I love tea parties. I do. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is just an extra excuse to throw one, as far as I’m concerned. If you’re not convinced, hopefully these images will twist your arm:
1. These teacup and teapot rings can be bought separately, but they clearly belong together. By JodiaAnna.
2. This is a seriously elaborate set of paper cake toppers! I love it. By 3 Blonde Bears.
3. This photo was taken by me, peering into one of the window displays at Harrods. I wanted to jump right in.
4. If you’re up for a slightly subversive Jubilee weekend, you can by a Queen jelly mould, some royal temporary tattoos…and also some sick bags, in case things get out of hand. All by Lydia Leith.
5. A set of teabags from The Cake Nest. The queen’s in very good (if occasionally fictional) company!
Have a lovely Jubilee weekend, wherever you are!
Posted by thefty on 01/06/2012
Matcha is a brilliant green powder made from ground green tea leaves. I’ve been intrigued by it since I stumbled upon this recipe for Matcha panda bread, which is funny given that I don’t particularly like drinking green tea. (I do like pandas, though.)
1. Vanilla and Matcha whoopie pies by Sylvia. I very much want to eat one.
2. A can of iced green tea. Very peaceful, apparently. By Shanon Wise.
3. Semi-sweet green tea candy from Japan. Photo by Andrew Magill.
4. Green tea and red bean Kit Kat! From Japan, of course. By Selva.
5. Green Tea Frappuccino Bento box. By Sakurako Kitsa.
Which one do you want to eat?
Posted by thefty on 18/05/2012
I love finding pattern and repetition in my surroundings:
1. Concentric circles inside a grapefruit.
2. Plates, cups, table = circles on circle.
3. Holes in the ground.
4. Tea cup rims, and saucer rims too.
5. Mini lemon tarts.
Posted by thefty on 20/06/2011
Fancy I brew? I sure do. I’ve become quite the tea aficionado since moving to England. In fact, I have a whole drawer reserved for my packets of tea, and sometimes I stick my head in there just to take a good long whiff. My current favourite is this. What’s yours?
1. Flying tea (with extra fly) seen here.
2. A sophisticated cuppa at Camellia’s Tea House.
3. Hand knitted tea cosies at Teapod.
4. Delicate leaves and delicate cups… at the Orangery.
5. A steaming pot of Chai at NatGeo on Regent Street.
Posted by thefty on 18/05/2011
Tea involves waiting; you’ve got to boil the kettle, let the tea brew, and must take your time to drink it. All this waiting gives tea a sense of ceremony, and I have really come to relish it. My favourite thing about the waiting, however, is that it gives me time to whip out my camera. Enjoy!
1. Concentric circles and a heavy pot of Early Grey.
2. Peering into a pot of Tea from Turkey: Loose lemon and peppermint .
2. Hovering above a bathful of herbal tea (to bathe in, not to drink!)
4. The last gulps of grainy peppermint tea. (AKA The horror of a burst teabag.)
5. Looking down on a perfect arrangement of shadows.
I really, really love tea.
Posted by thefty on 11/04/2011
Right now I want a milkshake but all I’m getting is this post.
1. A little bee guzzling down nectar.
2. Some educational books at Liberty.
3. Enjoying a cup of tea.
4. Rowan sipping a mojito for Comic Relief.
5. Kitty-kat taking it easy.
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Posted by thefty on 31/03/2011
Tea always seems better when it comes out of a teapot. It’s not just because of the taste; it’s about the sense of ceremony that goes with it.
1. My tea is so precious that it requires an army escort.
2. My beloved teapot pendant. Get a similar one here.
3. The teapot that thinks it’s a layer cake.
4. This teapot was full of gin.
5. As if this wasn’t weird enough as it is, the head also swivels around Exorcist style.
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Posted by thefty on 31/05/2010
I really like tea. I don’t think I was so keen on it before I moved to England, but that was many moons ago. Anyway, I’ve always enjoyed cake(s) and colourful things, and now I just throw tea into the mix and call it a tea party.
1. A Christmas display at Liberty. Super sensory overload, and I like it.
2. This is at my house. Needless to say, I like colours.
3. Cupcakes just off London’s Carnaby Street. They came and they went.
4. My first ever afternoon tea. Not a great shot – I was focusing on eating!
5. The remains of the day.
Posted by thefty on 26/11/2009
In no particular order:
1. A good pie and a hunk o’ good cheese. (These were at Spitalfields market.)
2. A cup of tea and a sit down. Slice of cake, optional.
3. A fry up. of course.
4. Where else in the world would pet-shop mice be fed Yorkshire puddings?
5. Tea cakes, bramley apple pies and bakewell tarts (the supermarket version).
Posted by thefty on 15/10/2009
In no particular order:
1. I got a bit creative with my peppermint tea.
2. Mr. Insect nearly had me fooled.
3. I’ve yet to meet a Canadian who doesn’t own a stash of Roots stuff.
4. What on earth are those red growths?
5. It says ’24, can you BE-LEAF it?’
Posted by thefty on 26/08/2009