Welcome to tea today my friends. I'm joining Tea Time Tuesday as usual hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage as well as a special Heart of the Home party hosted by Sheila from Notesongs to feature your favourite cupboard.
I'm using a Maxwell Williams 'Rosebud' teacup and have rooibus vanilla brewing in the teapot. Although I have some very nice china teapots, when by myself, I like to use this double-walled stainless steel one from Paderno which has a built in infuser and keeps the tea hot for ages.
Instead of something sweet, I often like a scone or piece of bread with tea and I have a fresh baked loaf of Irish soda bread.
Lots of raisins and warm from the oven, spread some butter on a slice and it's delicious.
Now, let me tell you about my favourite cupboard. There was no problem choosing it because it had a transformation last year.
Originally it was a display case for products when I sold Mary Kay cosmetics. Afterwards it held my cookbooks and bits of this and that. But the colour didn't match the oak cupboards so a paint job was in order. A shelf was built in for my cookbooks and this left the cupboard open for a new purpose.
Now, this is my tea cupboard with many regular, flavoured and herbal teas to choose from.
There are some fresh scones under glass too most days and the pretty hand-embroidered butterfly cloth is from my friend Eva.
My collection of tea books are on the top and bottom shelves and full of good recipes and traditions.
I just realized I didn't open the doors to show what's below the tea things but it's pretty much a storage place for the blender, food processor, cake stands and the vintage linen tea/cocktail napkins.
Won't you join us for tea or to show off your favourite cupboard?