Monday, November 3, 2014

Put the Kettle On, It's Time for Tea

Oh My Goodness, it's been a week since I last posted, and now it is Time For Tea again!!
Sorry about the glare in this photo, I took the picture through a glass case, but just had to get a picture of it for Tea with Elizabeth and the gang.
This past week we spent Wednesday through Sunday in Temecula with the Heatland RV group.  The weather was beautiful until Friday night when we really had some WEATHER!!!  Yep, it finally rained in SOCAL!  But Thursday DH and I went down into old town Temecula and kicked around awhile, checking out the antique shops.

Some of the interesting things in the antique and collectable shops, and my glass of wine at the end of the day
Found some interesting teas in an Olive Oil tasting shop, of all places.  No matter how I stood the shadow, from the window, just wouldn't leave the picture

Our youngest son and family drove up, from San Diego on Saturday, and we went over to the golf course for lunch. DH and I ordered iced tea to drink and this is how it came out.  The pot on the far left had HOT water, the pot in the middle was full of ice as well as the tall slender glass.  The tea bag was completely separate.  You put you tea bag in the HOT pot, with the little stem poking out of the top of the pot, and got it to the strength you wanted, then poured it in the middle pot full of ice, then into you glass. The tea was really very good.


This is the tea bag, there was also a little trivet to put the used bag on.  The tea bag is made of a stiff nylon (would be my guess).  I thought it was so clever I brought my used tea bag home....LOL

I did spend the afternoons, sitting in the sun working on my Today journal.  Finished one page and have two others started.  Will show them at a later dated.

So that's about it for this past week, we met some new friends and enjoyed some of the people we met last year  at the rally.  Bob relaxed, in the trailer, in the recliner, in front of the TV most of the time.  I dilly dallied around with art stuff.  I did find a stamp store in Temecula that I had not been to before.  They now know me quite well.  Might show off the new stash tomorrow, right now it is time for a shower, PJs and Dancing with the Stars.  I'll make tea rounds in the morning......on Tuesday.....GRIN!

Inky Hugs


  1. Never seen such a fab teabag ..what cool form... and all this fabulous antique tableware is gorgeous..thank you for sharing !
    Happy T-Day!

  2. The photos at the antique store are great--love the pumpkin one.
    That's an interesting way to serve tea!
    Happy T day :)

  3. Looks like you had a great weekend. Loved the antiques!

  4. I'm like you. I would have snatched up that tea bag, too. Very clever.

    Loved the collage of tea related pieces you shared. Thought the coffee sign was too, too funny, even though I don't drink wine. Laughed at the nude behind the tea set, at least it looked like a nude on this small laptop monitor.

    Had fun joining you in Temecula for T this week. Loved seeing this town again through your eyes.

  5. Looks like you had a great time visiting all the shops. That is one of the best parts of travel isn't it?

    Happy T Day!


  6. I'd have had trouble resisting those tea cups in the antique shop. Lovely! I've never had tea served that way, but it sounds like fun :)

    Congrats on the rain!

  7. Hello and Happy T Day! What a pretty and fun post this is. How neat the tea drinking was, have never heard of that but would love to try it.
    Such pretty dishes and funny sayings to enjoy. The clock teapot is so neat, would love one like that.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely and fun photos Krisha...
    exciting to read about some of your adventures too!
    I have a wee collection of those Tea Forte bags and Love the little leaf with it's wire stem too.
    Fancy and fresh presentation on your iced tea...I always appreciate thoughtful details like that.
    Enjoy * Enjoy and Happy T Day

  9. thanks for sharing your fun adventure Krisha-love the items in the antique store-I have (if not the same) a very similar tea cup or two like the ones up front in the one photo. I must say that teapot clock is divine!!! Never saw a tea bag like this-I would have taken it home too:) Happy T day!

  10. OmyGoodness Bob could have done the recliner/tv thing at home! :) Aaahh i guess thats what made him happy though.. Oh i do hope you'll show us your stash!

    Pssstt.... by the way i would have brought that tea bag home too. :) What a cool way to serve your tea.

    I think perhaps you might have had to stand on your head to get rid of that shadow in the picture. lol

    And i love me some antique stores. I almost never ever buy anything but i LOVE to look. :) Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  11. I love antique stores! I already have too much stuff so try to resist the urge to buy, but it is so much fun to look! Love that pyramidal tea bag...too cool. happy T day!

  12. He! he! I would have just had to bring home that tea bag too!! Love those antiques!! Happy T day, Chrisx

  13. What a wonderful collection of teapots and tea cups! That way of making and having tea look so interesting Krisha.
    Have a lovely week

  14. Looks like a fun time! I love the sign,too,although it would have to read tea for me!Any plans for the fabulous tea bag?

  15. Sounds great Krisha, some relaxing, some mooching about, some wine, some (beautifully done) tea, some more mooching and then befriending folk at a craft store. Lovely. And yes, I wanna see the stash!! Lovely tea pots you found..Gah, I could so easily develop a big thing for china!

  16. Happy T Day - What a super duper tea post, it all looks quite perfect for today :o))

  17. What fun! I'm not sure I could have figured out all the steps in making that tea, but what a cool teabag!
    Happy T-Day!! :)

  18. Love the photos from the antique store ! ♥ I could easily become addicted to buying teapots but so far have retrained myself. It's hard :)
    Can't wait to see what you have done in your journal.