Saturday Market: Friday Afternoon Tea

Friday Afternoon Tea is my favorite tea shop. Not only is the tea FANTASTIC (my favorites are WTF, Mechanics Blend and Pomegranate White), but the space is great for gathering with friends to write postcards and journal.

I also want to mention that Friday Afternoon Teas make great gifts – there are several themed collections, like J.K. Rowling (aka Hogwart houses) and fairy tales (like Snow White), but also teas like Dorian Gray. We purchase these as teacher’s gifts every year and they’re a huge hit! Don’t worry if you aren’t a black tea drinker, there are plenty of green teas and tisanes – and they all have complex flavors, nothing boring.

The tea shop is in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle –
4228 Stone Way N, Seattle WA 98103 – AND they have an online shop if you would prefer your tea shipped to you!

Thursday Link Love: Postcards for Good

Postcards for Good is brand new website where communities and institutions can apply to have postcards sent for a particular cause or beneficiaries. Founder Russ Romano’s intent is to give postcard senders a a resource to find recipients who could use some happy mail and/or word’s of encouragement – military, schools, assisted living facilities, medical facilities, etc. As he says, “Doing good, one postcard at a time.”

If you know someone who could use a postcard to cheer them up, there is an application on the website. OR if you are in the mood to send some postcards, there is a link to addresses. He even included some postcard guidelines with writing prompts and a curriculum page if you are a teacher.

Thanks Russ, what a great idea – and such a thoughtful website! I already sent a card to the first recipient!

Happy Mail Man Day

Many of you have heard me talk about my fabulous mailcarrier Andrew. He sends me postcards when he goes on vacation and he sent me this awesome lenticular Divine postcard for Christmas. He is extra careful when putting the postcards through my mail slot so they don’t bend, and he keeps my mail safe when I am on vacation. I am so lucky to have a great mailcarrier! (There’s a picture of him on my Instagram feed.) He likes tattoo postcards, just saying 🙂