Monday, June 29, 2009

A pretty new tea case

"Why do they always have things just for you?" That's what my mom said to me Saturday in HomeGoods when I showed her the pretty new tea case I had just found. I am calling this a "case" rather than a "chest," but to be perfectly honest with you I'm not entirely sure WHAT this thing is!

To give you some idea of the size and construction, here's a photo of the corner with the hinged lid. It measures about 10-1/2 inches wide, 11-1/2 inches tall and 2-3/4 inches deep.

And here's the opposite corner, with some curious looking divisions. What IS this thing?

Well, you open it to find what I at first thought were photo pockets, but there are no divisions for pockets. These plastic sheet protectors will hold an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, or anything else you can slide inside, I suppose, but there is not a seam at top or bottom. Maybe it's to hold recipes?

And once you turn the wooden "page" with the sheet protectors, you find an open case type construction, which I am going to put to use gathering up some of the many sample tea packets I've acquired this year. It could also be used as a "writing desk" to hold tea-themed notecards, stickers, bookmarks, etc. I thought this was a pretty neat and substantial piece for $19.99. There was (at the Cobb Parkway HomeGoods) another piece like this but it featured a design of shelves displaying pretty teapots. I opted for this one largely because it said "TEA," and this same design is also featured on what looked like a chest for teabags. It was smaller than my piece and cost more, $24.99. I imagine more of these items can be found at other HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx and More stores for you kindred spirits who might like one!


parTea lady said...

Your Mom has a point - you always seem to find tea treasures wherever you go.

I like this "tea case". It is nice to hold your tea and would also be a lovely tea momento box for all those tea room menus, tea labels, post cards, etc.

Linda J. said...

I'm just catching up after our trip to the beach. Looks like I need to make a trip to Homegoods and TJ Maxx.

kimberly said...

What an amazing tea case, very pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

yhought you might like to see these neat tea pots.
I have only bought tea from here.
the jasmine dragon pearl tea was very good and very fresh!

Shipping is not bad either and the seller has a store on ebay also.