Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gifts to Me from Me!

While shopping for others at Christmas, I bought a few treasures for myself! ;-)  Life has been so busy I haven't had a chance to look at them yet.  I love Hoffman Media books and magazines, so I know I'll enjoy these over a cup of tea.

Every recipe in the book below has an accompanying color photograph.  It came from Barnes and Noble.

I'm getting anxious for Season VI, episode 1 of Downton Abbey on January 3rd.  Hubby and I made a trip to World Market today [in Ann Arbor] where I purchased the items below. Their Downton Abbey shelves were practically bare.  I was unable to obtain Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone tea, Black Currant jam, Christmas Preserves, and Orange Marmalade, but I was able to order online Downton Abbey Legacy Tea and The Butler Blend.

With the exception of Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone tea, I think I have all the other Downton Abbey teas blended by Republic of Tea.  

A blog photo [below] was sponsored by World Market.  You can access the blog here. Doesn't it look like a fun tea party?

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Today I'm joining  Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Bernideen's Cottage and Garden Blog Party


  1. I,m sure you will enjoy the lovely books and delicious goodies. I bought a jar of mince pie filling at World Market earlier this month but have not made the pie yet. Downton Abbey Christmas Tea is delicious, I have not tried the other flavors yet. Enjoy!

  2. Looks like great tea time reading and I too can't wait for Downton Abbey! I would love to have you join my blog party each week with any post that you have!

  3. I really like the Downton Abbey Christmas tea...very nice! I know you will enjoy the books!

  4. My wife really loves Downtown Abbey Christmas and Teatime, I would have another one for this new year.

  5. I went to World Market today since they were having a 30% off sale on Downton Abbey products and got the set of 2 Christmas teas. And had an extra 10% coupon on top of that. Yay! In a couple of months, I'm having a Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea. I'm glad you included that blog about the tea party because I have lots of little Union Jack flags and I got the idea from that to make a banner.
    Victoria's Teatime Classics is always a beautiful magazine.

  6. Dear Phyllis:
    Just letting you know that this post was one of the featured links for this week at my blog party. Happy New Year!


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