Last week, the kids and I drove to Colorado Springs to spend a couple of days. There's so much to see and do there. We spent the night at a hotel with an outdoor pool -- not so easy to find these days, have you noticed? -- and went to a Sky Sox baseball game, a minor league team where some of our favorite Rockies players are temporarily assigned. It's a small ballpark, filled with enthusiastic fans, and the action is right up close.
My personal goal on our trip was to see Bernideen's Store in Old Colorado City. If you read Bernideen's Tea Time Blog (and if you don't, you really must! If you like tea, you will love it!) you would love her store! Walking into the store is Bernideen's Blog, come alive. The smells of tea and cookies and lavender fill the air. Beautiful teapots and teacups abound, along with gifts and linens and dried florals, gourmet tea foods and children's tea sets, and anything you can think of for a tea party.
Bernideen is perfectly lovely. She's been in business for over 20 years, the past 16 in Colorado City. Friends and customers alike frequent her store and are greeted warmly, and offered peach tea and lemon tarts, while browsing through the shop. I felt as though I was reacquainting with a friend, since Bernideen and I have visited one another's blogs and have mutual blogging friends as well. Blogging is a neighborly community unto itself and I continue to meet the nicest, loveliest people. Of course, I couldn't leave the store empty handed ;) When I walked in, I immediately spotted this little teacup stand. I have a collection of bone china teacups, and Bernideen's has an assortment of teacup racks -- either wall hanging or freestanding. I love this one, with the little birds on top. I filled it with my purple and lavender themed teacups. What do you think?
Won't you join me for a cuppa tea?