Talbots is the only women's store I know that consistently incorporates tea into their fashions, whether it's jewelry, socks, sweaters or scarves, and I so appreciate them for that.
Recently my tea friend, Angela, from Tea With Friends blog, e-mailed to tell me Talbots had a silk scarf that was on sale 50% off. She thought maybe I'd need to get myself another birthday present! I receive Talbot's catalogs, but somehow I missed seeing it. I ordered one and it arrived in today's mail and is lovely [as are all of Talbots' things]. Thanks so much for the heads-up, Angela! It's 30.5 x 30.5 even though it looks uneven in the photo. I like how Talbot's shows you different ways to wear their scarves at their website.
On a completely different subject, I saw a repurposing photo on Facebook today that I just love. An old upright piano that was made into a sewing station, but if I had room in my house I'd turn it into a tea station, with tea storage underneath. Don't you think it would make a unique tea station? After all, tea makes our lives harmonious, and a whistling tea kettle is music to our ears! I think it would be a fun project even if I couldn't keep it for myself, and I know my talented woodworker hubby could give it a beautiful new life.
For a bit more nostalgia, below is the piano in my parents' house. The one I learned to play on. The manufacturer was Cable and the letter C in Cable was positioned directly over middle C on the keyboard - very helpful for a beginning piano player! ;-)