Tea Time Tins
22 April 2016
Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
This quote taken from the classic childrens’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ describes how Mole, driven out of his underground fusty home, discovers a new life in the world above, and new friends like the River Rat, Badger and Toad who enrich his boring life with adventure, curiosity and an appreciation for the beauty of nature. The Wind in the Willows was one of my favorite books growing up, and even now as an adult the elegiac descriptions of the English countryside from the verdant blooms of Spring, the lyrical beauty of an English summer and the cozy domesticity of winter can transport me back to childhood. I think now Kenneth Grahams’s real gift to childrens’s literature was to impart to its reader a love of the natural world, of animals and their habitat and the wonders of nature, and of true friendship.
The Tea Time Tin collection gathers nostalgic romantic poetry and literary quotes along with some lovely vintage wallaper designs cleverly decoupaged onto tins. The 6 designs are filled with innocent and romantic scents that seek only to please the recipient with their lovely aroma. They are an antidote to the complex and stressful world that surrounds us.
- Posted by jleaphart