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Roses are red, travel is sweet. Plus Teaview: For the Love of Tea – English Rose

This is a repost from lost data a while back. If you haven’t seen it, enjoy.  Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. Katharine Lee Bates View this post on Instagram A bit grand. . . . #peppershotels #travel #southernhighlands #australia #blogger #luxury #vintage #furniture A post shared by Kelly (@whoknewiwasahousewife) on Dec… Continue reading Roses are red, travel is sweet. Plus Teaview: For the Love of Tea – English Rose

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The Search for Perfection. Bluebelle and Teaview: Chocolate Treasure and Chai Masala, Green Valley Spices

“Perfection is everywhere if we only choose to recognise it.” Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea   A fellow teastagrammer (ahhhh, internet) recently posed a question: View this post on Instagram The search for perfection (1): Does perfection exist? Is there such a thing as the perfect cup of tea? In our perfection series of… Continue reading The Search for Perfection. Bluebelle and Teaview: Chocolate Treasure and Chai Masala, Green Valley Spices

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Lacy Blue plus Teaview: High Tea with Harriet’s Sunday breakfast tea and The Brewing Crate subscription

I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature. Coco Chanel I’d never much been into lacy, frilly things when I was younger. In fact, I was rather repulsed by all things girly. Even when I got married at 23 (wow, 23) I chose a dress that… Continue reading Lacy Blue plus Teaview: High Tea with Harriet’s Sunday breakfast tea and The Brewing Crate subscription

baking · food · recipes · tea

Thriftea art deco find, jam dots and Teaview: T2 French Earl Grey

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection – Conrad Hall Thriftea. See what I did there? *snort* I stumbled across this quirky trio in an op-shop. What is it even doing? It gabbled several languages in its haphazard green, orange, black and gold paint. I was confused and transfixed. I didn’t quite know what I thought of… Continue reading Thriftea art deco find, jam dots and Teaview: T2 French Earl Grey

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Oolong through the looking glass: New glass teaware plus teaview – T2 Oolong choc chai

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Don’t let… Continue reading Oolong through the looking glass: New glass teaware plus teaview – T2 Oolong choc chai

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Got any blacker? Plus Teaview: Japanese Sencha, T2

Does anyone remember that ad? Probably noone under thirty at the least (and definitely not outside of Australia). It pre-dates Not Happy Jan, which I’m told is barely within memory. How did I get this old? Anywho, yes, yes, I know. You’ve missed me. And I’ve been buying tea and teaware and not sharing it… Continue reading Got any blacker? Plus Teaview: Japanese Sencha, T2

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Dainty op-shop find, chocolate peppermint bites, plus Teaview: T2 Peace, Love and Peppermint

Some people say that I have a problem. I say they’re jealous. Meet my new dainty little set that I found at a local op-shop for $5. Stamped with “Haviland France” and “Haviland & Co. Limoges.” this delicate china cup and saucer is quite fine, with wear from love. A brief investigation seems to place… Continue reading Dainty op-shop find, chocolate peppermint bites, plus Teaview: T2 Peace, Love and Peppermint

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Quest for the Best – Scones. Recipe #1. Pumpkin scones. Plus teaview: Sydney Breakfast, T2

Welcome to the first instalment of my Quest for the Best series! My mission is to hunt out and try different recipes for classical favourites; sometimes traditional, sometimes with a twist. Scones, meatloaf, your mum’s lasagne recipe… nothing is safe! So join me on my odyssey of home-cookery and feel free to point me in the direction… Continue reading Quest for the Best – Scones. Recipe #1. Pumpkin scones. Plus teaview: Sydney Breakfast, T2