Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Roundup

I tend to swoon over Royal Copenhagen China and yet have a conniption fit over the price. Lucky for me the venerable company is holding an online sale as we speak!

While in California I discovered that the beautiful Mariage Freres tea is available in bulk at the taste test mecca The Pasta Shop down on Fourth Street in Berkeley. At $54 per pound I wasn't buying in bulk per say, but rather tiny tiny tastes of many varieties. As I was filling my very small bags a friendly saleswoman came over and recommended the sickly sweet vanilla-smelling Bourbon Red Tea variety. To be polite, I bought a miniscule amount. I brought it home to New York, brewed it, and it was just about the best thing I've ever had. It has officially supplanted Marco Polo as my favorite tea.

Autumn is upon us it seems. How can I tell you ask? Fruitslinger is posting about lots of beautiful apples!

And...I finally bought these frames that I've been loving since the springtime. And you know what? I'm pretty into them. And the quality is really wonderful for the price. So refreshing when that happens isn't it?


Laura said...

Royal Copenhagen Bone China is expensive in Denmark too ... It's delightful, isn't it? So, what did you buy!
When you come to Paris you MUST visit the shop of Mariage Freres at the Marais!

Ulla said...

thanks for the tip!:) i am into vintage china on ebay!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Have you ever had Blue Lady Tea? I love it!

I used to have a few pieces of Royal broke in a move. So sad.

At Christmas last year, I did an all 1950's theme..and found my mom's old china on ebay. It was great..even the vintage apron.

I just love stopping by to visit you.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Mel - No, I've never heard of it! Will certainly have to give it a try. And that is just tragic about your china, but glad to hear that ebay came to the rescue!

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