Ever seen a heart-shaped hatbox? I hadn't until I got this Valentine's gift from my mom!
She was bothered by the orange accents and said she meant to replace them but didn't have time. Considering what lovely goodies are tucked inside, I can tolerate the orange just fine! (Besides, fellow tea blogger Steph loves orange, which has given me a whole new appreciation for the color.)
These cups and saucers are the small demitasse size, and with the heart-shaped saucers and the heart-shaped cups and handles, I think this is just one of the neatest Valentine's sets I could ever imagine.
And now it's giveaway time. Today's giveaway is a copy of the perfectly wonderful book "A Social History of Tea" by Jane Pettigrew. I had a heck of a time finding a copy of my own when this came out, and paid something like $40 for it years ago. When I saw this one on the clearance rack at a local bookstore recently for just a few pennies, I had to get it to share with another tea lover. It's a hardback book with dust jacket, but the top cover of the book (which you can't even see since it's behind the dust jacket) has a slight "dent" in it, so this imperfection is why it was on clearance. Other than that, it's a new, unread book, and I hope someone out there would like to have it. Just leave a comment between now and midnight and you'll be entered to win. There's no limit to the number of times you can win this week, so feel free to enter every day!