Just got back from a visit to Colorado to see my mom and my sister and her family. While I was there, we went down to Colorado Springs for the day, and they dropped me off at Bernideen's Tea Shop for a look around and a little visit with Bernideen.
I didn't tell her I was coming, as I wasn't sure what our plans were going to be. But there she was. I recognized her right away from her blog picture. How much fun! The first blogger friend I've met in person.
We had a nice chat about all things tea- and blog-related. She has a lovely shop, full of beautiful teacups, teapots, tea, and all the accoutrements. We were so busy talking I didn't get any more pictures. And look what I got . . .
I've seen similar teapots on my friends' blogs, and just fell in love.
And this beautiful pillow, made by Bernideen. I'm going to try and make something like this with my stash of embroidered items.
|Isn't this gorgeous?! Love this!!|
When I was ready to go, Bernideen packed up my teapot very carefully (carried home in a carry-on!) and told me she'd tucked something inside. I thought maybe she'd put some teabags inside. But, no. Wow! Look . . . a gorgeous Royal Albert teacup.
She recommended the Yorkshire Gold tea. Delicious, and such a pretty color.
Thank you so much, Bernideen! What a generous and thoughtful gift!
Speaking of gifts, I just received two magazines and a lovely doily from New Zealand! Will share next time.