Tea on Tuesday
I thought I might stick with the iced tea theme of last week and show off part of my collection of vintage iced tea spoons. Most are silver or silverplate, with a couple of stainless steel thrown in. One of the stainless ones is the one my dad used to use to stir his Ovaltine. I don't drink Ovaltine too much (not such a big milk drinker any more) but I do toss some Ovaltine into my decaf coffee, and use Dad's spoon.
They are multipurpose - great to use in a really thick smoothie, or ice cream float, or even just eating ice cream out of the container!!!!
At last count, I had about 18 iced tea spoons, and am always on the lookout for more - one can NEVER have too many!! LOL As you can tell, some are missing from this photo - must check the daughter's room for some stray dirty glasses, hmmm............
I never put the silverplate in the dish washer, always wash them by hand. I can see those that don't get used too often are in need of some polishing!!!
I just love the different patterns on the handles - the more vintage, the better! If the spoons are too tarnished or worn for use - they are really nice repurposed as wind chimes or jewelry!!!
Today, a friend gave me some samples from her Celestial Seasonings stash, just in time for my Tea on Tuesday post! She had gone on a tour of the plant in Boulder, Colorado,(which just celebrated its 40th year in business in Sept) and had some teas that I have not seen in local stores. Altho right now I am sipping on a homegrown peppermint tea, over the next few days, I will be sampling these: English Toffee, Peach Apricot,Madagascar Vanilla Red, and Vanilla Hazelnut!!Thanks, Linda!!!
Linda also gave me the inside scoop - do you know why Celestial Seasonings are at eye level in most supermarkets? They pay for that privilege! Smart marketing!!
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