Wow thanks SimplicitiTea thats cool to know it looks that nice!
:) Thank you forsythia!
I finally took some pictures! Gah!
So here’s my photostream if you just want to see them all :D
I pared down a LOT before I moved to Halifax, so I’m managing with a little wee tea corner at the moment :)
Here’s what’s in each drawer – bottom drawer is large bags, middle drawer is tins and top drawer is samples/small bags! On top of the cupboard is my special tea chest thinger with my second favorites at the moment.
Here’s my new gong fu style teapot. cute!
And finally, the overflow/my current favorites are in the kitchen cupboard, so they can be near at hand haha.
Man, I feel a little embarrassed to show mine now. However, here’s a shoddy (and outdated) picture of my little tea shelf.
Thats pretty much how mine looks like each time I forget to order new tea in time and is forced to drink whatever accumulated by itself :)
Actually, by now it’s postage service ppl that have work to do :) By latest estimate there are 25+ types of tea that are in-transit to my post office. From China, Japan and USA :)
I suppose “steepster addiction” is the correct word for this kind of thing:)
I’ve just rearranged my “tea drawer”, added some teas, filled the tins,…
So, while the individual doodle ones were kind of fun… let’s just say that my artistic ability has some limitations.
That being said… scrapbooking paper, significantly less limitations. A trip to the local JoAnns, a roll of tape… instant creativity!
I having a lot of fun, really. Shortly after that picture, I made a super cute one with elephants.
Using the TWS6 tins from specialtybottle.com, and 12 × 12 scrapbooking sheets that you can fairly easily cut two bottles worth of ‘wallpaper’. Total price? About $2.50 a tin.
VERY nice !! I did one recently with scrap booking paper too – works very well! good work!
nice! I love the paper you chose – great variety.
How are you going to label them? I usually just stick tape on top and write on it because I don’t want to rip the paper. But I suppose if you always keep the same tea in the same tin, you could put a more permanent label on the side.
Thanks! We actually use a little label maker and magnetic tape to create little magnet labels that we stick on top. The first link isn’t the best picture to show these off, but you can see two of them on the bottom row (because there are actually tea in those!). The one with the leaves, and the one with the sun both have a little magnet label on top. I’ll take a better picture of that tomorrow, maybe.
Okay, so, these pictures aren’t the best… but I’m tired :)
This is how we normally have the magnets on the top of the tins:
They could also stick to the side, but I don’t have the patience to ‘round’ them into shape.
I also stood it up on the lid, just for fun.
Let me know if you have any questions :)
I know im late but Im a scrapbook er and didn’t even THINK OF THIS!!! this is my Next projects! First find cans lol
I recommend: http://www.specialtybottle.com/tinteatall6wsliplid.aspx. I have somewhere around 50 of them now. They are the ones in my pictures too!
I am not viewing your stash of teas. Nicely to reveal them. I was thinking just on this sort of thing earlier today. Feeling guilty that folks have no idea how tea obsess I have become and it is taking up all of my time. Anyhow, I did empty out my cupboard earlier in the year since they were mainly empty boxes needing to document all my purchases of tea etc. so I placed them on table and took photos of the pile lots of empty boxes.
I may include include a photo of this on one of my blog pages. I am newly to gizmos and gadgets and do not comprehend at times. Kind of like being self publish author but no sales. Meaning not good at all a writer.
I try to paste link of JPEG but will not paste in here. I do not have stash on flicker account. Anyhow, view blog of interested in viewing tea piling for 2011.
You folks are really smart and cunning. Oh, foxy ladies come to mind, but not (eye) I.
taking time and real effort to make a quality article. Great!
Loved looking through all of these pictures!
My Verdant stash drawer and box! And I’m planning on ordering more today, though two of them will get decorative tins on the hutch woohoo 4oz each of two of my favorite shu’s that are low stock (if I could afford a brick of Peacock Village I would totally get one)!
Wow, very nicely organized. I would be embarrassed to show my private stash in my home kitchen.
Ha! Except the majority of those are half an ounce to start with, probably only a little over a dozen are 1 oz. So yeah Zim come on over, we’ll probably go through most of it. This will be my first time ordering in any kind of quantity, once the husband double checks the finances sigh :twiddles thumbs: