Friday, September 5, 2014

A Book at Tea Time

This blog lumbers into action
 in the run-up to Halloween 
and the darker days of winter

After all, those are the days you really 
want a nice cup of tea by the fire

Maybe some toasted crumpets, too?

(You're probably safer
sticking to the crumpets.)

These are my altered dolls' tea sets,
perfect for spooky tea, 
Halloween decor
and tucking under a cloche.

You want something to read by the fire
while you sip your tea?

Let me recommend the latest book
from B R Marsten

To celebrate the release of 
Oliver's second adventure,
you can read more about the 
wicked, charming and pragmatic hit man

Good for one day only.


  1. Wow! Love this blog! and orange font! Excited for my Tea Set! and reading about the infamous Oliver! Enjoyed my visit! a nice surprise!! xoDebi

    1. Thank you, Debi and I'm glad you like the orange font! I was going for an old -lettered-sign kind of feel, like a Victorian pub name. I'm excited for your tea set too! And don't drink tea with Oliver... Just a friendly warning. ;)

  2. I love that you're calling it Gloomy Tea Set. It's a perfect name for it.

    1. Thank you! I thought gloomy was more apposite than creepy and gothic will get its own set of cups. Pirate tea sets would, of course, have femur bones, too. And possibly booby mermaids.

  3. So happy that this blog is lumbering to life :-)

    1. That is the exact term! Think of this blog as weighed down with brocade curtains, fringing, ormolu embellishments and polished brass gears, and you get the general idea of how she moves. Once the mornings have a nip in the air, I stoke her up and she picks up speed.

  4. I love that teaset soo sooo sooooooo much! It is adorable! When I have room and money for a haunted dollhouse one day I will have to commision you to make me a set (if you want to) :)

  5. Such a spooky Halloween setting with your gorgeous gloomy tea set! In love!

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I loved making these and I might even pay out for a cloche to put them under.

  6. Tea by the fire sounds delightful. It's just gotten cool enough in NY to warrant a hearth fire. Too bad I've no proper hearth in which to build one.

    PS, I wondered if maybe one of the dollies roofied the other...just sayin. ;-)

  7. I LOVE this post and your gloomy , spooky Tea!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    I am a nurse and I am in need of a Knee Replacement. Falling on that knee, did not help matters but it is better now,,,,,,, well, as good as it can be since the joint is bone on bone...



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