape).


More tea samples: turmeric chai and Tao Tea Leaf's ready to drink iced teas/lattes.


I had a nice chat with Andrea from Tea & Toasts...


...and Katie from Monarch Tea Co.


My haul from the Tea Fest

3 Momo Teas (the apple, melon, and grape blends). 

Taniya Gupta's book of poetry and the Monarch Tea Co. custom blend, "She Believed In Herself", that was inspired by the author!

Monday, May 6, 2024

Tea time with Jane Austen

Last fall, I found these adorable bone china teacups with Jane Austen quotes from HomeSense (aka HomeGoods) for only $7.99 CAD each.


The Emma teacup
Emma is my favourite Jane Austen novel. I love the 1996 film adaptation with Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collete, and Ewan McGregor.

"I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other."


The Mansfield Park teacup


"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."

I would love to add the other teacups to my collection:
Northanger Abbey
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility


What is your favourite Jane Austen novel?