It’s Take Tuesday and the Prompt is Utensil

For Shakti and Nicole’s (links removed because they no longer blog) “Take Tuesday” photo challenge series, this week’s prompt Utensil, which I pondered over as I lay in bed the other night. I am a pretty big fan of vintage utensils and any visit to a thrift-store will find me clinking through every single knife, spoons and fork, to see what they have. I’m a sucker for anything with a star-burst or flower!

I use my mismatched cutlery for serving things like pickles, sauces and spreads, and if you’d like to have a look at some recent finds, there are some pictures at the end.

So since I had shown photos of those utensil treasures here before I wanted to go with something different for this Take Tuesday post.

And since tea has been on my mind, as I am thinking that this winter might be the one during which I begin to actually enjoy the taste of tea. I know it is loaded with antioxidants so is good for me, and frankly, I am a little envious when I read about how much enjoyment people get from a cuppa. To date, I just don’t get the appeal. No matter what kind I have tried and how I’ve taken it, I don’t think it tastes very good, (except for iced-tea, which I love, but it’s not very wintery).

But this winter I plan to see the light on the tea front!

I got started in the right direction when my friend gave me a package of fancy loose tea leaves. The best part was that I got to use this neat little vintage gadget that I bought on ebay a few years ago, when I last thought that that winter would be the one during which tea became my drink. We’ll see if I’ll have better luck with the enjoyment factor this year.

And yes, after I brewed this cup for the photos, I drank it, and it tasted good. Though full disclosure will have me admitting that I drank it down really fast to get it over with, and then brewed myself a delicious cup of coffee!

Here are the links to the utensils I have found at thrift-stores lately. (Click the picture if you’d like to see the post.)

How about you? How do you feel about tea?

Thanks for visiting.