Fresh Mint Tea

There’s nothing quite so refreshing as fresh mint tea. Getting that burst of flavor from green, growing leaves is so invigorating and relaxing at the same time. I think it is because it looks so pretty that I enjoy it so much. And the fact that I nurse my little mint plant out on the patio faithfully. Although, now that we’ve got some rain recently, it doesn’t need nearly so much tending. Just snip and steep and the plant will grow like crazy. So easy and so tasty!

I picked up this little teapot for a dollar and some at a thrift store last week. I love it! And that’s a little bit of German rock sugar at the bottom of the empty cup (another thrift store find—25 cents!)

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Some Etsy Shop Work

The Ring and the Lion is getting some major flood of additions, as I have been gearing up to actually paint EARLY this year and beat the Christmas rush. This year is going to be relaxed for real . . . no more taking tons of custom orders in December and rushing all the shipping. What you see is what you get! 🙂 At least, that is my resolve now. We’ll see how I feel in December . . . I always want to make people happy at the holidays and it’s hard to say no. 🙂

So here are some of my recent shop additions. They are all for sale at The Ring and the Lion.

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