Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Teasday Traditions~

Vintage Victoria
Jane Austen inspired jewelry

Mote Spoon~ Taken from the Dutch word mot, meaning "dust." It is a pierced spoon with a pointed end on its handle used to stick into the spout of a teapot to scoop out wayward leaves.

Thanks to Jillian for trying to answer! That was funny! You are the winner, Jillian.

For the teasday trivia question for next week: What is a Brown Betty?

When I was about 16 years old, I became obsessed with Victoria magazine and the entire Victorian idea. I took pages out of the magazine and stuck them to my ceiling in a checkerboard pattern. My Mom and I would lay on my waterbed and talk while looking at all the gorgeous pictures. It was so relaxing to look at, I just couldn't look at them in the magazine only once. It seemed like a waste to me. My Mom and I still talk about those times and how nice and relaxing it was. We always had classical music playing and if it was winter, we had the thermostat on the waterbed turned up so it was nice and cozy. I love those memories with my Mom. A good tradition to start is having daily tea together. Even though we do not live in England, there's no reason we can't enjoy that tradition. Now that the weather is cooling off, it's even more convenient. You just seem to crave something hot and delicious in the afternoon. I promise it will be a memory your family and friends will cherish and will be glad they have in the future. While vacationing a year ago in the mountains of North Ga., my Mom and I found vintage Victoria magazines in a 5 and 10 shop. They were from the very years we had enjoyed them soo much. I bought every single one. Flipping through the pages brought back soo many memories. It was a very special find for me and I will cherish them forever.

If you have a special memory or tradition, with the holidays coming, please tell us about it. We'd love to share your story. With so much bad news in the world, it's nice to hear about the beautiful things in life that happen around us everyday.

Until next time,



LaundryBasketCase said...

Hi Lori, what a great memory - thanks for sharing with us. My special memory is from when I had the flu when I was little. I stayed at home on that wintery day, and my mum let me watch Sleeping Beauty on tape and brought me chicken soup. It was such a lovely day and I remember feeling happy even being sick.
I have no idea what a Brown Betty is? Is it a particular kind of hat or bag? I'm glad you managed to visit Bath and that you liked it.


Anonymous said...

I just had to tell ya that I'm breaking down and heading to your store! I've gotta get some more Creme Brulee (it's on my 10 year old daughter Christmas list)and while I'm at it... Maybe I'll try something new!
Gotta run... Tata!

Karen said...

Hi Lori, I have been a bit under the weather of late and haven't been able to participate. Just seeing the Victoria magazines brings back many memories for me. At one time, I had quite a collection spanning several years. My friend enjoys them now.
A Brown Betty is the classic shaped teapot.