" Come sit by my side and over a cup of tea, speak to me of the goodness of life."
Lady Evelyn Fitzgerald Dodson

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mrs. Sayer's Apple Cake

This week we have been serving Mrs. Sayer's apple cake in the parlor (and in the cubicle, too, which made the coworkers very happy). It's an old fashioned, heavy, very moist cake, perfect with a strong cup of tea.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

The holidays are approaching, and nothing is more American than pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie courtesy of H, tea courtesy of Twinings (English Breakfast, clearly my favorite tea blend).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lady Grey

Winter has finally arrived in the parlor, with evening temperatures downright nippy and a vest or coat finally necessary equipment and not something you push past in the closet to get to the dog food. So today at work we are enjoying Twinings Lady Grey tea with a lemon scone. Not a crumb left.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tea Towels

Tea towels from TPRC, along with a tea bag holder. Can you make out the adorable clay tea pot and cup buttons on the bookmark?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Adorable Debbie Mumm Fleece

Nights will start getting a little nippy here in the desert parlor soon, so it's time to take out the Debbie Mumm teapot fleece purchased last winter. It's overwhelmingly orange, not a color we have anywhere in the parlor, but perhaps that's part of its appeal.  We have a secret love of folk art and folksy decor in the parlor which we rarely indulge, and this fits that niche in a most snuggly way.