Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tea time & a visit to the Wooloongabba Antique Centre.

Welcome sweet friends to Natasha in Oz! Thanks do much for stopping by and saying G"day. Why don't you grab a cuppa and relax for a while at this week's virtual bloggy Tea Party!

We recently went thrifting at a fabulous place called the Wooloogabba Antique Centre in Brisbane. I first found out about it via Katherine from the blog, The Old Boathouse.

Not only is this place an amazing antique market it also has the cutest 1950's Milk Bar-style cafe, serving tea, coffee and old-fashioned milk shakes. 

The tea was served in the cutest teapot!

The milkshakes were served in stainless steel cups.

Mr Attorney isn't the most patient shopper so he was relieved to see some reading material at our booth.

While he read his book and the kids ate their yummy brownies I had a look at Katherine's shop and found this gorgeous glass jar. 

It was etched and it was so pretty...it had my name on it!

After a bit of a clean up the jar is now in its new home in our bathroom alongside some other apothecary jars.

One jar is for my Penhaligon soaps and the other is for the lavender bath salts I made last week.

My new jar contains cotton wipes and buds....or should I say Q tips? (I learnt last week on Alphabe Thursday that they are called cotton buds here but Q tips in the USA.)

That bath tub is looking very inviting right about now...

I think I might just have to have a nice hot lavender bath!

I also think that I might have a cuppa while I relax. Not just any old of cup of tea, though, tonight I am going to really relax and have a hot cup of Chamomile tea, in a pretty Queens china cup!

The perfect tea to drink when relaxing has to be Chamomile tea.

Chamomile was used thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, where it was honored for its amazing curative properties. It was first used in Europe about 1600, to help with insomnia, back pain, rheumatism, neuralgia and nervousness. Used as a tea, chamomile is known to relax smooth muscle tissue. That is why many people believe that it can calm a nervous stomach and relieve menstrual cramps.

Chamomile tea is often used to promote relaxation and alleviate stress and it helps relieve many gastrointestinal problems such as wind and belching!

It is also known to assist those suffering from insomnia, with it often being referred to as "sleepy" tea on account of its natural properties which promote drowsiness.

I can't think of a more perfect drink to have whilst enjoying a calming lavender bath!

Before I go and relax I just want to thank you so much for visiting today! I also want to thank the following beautiful ladies for hosting these great linky parties:

Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays, Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday, Wanda Lee's Tuesday Tea for me and Thee, Sandi's Tea time Tuesday and Terri and Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday!

I hope that you have a fabulous day!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 


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