Friday, November 28, 2008
Blooms on the Paper Whites. They are in full bloom now and so pretty.
Flowers are a real joy during the holidays and winter months.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Now moving along, next week I will show some of my 1920's collection. They hang on this vintage circular store rack in my dining room.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Very pretty Lemon Pastry.
Their was a wide array of teabag teas to choose, which were all good. I took my own loose leaf tea to make the experience all the more pleasant. It is fun to carry a favorite tea or two along on any trip, it adds a special treat when traveling.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
More mannish styles began to appear, such as starched collars and cuffs. A touch of rouge and a dash of rice powder sufficed in cosmetics. Hairdressing was a fluffy effect in which tiny curls softened the neckline and framed the face. The hair was simply dressed, drawn up into a knot on the top of the head.
Fresh violets were very popular, worn in the evening and on coats, suits, dresses, and muffs. The vogue of violets lasted through the first decade of the twentieth century.
Information taken from: The Mode in Costume by R. Turner Wilcox
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
As you see sharing tea doesn't need to always be a fancy ordeal, but a warm time of sharing. Make time to share with a friend or family member. I am looking forward to winter when we can have tea again in the snow. Celebrate each day!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This pretty teaset is $265 and is called "Nesting" Hot Beverage Set. It can be found at http://www.sourceperrier.com/
The glass blown ornament I found in the Country Living Magazine, Holiday Gift Guide. It can be found at http://www.celebrate365.com/
Are you tempted? Even if you are not tempted, it is fun to see what's out there celebrating tea.
Now don't forget to check out the give away mentioned in yesterdays blog.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.
My teacup traveled with me through Europe. It was tucked into a little carry case and sitting in my backpack. At each stop along the way it made an appearance, receiving notice by those around. I could only imagine what it would have been like to take tea with the pope or an aristocrat in Pompeii. The pleasure was mine to imagine. Imagine with me having tea on a voyage. What kind of tea would you put in that cup? A simple cup, but with a story to tell.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The Coliseum. Amazing to see something from history and pinch myself that I was actually walking in the steps of Romans and Christians. There was a cross inside to honor the Christians slain here.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Beautiful church covered in soft pink marble.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
In Oregon we vote by mail. Our ballots were sent in a couple weeks ago. We were excited to be able to vote and give voice to our desires. We have HOPE for the future with our vote. We look forward to the Celebration of Hope.
Monday, November 3, 2008
My goal on Las Rambles Boulevard was to find Escriba chocolate shop. Escriba opened it's doors in 1906; so I figured it must be good to be in business so long. It was.