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#TEACUPTUESDAY FAVOURITES OCTOBER, 2017

OCTOBER ….Tis begins the season of celebrations. With Halloween, the arrival of all things Pumpkin (latte, spice, candles, pie…).  Massachusetts has been unusually warm, with temperatures in the high 70’s ! So I can’t get into the real swing of Autumn just yet. However, I’m not complaining, I enjoy tea year round.

  1. Joanna at theafternoonteaset took us with her when she visited the Railway Museum in York, England
  2. Caroline over in Australia Mizpahcottage had a “multiple cups of tea day ” – I can definitely relate
  3. A perfectly named teacup – “Autumn Dreams” from Katherine
  4. Some wise words from Alexis over at  teacuppoetry

 

Never put more in than what you get back (for long). 🍁

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So there you have it. My #teacuptuesday favourites for the month of October 2017.

You can check out September 2017 here.

So, who’s ready for Autumn ?

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#TEACUPTUESDAY FAVOURITES AUGUST, 2017

AUGUST ….Yet another wonderfully busy month. So busy that I forgot to post my favourite teacups.  As I’m sitting here sipping the most delicious cup of Yorkshire Tea… I wonder if I’ve just been having too much fun hunting for new teacups while in London ! Can you blame a girl… ?!

The British Summer weather has been on the up. Lots of sunshine ! (I wish you could see the huge smile on my face ). I have been frequenting my local car boot Sunday sale in Pottersbury. I always find such fun things there. It holds a special place in my heart as it’s where I found most of my teacups for my wedding a few years ago.

So yet another wonderfully busy month. But do not despair, here  are My #teacuptuesday favourites for the month of August 2017.

Do you have a favourite ?

Tea. Always.

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Happy Teacup Tuesday lovelies! I finally got my hands on a new product called @criobru! I heard great things about this cocoa bean brew from Tom Taylor @thosgreentaylor and have been dying to try it out. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I can't buy it around here so I made a note to purchase some Crio Bru in Utah and then I was so busy I forgot, gah! They're running a free shipping promo right now so I figured I'd just order some, not a big deal. Fast forward to the drive back to Iowa. We stopped in Aurora, Nebraska to watch the total solar eclipse. As we were shopping for breakfast items in their tiny grocery store-seriously, it was grocery, craft, and hardware rolled into one haha. I noticed out of the corner of my eye some Crio Bru Kcups in the clearance section. Only problem was I don't have a Kcup machine and I wasn't going to buy one. But then I had a thought, if they were selling Kcups, maybe they also sold packages of it! Walked on over to the coffee section and woohoo- @criobru!!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Long story short, picked up two packages of this exciting cocoa bean drink in a random middle of nowhere town Nebraska! Also, this isn't an ad but if @criobru wants to send a couple extra packages to try, I certainly wouldn't be opposed haha! 😁If you like dark chocolate then you'll enjoy @criobru!

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#TEACUPTUESDAY FAVOURITE 18 JULY, 2017

 

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 Finds – London Typewriter Edition – Part 1

I had a fantastic 4.5 months in London! Half of which I spent on “vacation”. London is really great in the Summer. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. After the first few weeks of catching up with friends, I started to yearn for the thrill of finding “New” vintage items. I have a particular penchant for portable  manual typewriters, for which the start of this addiction, needs an entire post. (I’ll put that on my To Do list ! ).

 

 

I began to visit websites such as Gumtree and the garage sale app Shpock and visited my favourite Car Boot sale in Pottersbury, for new treasures.

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The Olympia SF was the first find on Shpock

 

 

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Here’s the same machine, cleaned up !

I wasn’t sure what I was looking for at first, but after a seeing a few more posts from Richard Polt’s European collection, author of the Typewriter Revolution, I started to create a wish list. Top of the list was the Groma Kolibri, closely followed by a Princess 300 and Hermes 3000.

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Imperial Good Companion – Obsessed with this exposed type bar styles of the 1960’s
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The Valentine – I can see why it has a cult following and a must for most collectors. It’s sexy!
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Smith Premier Chum – In fact a rebranded Remington Portable
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Hermes 300 – This is my favourite
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Remington Home Portable, UK Version. I can imagine being a BBC Reporter with one of these on my lap.

Most of these machines just require some cleaning. The Hermes is just so wonderful to type on, I don’t think I will part with it! The Olympia SF has just sold to a lovely lady. I hope she enjoys it! You can find other machines for SALE in the store. Maybe one will make you Flicker !

Stay tuned for Part 2… yes, I brought even more machines home!