Author Archives: Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com

N – Napkins for Tea

Welcome to letter N and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny   It’s a shame really, all the beautiful linens languishing away in sideboards or table cloths, rarely disturbed, hanging on poles in a closet. Women … Continue reading

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M – Miniature Tea Sets

Welcome to letter M and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny It is the strangest thing that while researching miniature antique porcelain tea sets, I found nothing. I entered the search with different combinations, but it … Continue reading

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L – London Tea At Its Finest

Welcome to letter L and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny   I’ve had tea in Harrod’s Department Store on the 4th floor, near the luggage department if my memory serves me right. It is a … Continue reading

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K – Polly Put The Kettle On

Welcome to the letter K and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny “Polly Put the Kettle On” is a nursery rhyme originating from England. Sources indicate that it was first published in 1797, although its tune … Continue reading

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J – Tea A Drink To Go With Jam and Bread

Welcome to letter J and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny An endearing song that we learned while watching The Sound of Music, how many times? While having tea with me today, I think we should … Continue reading

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I – Two Famous Inns for Afternoon Tea

Welcome to the letter I and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny By my calculations, all together, I have lived in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Nashville, North Carolina for 27 years. I have traveled across the … Continue reading

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H – Hotels For Tea

Welcome to letter H and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny Taking afternoon tea at a luxurious hotel or inn is a wonderful way to enjoy the ambiance of the surroundings for a few hours. Whether … Continue reading

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G – A Place In The Garden For Enjoying Tea

Welcome to letter G and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny To share your garden is a reward for the time, money, planning and work invested in this sacred spot in your world. When designing a … Continue reading

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F – Fortnum and Mason

Welcome to letter F and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny   If you drink tea then you recognize the name Fortnum and Mason. I have stood on Piccadilly Street in London waiting for the mechanical … Continue reading

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E – Afternoon Tea Etiquette The English Way

Welcome to letter E and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny I know I will date myself when I say I am still appalled at the ‘straight from the gym’ appearance people wear on an airplane. … Continue reading

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D – A Downton Abbey Tea

Welcome to letter D and to this year’s Theme:                                              The Glories of Tea With Stepheny A hotel with … Continue reading

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C – Collecting China -Tea Cups, Tea Pots and Service Pieces

Welcome to letter C and to this year’s Theme:  The Glories of Tea With Stepheny Few Americans take time for afternoon tea, but collecting teacups is a passion for many. Finding room and displaying our collections can be a quandary. … Continue reading

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