Like many of you, I like to settle in with a cup of tea and enjoy the new issue of Tea Time. The last few weeks have been crazy busy for me, but this week has been much calmer, and I finished my latest book edit yesterday, so now is the time for me to take a deep breath and catch up on the niceties of life … like Tea Time! I had to wait for this issue to arrive at Barnes & Noble since my subscription expired, and I'm waiting on them to offer me a sweet "deal" before I re-subscribe. This Red Velvet Peppermint Cake on the cover is just beautiful, and though I don't believe I've seen red velvet and peppermint paired before, they're actually a natural fit, aren't they?
I always love the page of featured teas in each issue, and I love to read about the teacups as well as the teas themselves. I would love to own a set of every single china pattern on this page!
And since it's not even Thanksgiving yet, I thought it was great that they featured a Thanksgiving tea as well. This brown transferware teapot is beautiful and reminds me of the many lovely ladies in tea-land who collect transferware.
Inspiration always comes from these pages. This time, it's something very simple. I have a cookie spritzer that makes these Christmas cookies in all the cute shapes, but I've never colored my dough. Now, I think I will. Thanks, Tea Time!