The Traveling Teacup is Back in Texas

I wish I’d been half the places that this little teacup has visited this year. This week I’m excited to be hosting Tessa the traveling teacup from Barbara at Mantel and Table. You can see the full map of her destinations on the map over on Barbara’s blog. She’s been to Texas before, but never Dallas.

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Tessa has been to visit my friends Kristen (White Arrows Home) and Chas (Chas’ Crazy Creations) and Mary (Life at Bella Terra). If you’ve never been to Dallas/Fort Worth you might not know that DFW is the fourth largest metropolitan area. Who knew? It doesn’t feel like it. I wanted her to get a little taste of Dallas.

Do you have a morning routine? Mine is pretty fixed and it always includes a little coffee, or tea in this case, with Tessa. I always wished I had more time in the morning to do things like write in a journal and exercise. Unfortunately, Covid gave me a lot of time back. It’s been a blessing and a curse.

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I still go to the office, which gets me over the new bridge in Dallas called the Margaret Hill Hunt Bridge. It has a great view of downtown if you have the time to stop and take it in. The new bridge is part of an urban development project to revitalize the Trinity River. It includes some new and trendy restaurants, which are fun in normal times.

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Our “office” is really a giant warehouse where we stock our yoyos and gardening tools. It’s a strange combination, but it used to be two different stores. It still is, but now days we mostly sell our products through Amazon. We are one of the “small businesses” selling on Amazon.

We only use half of our warehouse so we decided to start a remodeling project on the other half. We will turn this space to into three office suites. It’s something I’ve never done and I’m learning all kinds of new things.

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Each office suite will have its own bathroom, kitchen and loft. It’s going to look very modern, which is different for me.

When I get back home I can change back into PJs and snuggle up with Lucy on the couch. Time for more tea and some reading. Have you tried Harney & Sons teas? They are the best and I love the tins they come in. My favorite reads right now are in the personal growth genre. I love the Five Minute Journal, Mindset and one of my favorite books, The Happiness Project.

I hope you will follow along to Tessa’s next stop in a place far, far away. Stay tuned!

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  1. Andrea! SO fun that Tessa Rose got to spend a day with you – and what better way to end it than a cozy couch and dog?! 🙂 Thanks so much for showing our teacup such a great time, and for sharing your beautiful photos of Dallas. I hope I can get there someday. Maybe I’ll stop by your place for tea! Happy Tuesday my friend, and thanks again!

  2. Loved reading about your adventure with the tea cup! Oh my that’s quite an undertaking for the office space and I can’t wait to read all about it.

  3. What a fun visit from Tessa Rose you had, Andrea. I loved that pic of you and your sweet furry friend.

    I enjoyed seeing that fascinating new bridge! and the Dallas skyline is awesome. I so wanted to take Tessa Rose
    to our downtown city skyline too but it was sooooo hot that day I just couldn’t bring myself to get in the car.

    The project you are working on sounds fascinating – hope you blog about it – that’d be awesome reading!
    Good luck with it!

  4. It sounds like Tessa Rose had a fabulous time in DFW – I’ve never been there before but it looks beautiful! Maybe some day when we can all travel again lol. that’s looks like quite a project that you are about to undertake – I hope you blog ab out it too – and best of luck with it!

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