Thursday, August 30, 2012

School supplies for tea lovers

Although I've been out of school for quite some years now, I still just love shopping for school supplies! As a writer I'm always loading up on pens and pencils, journals of every shape and size, and notebooks for a variety of purposes. This year, I realized some of my best "school supplies" were all gifts from tea friend Lani in Hawaii.

This set of erasers includes, clockwise from top, sweet rice cakes and red bean jam wrapped in oak leaves, sweet rice cakes on bamboo sticks, sweet rice cakes wrapped in cherry blossom leaves, green tea, and little cakes filled with red bean jam. What an elaborate set of erasers!

There are also cute little teacups ...

... and a teapot and teacup set. I must confess, though, that I enjoy looking at them too much to actually use these erasers. Would you?

10 comments:

Marie said...

What a fun collection. And what a nice friend. I agree with you, they are too interesting to use for utilitarian purposes.

relevanttealeaf said...

I wouldn't use them as erasers either. They're so cute!

Lavender Cottage said...

They are cute, and no, I wouldn't use them.
Judith

Rosemary said...

How precious! No... I could not use them... and would do exactly what you just did... share them on a blog post!

my cup of tea said...

Oh my! How CUTE!!! Never seen them before!
~Donna~

Joy said...

Those are darlIng but I would not erase with them!

Steph said...

I love this time if year and just received a similar set from Lani. She is so generous!!!!

Marilyn said...

I don't think I could use them, they are so very, very cute. That Lani does like to surprise with special and well thought out gifts. She is a treasure.

Denise said...

My kind of thing!I love those sweet little erasers and I wouldn't use them either.Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage :)

Denise said...

My kind of thing!I love those sweet little erasers and I wouldn't use them either.Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage :)