We certainly did breeze right by Spring and into Summer this year! In part it was because we were on vacation for almost six weeks. My husband has convinced me that the only way I can get proper rest, relaxation and rejuvenation is by leaving the country. Be assured, it doesn’t take much arm-twisting for me to give in to that! Our travels this year took us to England and France, where we were able to take in some long-dreamed of sights during our stay. Besides giving us much-needed personal time to refresh, this trip also afforded me wonderful opportunities to do research, enhancing my knowledge and appreciation of the ever-expanding world of tea. In Paris, we visited two of the premier tea emporiums, pictured here, Mariage Freres and Heddiard.
No trip across the pond would be complete without shopping! This photo was taken of Gold Hill in Dorset where we climbed the hill and rewarded ourselves by stopping in to a charming little antique shop at the top.
What fun we had scooping up bargains at little vintage and antique shops, flea market stalls and china factories! The one pictured below is the Burleigh Factory in Stoke-on-Trent, one of our favorite haunts. Emma Bridgewater, Dudson, Churchill and, of course, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton, got their fair-share of our time and money as well.
Boy, howdy, do we have a boat-load of goodies to show you! Over the course of the next few months, we will begin to reveal the lovelies in our shop here, on Etsy, at our annual Fall Open House, as well as on Facebook. Here are just a few samples:
As for what is going on here at home in the shop, be sure to check out our Summer Sale Section as there are some terrific bargains listed right now at 50% off! We have our White Tea blends, which make great iced teas, included and numerous favorites as well. We’ll be adding some new flavors in our New Arrivals very soon, too.
By popular demand, we are working to get PayPal installed for your shopping convenience. We’ll make an announcement when it goes live. Stay tuned!
May your Summer be a season to relax, refresh and rejuvenate with opportunities to embrace those moments with family and friends. And, of course, don’t forget to drink lots of tea!