December 18th, 2006
My dear friend Aja celebrated her birthday a few days ago. Sadly, I had to wrap and send her gift to her this year. I say sadly not only because it was terrible not to celebrate with her, but also because Aja is singlehandedly the most fun person to watch open presents, or just get excited in general. There’s clapping and dancing and jumping and shouts of glee; it’s really fun. I found these yummy teas at a great shop in Pike’s Place Market called Market Spice. They have a whole wall full of tea blends and an adjacent wall full of spices. I had a plan to make a tea cozy for her and find a vintage tea tray and tea pot, the first of which was easy to find. Teapots must break easily or it’s something people hold onto forever, because there was nary a teapot to be found in Seattle (that wasn’t ridiculous). Tucked away in an antique store a few blocks from my house, I spotted this one that seemed to suit her. I have no idea what it says. Hopefully it’s something nice and not a curse on her head. Does anyone out there have any idea?