SEPTEMBER, a month of absolute contrasts here in New England. It was absurdly hot some days, though there were signs of Autumn temps sneaking in a few days in the month.
Still, every day was perfect for tea. I have been quietly enjoying Harney & Sons Cinnamon Sunset Black tea with orange and cloves. It is sumptuous and rich and I think a lovely afternoon tea for the Autumn. The notes of cinnamon and clove really awaken the senses. My husband says it smells like Christmas every time I drink it. I recommend that it is brewed as instructed, and drunk from a bone china teacup. Have you tried it ?
And so like the weather, my picks for this month are varied. From collections displayed as part of milestone birthday celebration, to an Alice in Wonderland teacup.
Here are my #teacuptuesday favourites for the month of September 2017.
Do you have a favourite ?
Today I didn't manage to post yet as I opened my house and stockroom for a belated birthday party and was too busy giving tours and serving cake… it gives me so much joy to share the treasures I have built up and see others appreciate what I love so much myself. Here's a snap shot of the display 🎉☕️🎂❤️ . . . #teastagram #gentlerattleofchina # rattlethecups #antiqueporcelain #antiquesforsale #teacups #antiquestore #antiqueshop #antique #antiques #englishantiques #englishantique #englishantiquesforsale #englishantiquelover #finebonechina #bonechinateacup #teacupsofinstagram #porcelain #porcelaincup #porcelaincups #teacups #teacuplover #afternoontea #luxurylife
Ahoy Mateys! Happy Teacup Tuesday perhaps washed down with a bottle of rum me hearties 😉 •••••••••••••••••••••••• Goodness where to start!? We had a fun afternoon at the grand opening of the new Hamburg Inn location. If you're ever in Iowa City, I definitely recommend eating there and don't forget a pie shake! 😊 And then we walked, sang, and shouted for our elementary school in the City High parade. I love this town! ••••••••••••••••••••••••• I'll talk more about this next Tuesday but on Saturday when I flew into Chicago from LA I decided to go enjoy afternoon tea before driving home. What a delightful treat! Also after navigating LA freeways and inner city Chicago without any mishaps, I feel like I can do anything haha! •••••••••••••••••••••• I want to give a shout out to my sweetheart of a friend Bonnie. You count yourself lucky if you have a close friend like Bonnie. Only a week out from surgery and still very much recovering, she didn't even hesitate when I asked if I could stay with her for a week. We definitely didn't get to spend as much time together as we would've liked because of work but I think we treasured the time we did have. -I think some of my favourite moments were wearing my heels to the grocery store but bringing flats just in case and her three year old did the same, brought her sparkly shoes and some plain ones just in case. 😂 -All the kids waiting up for me and showing off the night I got there. -Spending time in the kitchen together. -Introducing me at church as her dear friend. -Our wonderful relaxing beach day. Being able to be myself and chat for awhile but also not feel bad for dozing off for a bit in the sun. -The drive home, picking out songs for Bonnie and her husband to guess. Whoever guessed the song title first, won. Such giggles! -Playing Anomia the night before I left with Bonnie, her dad, and her husband Spencer. The howls of laughter and fun just warmed my heart. I love that girl. She's one of my special ones. ❤️ •••••••••••••••••••••• How has your week been? Do anything exciting? Let's chat in the comments! 😘
Who needs camomile or nettle tea when you can just pour yourself oodles of hydrangea blossom from my magic pot…. #timefortea #myweekofleaves #antique_r_us #teacuptuesday #brocante #stilllife #tv_flowers #tv_retro #vintagelaceandroses #enamelware #kitchenalia #frenchstyle #flowerart #flowersofinstagram #flores #blumen #fleur #hydrangea #etsy #etsyseller #aquietstyle #tea_cup_tuesday #wood #still_life_gallery #respirofotografia #thehub_vintage #momentsofmine #stilllife_perfection #9vaga_shabbysoft9
'It's Always Tea Time' Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ~ by Lewis Carroll~ This beautiful teacup with Alice's dress which was made out of old pages from a book was just gorgeous at Readings at The State Library of Victoria last weekend Posting for #teacuptuesday and #underthisclochetuesday @customonlineinteriordesign