Recently I read about collections from people and why they collect it. I think humans are collectors by nature, they sometimes do it without knowing it.
This got me thinking of all the things I collect. I think I collect even more things than I’m aware of.
The one that first came to mind is notebooks and to-do lists. I love to write lists, things I need to remember or ideas that burst into my mind down in a nicely illustrated book. Or one with a lovely pattern. I only use about 3-5 books at a time, so there’s a lot of books ready to be used. But when I see a beautiful one, I can’t help myself, I just have to buy it.
Yes, I hear you thinking. What the heck is a tea display?
Well, let me tell you the story behind it.
In August my grandma turned 80! So there was a celebration planned and my sister, brother-in-law and I always give a gift together. Because it’s such a milestone, 80 years, we wanted to give something special.
My gran always drinks tea and she always drinks one kind of tea. So we wanted to give her 80 teabags of this flavour.
But giving 80 teabags in a box is a little boring, don’t you think?
So while brainstorming on how we would give it, I saw this blog post on A Cup of Life (It’s in Dutch, but it’s a great blog, check it out!).
So if you replace those photo’s with teabags, then you’ve got a tea display. It’s fun to give as a gift, but you could also use it to show the flavours of tea you have in your collection.
It’s not at all difficult to make, but I’ll show you step by step how to make it. (more…)
I know, I know. You’re all very curious to know what I’ve bought in London.
So let me satisfy your curiosity.
Besides souvenirs I bought for family, this is what I’ve bought for myself: