I am so happy that you are visiting today! I have some fun things to share with you.


Come along inside….
We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place
  The Wind in the Willows

tea time

I have never been a coffee drinker until my doctor put me on two 8 oz. of coffee for my fibromyalgia. So I tried it for a couple of years. Fibromyalgia comes with chronic fatigue , as well as all of your nerve endings being on fire and several other things. The coffee helped to warm my muscles and help with the joint pain. it helped for a while then all I felt was nervousness. So I thought this has to go it wasn’t working. Away went my little pink coffee pot.

I did some research on line and found that some herbal teas actually do what the doctor was telling me that the coffee was suppose to do. So I thought I would give it a try.  I don’t know about you but I love a hot mug of something in the mornings and before bed.

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
If you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are exhausted, it will calm you.
William Gladstone

tea time 1

I found a perfect on line shop that has amazing teas. It’s called the Tea Spot. (If you are interested in the shop click the photo above ) I have used tea bags before but I have never steeped loose tea, so I purchased a tea pot from them and some loose tea.

tea time bar

This is my little tea tray all set up with canisters full of tea bags, loose tea and honey. I have to have honey and a little milk in my tea it’s such a treat.

The soil.
The elevation.
The climate.
The sunshine.
The rain.
The tea.

tea fav

This tea from The Tea Spot is made from coconut. Oh it is so heavenly, and the aroma is amazing. The tea give me a natural perk and yet seems to calm me at the same time. I pretty sure that tea time is a keeper for me. I have sent for a few more types they have rose tea, and a wedding breakfast tea made from jasmine. Can’t wait to try them. I bought the aqua tea pot and the coconut cabana tea as a set, I think the prices are very reasonable. 

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
If you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are exhausted, it will calm you.
William Gladstone

tea simmer

Preparing loose tea takes just a little longer than the bags but it seems to be more flavor-able. Any way that’s what my taste buds tell me.

tea bags

Here are two of my favorite Bigelow herbal tea. The mint is so refreshing and I drink the chamomile before I go to bed at night. Love my tea times. In fact my grands all love to have a cup of tea with me, heavy on the honey and milk.

tea cup

I do have one problem though this is the only tea cup that I own. I got into a rage one day and made pincushions from all my tea cups and gave them away.

BeFunky_diy 3 tea.jpg

Yup silly me. If you are interested in the post that I did on how to make tea cup pincushions click the photo above.

The soil.
The elevation.
The climate.
The sunshine.
The rain.
The tea.

One thing that I found about my tea times is that I am actually doing something for me, I really enjoy those few precious minutes.

I want to take a few minutes to thank a dear blogging friend for being so thoughtful to me when I was sick.

tea kris bag

In the mail came a package from Kris my blogging friend from http://junkchiccottage.blogspot.com/. Tears came to my eyes as I opened the package that was wrapped so beautifully. Anybody that will send me interior design magazines truly gets me. She sent some lovely note cards (which I was running out of) and a very thoughtful card. When my blog grows up I what it to be just like Junk Chic Cottage. lol  Seriously though this is what blogging to me is all about. Meeting and loving beautiful kindred spirits from all over the world and sharing our talents and lives together. It gives a new meaning to pen pals! Thank you so much dear Kris you are such a sweet, loving friend.

Down the road I want to have some kind of exchange.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this and if you would like to participate in something like this and what you would like to exchange. Mull it over in your minds and send me your comments.

Now go have a cup of tea and take a few moments for yourself.

The first cup moistens my lips and throat.
The second shatters my loneliness.
The third causes the wrongs of life to fade gently from my recollection.
The fourth purifies my soul.
The fifth lifts me to the realms of the unwinking gods
    Chinese Mystic, Tang Dynasty



I will be partying this week at these great blogs, come and check them out!


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Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill


Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Tuesdays with a Twist @ God’s Growing Garden



Before & After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House

What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style



Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Home Matters @ overdueorganizing.com

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things



Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Party Junk @ Funky Junk

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

37 thoughts on “TEA TIME

  1. Good Morning Jo,
    So happy you got your little package. Just wish you did not live so far away you probably were better by the time it got to you lol! I have never been a coffee drinker either. I love the smell of it brewing but have never liked the taste even with all the good stuff you can put in it. I am a tea drinker and always love finding good teas. So I am going to check out this site. Hope you have a great Mom’s Day Week End. Put up your feet and relax and enjoy your special day.


    • Kris you are such a darling. It was not hard to give up the coffee for reasons that you said, we must have the same taste buds. lol I hope that your family takes really good care of you this weekend you deserve it! Hugs, Jo


  2. Love reading about your tea time. I am a tea drinker and enjoy several hot cups a day. I also have fibromyalgia but have not noticed any relief from my tea, but I do agree drinking a hot drink is so soothing so maybe it is working. I never put the two together. Have a great day. Hugs,


    • Thanks Sandi for your comment I am so sorry to know that you have that nasty disease. Maybe it’s the different types of tea but I think you are right about the fact that it relaxes you. I’ve had Fibro for over 20 years and it finally stopped me from working out of the home. But you learn little tricks to help you get by. Anytime you need to talk about it just email me. Sometimes just talking about it with someone that really understands helps. Hugs, Jo


  3. Hi sweet Jo! How I would love to join you for tea 🙂 This post was simply delightful, my friend. I am sorry to hear you struggle with fibromyalgia…. I am glad the tea seems to help. Hugs to you!


  4. I love coffee but know I shouldn’t drink it after lunch (or I won’t sleep that night)…in the afternoon and evening I switch to green tea. In the summer I drink gallons of homemade iced green tea. Yum!!!


  5. I drink coffee in the morning and switch to green tea for the rest of the day…love them both. In the summer hot tea gives way to homemade iced green tea. Yum!! Both are even better if they’re served in a nice cup.


  6. (my third attempt to leave a comment – hopefully they all don’t end up arriving on your blog – you’ll think I’ve lost my marbles!!). As I was saying – coffee is my drink of choice in the morning and then I switch to green tea for the rest of the day. In the summer the hot tea gives way to homemade iced (green) tea. Yum!! Of course they all taste much better if they’re served in a nice cup!


  7. As I sip my hot cup of green tea, and read your lovely post, I couldn’t agree more with you about hot tea! I love my hot tea, and I do drink coffee in the a.m., but that is it. Green tea is my favorite tea, although after reading your post, maybe I should try some others. I really liked that little hot tea pot with the tea filter inside! I use the Keurig machine for the hot water that pours into my tea bag, and while it is not cute, it works, lol! Enjoyed your tea post, and hope that you find relief with drinking tea for your fibromyalgia. Beautiful gift from Kris too!! Aren’t blogging friends wonderful!


  8. Although I like the smell of teas and some coffees, I don’t drink any of it, I’ve never been able to acquire a taste for them. But, I’m glad that you have been able to find something that will help with your pain! Kris is a very sweet blog buddy! Blessings, Cindy


  9. Although I love tea, I have to have my strong black coffee first thing when my eyes pop open. I love your tea tray and all its beautiful colors. also, I would love to be in some kind of exchange.


  10. I’m sorry you suffer with fibromyalgia, Jo. Kris is such a thoughtful and sweet blogger friend (as are you!). After we get settled in our cottage I’d be interested in an exchange of some sort. I think it would be fun. I drink coffee in the morning and herbal tea in the afternoon in winter, iced tea in the summer. Hugs, Nancy


    • Thanks Nancy for your support, I was thinking of an exchange next February. Life seems to settle down about then, after the holidays. I’m just thinking ahead, that’s me. lol I hope you have a great start to your week. Hugs, Jo


  11. I am such a huge coffee drinker and also a huge tea drinker…I guess I love my caffeine!…I love all kinds of teas, mainly organic green tea…raised on green tea. I prefer loose teas as you said, they do taste so much better…Love going to tea rooms…Savannah has a great one..I have ordered from them and also Capital Teas…will have to check out the Tea Spot…How so sweet of Kris to send you the goodie bag…she is the best…


  12. Jo, so nice to hear about your tea time. Our little rituals make such a difference. For hot tea my favorites are mint and also cinnamon–it’s the best thing in the world for a sore throat! I also drink lots of ice tea and lately hibiscus, jasmine and zen green tea by Tazo are my favorites. Your pin cushions are absolutely adorable!


  13. My first time visiting – love your writing style. I came over from Share Your Cup. I am more an iced tea girl, but do love my lavender tea at night.


  14. Jo, I had never used loose tea either until recently. I was asked to do a sponsor post for Adiago teas and I agree that the loose tea flavor was wonderful. I love your pretty teapot! Sipping tea is a joy in itself, don’t you think? Kris is a real sweetheart and you are right up there with her! An exchange does sound fun. I’m sure you will come up with a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


  15. Jo,
    I adore your one and only tea cup, dear one!!!
    I drink loose leaf tea and have several resources in our next BIG city!!!
    My all~time favorite is Raspberry Tea!!!
    Just a sprinkle of sugar in the leaves brings out the fruitiness in the flavor!!!
    I enjoyed my visit today!!!


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