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.
Joanna at theafternoonteaset took us with her when she visited the Railway Museum in York, England
Caroline over in Australia Mizpahcottage had a “multiple cups of tea day ” – I can definitely relate
A perfectly named teacup – “Autumn Dreams” from Katherine
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.
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 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 ! ).
Sightseeing in London
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.
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.
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!