Monday, December 14, 2009

A Christmas Gift Idea

Looking for a gift for the Tea Lover on your list? This teacup filled with tea, or chocolates would be a perfect answer. Simply fill the teacup with the item of your choice and wrap the teacup in cellophane. Tie with colorful ribbon and include an adorable teapot teaspoon in the bow.

If you like, it would be nice to include the following verse compliments from www.Tea At Home With

"Teacups are Special Gifts. I give you this gift just from me, to sip and enjoy a cup of tea. Whenever you use it I hope you'll know, the person who gave it admires you so. "

Happy giving...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa's Sleigh Tea Party Favor

Santa's candy sleigh makes a easy, festive Christmas tea party favor.

What you will need:
1 chocolate covered peanut or nougat bar approximately 1.5 oz
1 small box of raisins, gum or candy
2 candy canes (6")
Foil wrapped candies , chocolate kisses or hard candies
Foil wrapped Santa Claus
Glue gun
Christmas wrapping paper

Wrap candy bar and small box of raisins in Christmas paper. Spread glue from glue gun along the candy canes and attach to candy bar to make the sleigh runners. Do not remove cellophane wrap. Glue small box on top of candy bar. Next, glue candies on the small box. Glue Santa to the front of the sleigh.

Add gift tag to use sleigh as place card holder. This sleigh will add a cheerful holiday touch to your table.

*Another option is to glue a small teacup ornament on the small box of raisins and fill with chocolate kisses.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tea Tasting at 17 On The Square

Many thanks to all who came to the Tea Tasting. I so enjoyed seeing all of you again . Also, many thanks to all the new tea friends who stopped by. Teas offered for sampling were White Christmas (Chocolate Coconut Cream) , a seasonal favorite, French Caramel Creme Brulee; a rich, creamy flavor of the traditional dessert and Almond Cookie; a green tea with almond and coconut taste, grated coconut and almond flakes.

Please feel free to visit My Tea Spot at 17 On The Square in downtown Gettysburg. There are many antique and vintage treasures there to explore as well. It is a beautifully renovated Civil War building filled with antiques, collectibles, specialty foods, tea, jewelry and art.