One step inside our front door immediately lets guests know that I have a passion for tea. My hubby's a good sport about my tea décor, and in a way he aids and abets my passion with his excellent woodworking craftmanship. I have to brag on him a bit here... He built one entire wall of bookcases and a curio cabinet [to display my teapots] in our family room. The cabinets wrap around onto a second wall extending almost up to the fireplace. [He also built the fireplace mantle and enclosure which was pictured in yesterday's post.]
One day he jokingly said, "There's not a manly room in the house!" He's not a hunter or fisherman so there's no animal heads or mounted fish to compete with, and he's never talked about building himself a "man cave" in the basement [except for his woodshop]. But one day while I was shopping at Cost Plus/World Market, I spotted something that I thought might fit the bill for something manly. I bought it and brought it home to him. If nothing else, I knew it would give him a chuckle!
It sits on top of the computer hutch in our office.
Inside the compartment was six boxes of Twinings English Breakfast Tea [which he happens to like], so it turned out to be a good purchase!
Now I need to order a book on the history of Twinings. I so regret that I didn't visit Twinings on either of my two visits to London. Does that mean I need to return someday???