Category Archives: Crafts

Cozy and Cute Pumpkins

Our neighbor’s wonderful décor for the “pumpkin season” inspired us to seek out other cozy and cute pumpkins. We put together a nice slideshow of a few we found online. Hope these inspire you! Continue reading Cozy and Cute Pumpkins

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Tea and a Good Read – “A Dream of Daring” by Gen LaGreca

Update 5 July 2017: This novel just received this award!

Hello, humans. Your fave teapot here. My humans wanted to share this older article with you, since the book just got an award. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea and a Good Read – “A Dream of Daring” by Gen LaGreca

Book Review: “Fugitive from Asteron” by Gen LaGreca

Update 5 July 2017: This novel just received this award!

What do you do when you want to write novels? Well, you sure don’t sit around and wish, want, and hope. You write! This is the third novel from Gen LaGreca, published by Winged Victory Press. Her first two were Noble Vision and A Dream of Daring. The first was a medical thriller and the second a romance drama set in the days before the outbreak of the Civil War. Now she blasts off into science fiction, but with the same core philosophy that was the framework of the first two: the glory of the individual. We hold that within each of us, but for some, that wondrous thing we call the self never gets a chance. In this book, though, it most definitely does. Continue reading Book Review: “Fugitive from Asteron” by Gen LaGreca

Betty Blue Teapot Shows You How to Measure Your Teapot for a Cozy

Sizing a cozy just right for your teapot can be tricky, especially if it is being custom made by someone halfway around the world. If too small, the cozy will get handed down to a smaller teapot (the way we humans hand down our clothes from the biggest child to a smaller child). The measurements needed will also vary according to the style of cozy, a dome style being different from a snuggie, pullover, etc. All of this became glaringly clear when a knitter from Scotland was requested to make a custom cozy for Betty Blue Teapot. Thus, this guide was put together so you could benefit from the learning experience this all became for both them and us. Continue reading Betty Blue Teapot Shows You How to Measure Your Teapot for a Cozy

Little Yellow Teapot’s Guide to Cozies

by Little Yellow Teapot (a tea steeping marvel and occasional contributing author)

Your ever-so-proper-and-thoughtful teapot here to advise you humans on an important issue: teapot cozies (or, as the British spell it, “cosies”). There is more to know than you might think. Read on to see all the important details. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot’s Guide to Cozies

Doilies and Lace and Tea – Not Just for Grandma Anymore

Get ready for Spring and Tea Time with LOTS of Lace!!

Decorating trends come and go, and the trend back toward those lacey doilies, tablecloths, curtains, and more that your grandmother had covering just about every surface of her house seem to be coming back in style. You see them at tea time and around the house – even in the chicest homes where mixing found “treasures” (items others call junk) with spanking new “treasures” is the stylish thing to do these days. Lacey tea time dresses as well as gloves, hats, and even women’s stockings are seen more and more at posh and even more casual tea times. Nice! Continue reading Doilies and Lace and Tea – Not Just for Grandma Anymore

A Bathroom Update That Leaves Plenty of Cash for Those Tea Purchases!

Whether you just bought an old house that you want to bring up-to-date, have been in your house for decades and think it’s time for a bit of freshening, or want to improve things for a quicker sale at a better price, the bathroom is often the target and one that many assume is rather expensive to improve. But that economic bathroom update is possible. We did it with our house that was built in the first half of the 20th century. Maybe this experience will give you a few ideas for your bathroom makeover. And you’ll save enough to buy plenty of tea to sip on while soaking in that tub! Continue reading A Bathroom Update That Leaves Plenty of Cash for Those Tea Purchases!

A Tale of a Kitchen Sink from Two Tea Lovers

Buying a house that was built in the early 20th century presents challenges but also a bit of history. In the case of our kitchen sink, it was very much both. The tale of the kitchen sink is one worth noting, was a part of our love for fine loose leaf teas, and might help you deal with a similar situation, whether your house is older or younger than ours. But first things first: grab yourself a tasty cuppa tea. We recommend some strong Assam black tea, like what Little Yellow Teapot steeped for us here. You’re gonna need it to face the photos ahead! Continue reading A Tale of a Kitchen Sink from Two Tea Lovers

Some Tea Décor Items for Your Home

Teapots and teacups aren’t just for steeping tea and drinking it anymore. These days, they serve as garden décor and bird feeders, but they are also seen as décor items around the house. You can add that certain tea time touch to your house with some of the items I discovered available. Continue reading Some Tea Décor Items for Your Home