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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a favourite for #TeacupTuesday.

So where have I been and what have I been up to ?

Well, as I write this blog post, I am currently enjoying a nice cup of Chamomile tea in the Roman city of Bath, Somerset in England. It’s my annual trip and I’m so blessed to be able to have a working holiday in one of my favourite cities. Meeting up with friends around the country, while finding new things for the shop.

This trip has been a bit more relaxed and and I’m super excited about an upcoming family break to Germany. Who knows what I will find there. But for now, I bring you this fab image from Thelen Image Gallery – Still life, Food And Nature Photographer, coffee lover, & REP –   that summarises my current situation. Curled up with a magazine, drinking a nice cup of tea. All while enjoying the gentle tapping of rain drops against the window pane. It’s another rainy day, but sometimes you just have to take what comes and embrace it. Rarely do I have time for a magazine, so I’m just going to enjoy it.

I hope you have a wonderful day !



Vintage Flicker – Afternoon Tea Inspiration on Youtube

I hope you’re off to a great start to 2017. I’ve been busy listing all the china I’ve been hoarding  buying over the last few months. I was amazed at how much I had amassed! I had over 300 pieces, once the inventory was complete. Some, like the Royal Doulton Arcadia, where I have almost a complete set, I plan to keep and perhaps pass on to my daughter. I do hope she inherits my love of china.

Taylor Smith Classic Red Transferware Trio

Her birthday is coming up soon and I can’t believe how fast time goes! I feels like she was only a toddler the other day. One of the things I like to do is have an “Afternoon Tea” with her once a month. She likes to feel like a grown up girl and we get to have some “girl time”. I should say that she’s 8 and held her first champagne glass at 18 months…. It was filled with fruit juice and was a total accident.

So today, as I was preparing the table, I decided to film a bit of the setup for our tea. I’ve been thinking of making videos for some time and now that I had been given a tripod and some accessories by my husband, I really no longer had a good excuse.

So, here’s my first little YouTube video. Will there be more ? Yes, I think so. What will they be about ? Well, things I enjoy. You can expect to see vintage items – including china, stationery, office items and of course manual typewriters. I may even do a tutorial or two as I do love baking. Any excuse to get my vintage MixMaster out! Most importantly, I’ll keep making videos as long as it’s fun!

Aztec 600, Same family as the Rheinmetall below. Christmas Green
Rehinmetall vintage manual typewriter in this Christmas Red 

I’d love it if you go have a look. Tell me what you think in the comments below ?

Have you started a Youtube channel ?



#TeacupTuesday Favourite May 03, 2016

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