As promised, today's post will share the gifts I received for Christmas. It was a very tea-filled Christmas. My family knows what I enjoy!
My daughter and her husband were in Savannah, Georgia last month, and while there they visited The Tea Room on Madison Square and bought me some wonderful Christmas gifts. It brought back delightful memories from my May 2018 visit.
Their gift box was filled with lovely things...
The Tea Room's Christmas Box
Containing: 1 oz. of their custom black Christmas Tea; 1 oz. of their signature Emperor's Bride; 1 oz. of Tea for Ruby, an herbal likened to a Ginger Snap Cookie; and a 4 oz. package of Tee Kandis - the German name for sugar crystals [rock sugar]. Tee Kandis is a popular product throughout Europe and especially Germany. Directions said to pour hot tea over the Kandis in a cup and listen for the crackle. Walker Shortbread cookies and a tea strainer were also part of the Christmas box.
In addition to the Christmas Box was 2 oz. Asher's Georgia Peach tea; 2 oz. Savannah Breakfast; and 4 oz. Creme Brulee.
Also a teaspoon, and a Savannah teabag holder...
A Savannah toile tea towel with the The Tea Room embroidered on it and a teaspoon rest...
A package of Carolina grits and a Savannah mouse pad. I see some Shrimp and Cheesy Grits in my future!
And two commemorative magazines. They really spoiled me!Izzy made a collage of photos of her with Papa and me and gave me a box of my favorite candy - Chocolate Covered Cherries.
Gifts from Steve, Sharon and Brooke, and Jeremy, Samantha, Izzy, Landon and Ellie were: Four teacups and saucers in the Plaid Poinsettia pattern by Grace China. They ordered them from Replacements Ltd. since they came out in 2019 and are difficult to find in stores this year.
The sugar and creamer. The only thing missing is the teapot. It was ordered too, and was supposed to be delivered on Dec. 16th, but the USPS has managed to lose it. Two visits to the post office has produced no results. They don't know where it's at! Grrrr... It's presently out-of-stock at Replacements Ltd. If/when it returns to stock another one will be ordered.
A pkg. of Green Tea Garden from the British Tea Pantry in Tecumseh, MI, and a tea-themed gift caddy filled with Carol Wilson's teacup notecards and notepad.
And one more tea towel - you can never have too many of them.
My hubby got me a Ninja 2-basket Air Fryer and Cookbook. I can hardly wait to use it!
And Sarah Young's book, Jesus Lives - a companion to her Jesus Calling devotional books.
Jerry and I also received a couple of restaurant gift cards that we can use whenever our governor decides the restaurants can reopen! We'll know her intentions on January 15th.
My sweet girlfriend gave me a 2021 gift subscription to Tea Time Magazine. My favorite magazine! Thank you, Lori!
Yesterday an unexpected package arrived from one of my blog followers. It contained some packets of Fraser Tea [blended in Livonia, MI - frasertea.com], and a Green Tea Mint Chap Stick. Thank you for thinking of me, Laura.
As wonderful as every single gift was, the greatest gift this Christmas was Jesus, God's Son, who came to earth in human form to be the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins and provide eternal life to every believer. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your incredible gift of love.
My hubby and I plan to spend a quiet evening at home tonight welcoming in the New Year. I recently read a great devotional about the New Year. It recommended before setting any goals or resolutions to spend some quiet time with God thanking Him for who He is, what He's done, and acknowledging He's more than enough for whatever lies ahead. And then asking Him what His goals for us are instead of focusing on our own.
Happy New Year!