Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Teasday Show-n-tell

Happy Fall, everyone! Due to some technical problems, I was not able to post yesterday for Teasday. Now, today I'm still having some trouble and not able to download my pictures. Sorry everyone! I had the most beautiful picture of my new tea, Orange Spice. It's autumn in a cup! A wonderfully spicy cinnamon flavor with a citrus blend. I love it when fall is in the air and you can sip a hot, spicy cup of tea. It's wonderful. This tea is not only beautiful and delicious, the scent is so aromatic it takes you straight to the perfect fall day. I wish my computer was cooperating because I would show you my beautiful new teacup from my sweet Aunt Nancy. She brought it back from Russia while she was living in Finland. She is back home now in the states and brought it over Friday night. As soon as I get things working, I'll add it for you to see. Thanks Aunt Nancy! Love you! My teacup was going to be my show-and-tell item for this Teasday. I think I've found a new passion in collecting teapots and teacups. I just love it when I get a new one. Especially when I also have a new tea to drink! Oh, and unlike my usual preference of adding milk, I like this one without it better.

For our winner of last week's trivia, the winner was Colleen!! Thanks for playing! The answer was that you can put your bag under your chair if it's large, in your lap if it's small, but NEVER on the table for any reason. Great job everyone! I especially liked the answer about the hook under the table! That sounded neat.
Our next week's trivia question is: What is a teapoy? Hmmmmm, sounds interesting, doesn't it? You can google if you don't know, but it would be fun to take a guess.

I hope you all have a wonderful fall week. Enjoy the cooler weather, take a nice walk in the park and then go make yourself some Orange Spice tea.

Warm hugs~



Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmmm... Orange SPice that sounds like a slice of Heaven!

Now to answer the question... if I had to guess, I'd say a peasant who stands in one place - serving tea to the master???

But now for the google answer (I was FAR OFF)... "small table used for tea"!

Anonymous said...

i think a teapoy is a box that people used to store tea in.

(Colleen's daughter)

Michele said...

Hi Lori,

Your pictures were gorgeous!!! Happy Fall to you, too!!!

As for the trivia question: A teapoy is an item of furniture used in the 19th Century for storing tea. A teapoy usually consisted of a lockable box attached to a stand or three legged table. They were used when tea was a valuable commodity, and was important enough to be stored in a special, decorative container. Can also be used to describe a three-legged table without a container, used for a tea service.

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)