Continuing with my Great Lakes Crossing shopping adventure on Tuesday afternoon, after I left Teavana, I went to TJ Maxx. I seldom look at clothing there, but I love to check out their home goods department, which almost always has something tea related.
On the clearance rack I spotted a pedestal teacup and saucer which I've never seen before. In addition to High Tea, the box also says High Class Cuppa. It was only $6 [marked down from $7.99], and since it was such a novelty I bought one. Have you seen these teacups before? I think they'd be more suited for dessert rather than tea, or maybe as a candle holder. What do you think? Would you use them on your tea table? However they're used they'd definitely evoke conversation.
The next stop was Talbots where I almost did a happy dance in the store! If you recall, my post last Friday, Jan. 22nd, featured my small collection of tea-themed clothing, and I commented that I wished more clothing designers and manufacturers would design tea-themed clothing.
Talbots manager told me a shipment of tea-themed scarves and matching socks had just come in about a week earlier. Eagerly, she took me to the racks where they were hanging.
You know I couldn't walk out without purchasing one of each! And with her help we put together a complete casual outfit that included jeans, knit top, and a light-weight, quilted vest. Yay, Talbots! All the items are a part of their new spring line.
After Talbots I decided I had done enough damage to my wallet for one afternoon, and was heading to the mall exit, when I passed a Nine West shoe store. The question flashed through my mind, "What shoes am I going to wear with this outfit?" On impulse I darted into the store not really expecting to find anything, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a pair of casual shoes in the same color as the knit top and teacups on the scarf! It was meant to be! ;-)