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Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Tea Caddy

Show and Tell
Show and Tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home

Today as I prepare to host a four-day family get together next week, I am extremely pressed for time, but wanted to participate in Friday Show and Tell.

Here is a small item I bought at a local antique shop. It is a tea tin for Earl Grey tea, one of the most popular black tea blends. It is printed with the name Earl Grey and Oriental style scenes having to do with the cultivation of tea.

The little caddy is three inches tall and is for loose tea. The lid reads "Crabtree & Evelyn/ London/ Fine Teas."

The colorful scenes on the paneled sides show various aspects of tea cultivation and preparation.

I use decaffeinated Earl Grey from Bigelow. The little cup is a fridge magnet.

To see and read about more personal treasures, visit Kelli for a list of participating posts.


Unknown said...

Lovely little tea caddy.

Thanks for sharing :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love tea caddy's. I love tea, tea shoppes or any decor with tea! How fun! But, lately school started and I have been hitting the coffee! :)
Happy Fall!
-Sandy Toes

Baba said...

Hi Carrie, I love your tea caddy.. the pictures are so cool...thanks for your visit to my place today..
Have a good week-end. Baba

Decor To Adore said...

Earl Grey is my favorite! Enjoy your guests!

Charlotte said...

Enjoyed your S & T and also the Vintage Thingies below.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Carrie, I love all the colors in your vintage tea tin. I don't drink tea, but I love all the vintage cans they are always so graphic.
Love, Ann

Mary said...

Your tea caddy is beautiful. I am a tea lover also. There's nothing like a good cup of tea to relax you and sooth frazzled nerves. Thanks for sharing.

Skoots1moM said...

i have a favorite tin...mine is covered in scenes from a wintery christmas...i'll post it when we get closer to christmas...

this little tin you have would be pretty sitting in any kitchen...i know you were tickled to find it

A Hint of Home said...

The tin is very pretty. I always have Earl Grey tea in the house.

Anonymous said...

Great tin! Thanks for the idea to share some of mine. Earl Grey rocks!
I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Carla said...

How neat! What sweet scenes. Have a great weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

If I had my choice of teas...this would be THE one. AND the brand too. You're a gal after my own heart.

Have a joyous get together!!!

Well, where I live we're now 'downgraded' to tropical storm warning. Which is great news from our vantage point, but where our son lives it's another story...Houston is still in line for the 'big hit' later tonight or early Saturday morning. And we still have power. I've been trying to get as much work done around the house just in case water or power goes out before this storm hits land...I'm done. All I can do that is humanly possible. We've shuttered the windows up and just wait for the worst to pass us.

Thanks again, for your thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty tin and I'm a fan of Earl Grey too. Have you ever had it in just steamed milk no water? Really tastey!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tea caddy!! I love looking at all the different scenes.

Have a blessed weekend, Carrie!

Kathy said...

Pretty tea tin!

Lisa Cobler said...

That's charming. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Pleasures of Homemaking -- no, I have not tried it with steamed milk. That's interesting!

Anonymous said...

i want to get that tea tin for my grandparents.. they would absolutely love that!