Sunday, January 29, 2012

Early Birthday gift and a tequila tasting

So much for staying put and stitching yesterday. Mr H and I took a quick ride to the Mall yesterday and visited the Teavana Tea Shop......
he picked out a lovely tea cup and some Peach tea flowers as an early birthday gift for me..
The cup has a ceramic infuser and a pretty lid and saucer.
the flowers have a delicate peach taste...we were able to sample it there.  A little pricey, but delicious. I love this you have one near to you? There are always several teas to taste and someone nearby to explain and entice you. I really enjoy tea and what better way to sip than from a lovely cup!

Before the Mall we stopped at the liquor store to get info. My Brother Alan will be coming to visit at the end of April so I wanted to see if they were having anything special around that time. While there, I sampled Senior Rio Anejo sipping tequila. Now, I do not like straight tequila. I do love it in a mixed drink. But I must say, this was delicious. Oh and it is $79.99 a bottle. No I did not buy any....but it was very nice.

Then just before leaving I saw these cigar boxes for sale  
This one is small but I loved the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene. It is called Romeo's Court. It is 5x6x2 and made of cardboard.

This shiny black one is about 5 by 8 and 2 inches deep and made of wood. The logo is a brushed gold... Quixote is the brand. The same design is on the inside.
This  also is shiny black and wood. It is 7x8x 2 1/2. The  outside is just the name, but as you can see the inside has a nice picture. The brand of this one is Toro. They will make nice storage boxes for my stitching and I won't have to decorate them.I probably will line the wooden ones.

Be sure to watch for my Un-Birthday drawing....coming soon.
 Time to get some stitching in....and some breakfast too. Whatever your plans are, I hope you enjoy the day. As always, so happy you stopped by.


natalyK said...

Love Teavana! I visit our shop frequently and love the process of brewing and steeping loose teas. My favorite is Roobios Tropica with Jasmine Perles. I also love the blooming teas. Have you seen those? Such a beautiful display when you have a friend over for tea!

Cardygirl said...

A busy, but fun day!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have a teavana by me. Love the teas. and the german rock sugar is the best. I always sample when I am at the mall. What a nice gift. The teas are worth the price. The boxes you picked up were great. Happy Birthday to YOU.

Mouse said...

oooo we haven't got one of those shops over here ... sounds like you found a lovely brew there and mmmm pricey for a drink me thinks too ... love your boxes and can't wait to see what you put in them ... and coooo when is it your birthday then ???? love mouse xxxxx

Autumn said...

I have that same tea! It's lovely. I like their strawberry blooming tea as well. Enjoy!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you and Mr. H had a nice day out! Those cigar boxes are nice!

Teresa said...

My daughters favorite shop is Teavana. I like the vanilla almond.
Can't wait to see what you do with the cigar boxes.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mangogirl said...

mm I don't have a teavana near me but I do like visiting specialist tea shops you find such gorgeous teas.