Friday, December 26, 2008
Tea gifts I gave
All year long, I seem to pick up tea things for myself, but just so you'll know, I do also like to give tea gifts. Like this Old Country Roses tea set I found for my OCR-collecting mom at What's in Store, my across-the-street antiques and collectibles store in Newnan. She already has the nice bone china teapot from OCR, but this set had rose-shaped knobs on the teapot and sugar bowl lids, which I thought she would like as well. The set was new, in the original box, with original stickers on the pieces, and was about one-third of the retail *sale* price. No wonder I love What's in Store!
When I told niece Cari some months ago that I had discovered a "Tea Party Barbie" existed on eBay, she said, "Why don't you get it for me for Christmas?" So I did. (Now I want one too!) You can't see it, but Barbie comes with her own little pink plastic tea set down in the bottom of the box.
A girlfriend who loves bath and beauty products got this cucumber and green tea sugar scrub and fluffy socks. (She is also a scrapbooker and got some tea-themed stickers, but I forgot to take a photo of them.)
A coffee-and-tea-loving girlfriend got this "I am not a paper cup" cup. Would you believe this is actually a porcelain cup with silicone lid designed to look just like a styrofoam cup? (Found this at Limetree at Ashley Park. I'm glad they had only one on display, because I would have been *very* tempted to get another for myself.)
And finally, Old Navy's bath and beauty products this Christmas included green tea soaps and candles, and these rounded out a gift for another tea-loving girlfriend. Of course, now that it's Dec. 26, it's time to go begin shopping for next year's Christmas gifts. Did you give any tea gifts this year?