Tea, magazines and plaid skirtsNovember 13, 2013
What I love about the colder seasons, is that you have a valid reason to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, a cup of steaming tea and magazines and cookery books. In my case, the magazines aren't about the latest home decoration trends like IKEA or the hottest winterfashion of 2013. The magazines I read take me back 70 or 80 years ago! Magazines and books with recipes from yesteryear that were new to people at the time, magazines with home decoration that was popular in the 1930s or magazines with the fashion of 1935 that was en vogue! I love it, and I love it even more when I have the heater on and when the rain is ticking against the window and the wind is howling. Somehow tea always tastes better when there's a storm going on outside.
On the pictures I had a steaming, tasty cup of Ceylon tea as I am stuck with a bit of a cold. Ceylon tea is not only a beautifier but it's healthy aswell; it has a strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial quality. What I like about Ceylon tea is that it has the same sort of 'wake up' effect coffee has; Ceylon tea contains half to a third of the amount of caffeïne a regular cup of coffee has. Whilst it still has that 'wake up' effect; it's soft and gentle on the body. One prefers coffee above tea but not always! Coffee for the mornings and tea for the afternoon!
What kind of tea do you like to drink?
It is also that time of the year to store away the fancy, cheery, colorful summer dresses and dust off my plaid skirts and shoo the moths away from it! It's time for woolen dresses, skirts & earthy colored clothing! I barely wear skirts; usually it's always dresses for me but this year I decided I needed a bit of variety in what I wear. I have tons of blouses and skirts, all period-perfect, and it's time that they are going to shine! It also gives me reasons to make more and more outfit posts as these clothing items have never been shown here! I thought it impossible, but it's true!