Morning tea goes back fewer years because for many years coffee reigned supreme. In fact I had the coffee pot on a timer so that it was set the night before to offer a steaming cup of the java as soon as I dragged myself out of bed. It woke me up and collected my sanity. I mean, how could anyone make it through a day without coffee?
|A sample of RED Rose Figures|
I remember way back when I was a preschooler, my Grandmother often gave us little china cups, saucers, creamers, sugar-bowl and figurines of all kinds as keepsakes and gifts. They came from bags of oatmeal, or sugar, and from RED Rose Tea Boxes. by the time I was a teen Grandma has passed, but I had this collection of miniature figurines that I later began using for Faberge Egg Crafting and in dioramas.
Now I had not found any RED Rose tea in the USA before this. . (BTW I am Canadian bred and born) . . so imagine my surprise when one day I had to make a purchase of tea and saw a RED Rose tea box!! I was hesitant to pick it up, thinking it couldn't be the real thing. It looked like it, It smelled like it. . tea has to smell a certain way- you know. . so I took it along with the Tetly I had by now grown accustomed to.
Imagine my surprise to find out that RED Rose had and was continuing to include the little collectibles with their product! I was so delighted I felt like a little kid again waiting expectantly for the little treasures Grandmother loved to bestow upon her grandchildren. I remember her fondly.
Today many of those years ago figurines fetch a fair price on E-Bay and such but I will be putting all of mine on display inside an egg!
What a delight!! Happy New Year Everyone! . . and may we all have the greatest year, by remembering the simple things that give us joy.