Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stocking Stuffers, Angels, and Christmas Wishes

A couple of weeks ago, I finished my internship that I had the opportunity to do this semester. I had so much fun working with the four awesome women who ran the show that I wanted to do something for them when I left.

I found a holiday tea stocking stuffer set by Adagio and thought they would make great gifts for the girls. I bought small, individual, decorative wreaths (that are actually supposed to go around candles), put a tin of tea in a silk bag, tied a ribbon around it, and put the bag in the center of the wreath. I thought they were really cute!

Christmas is only a couple of days away so… I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I will leave you with pictures of our angel ornaments on our Christmas tree. Oh, and more tea reviews are coming soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Unusual Oriental Jar

At least that was the name on the tag that was on this jar. While browsing the local treasure mart, I found this guy in one of the booths surrounded by “unusual sake sets.”

The jar is about 4 inches tall and a little over 2 inches in diameter. I think I’m going to see if I can use this “jar” as a cup instead. I am going to try to find a strainer that will fit inside the cup, so I can put the strainer in, add the leaves and water, place the lid on while steeping, and when the tea is ready I can remove the lid and the strainer full of leaves and drink my tea out of an awesome tea cup.

What do you think?