Being back in Florida for a few weeks makes me happy. I do not miss the snow of Iowa or the rain and chillier temperatures that we have been experiencing in North Carolina. The sun and sand make me happy and relaxed and it is my happy place. Let’s face it –I can make almost any place my happy place but any beach tops the list.
Teapot Tuesday this week features a teapot on a trip to Cocoa Beach a few years back. . I always like to find a teapot from places we visit if possible and on our last full day in Cocoa Beach we decided to go to Cocoa Village and stroll around and see what it had to offer. It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving so there was a lot going on—a little festival and celebration with shops putting out their finest and musicians and entertainment in the street. It was raining a bit but that did not deter us. We visited a couple antique shops where I spied quite a few teapots but none of them spoke to me. I was glad I waited until we visited Sand and Sea Gifts and Gallery. Located at 304 Brevard Ave in Cocoa Village this shop is a really great place to shop for all things nautical, beach, and all things tropical. The owners are very kind and accommodating and I am sure if you want something they will do their best to find it for you. Make sure you check out their website here.
As I walked in the door I spied the perfect teapot—possibly the only one in the store! I don’t have any quite like it and some day it will reside in our beach house. Some day.
“Her tea basket was still lost, but that didn’t seem to matter now. People used to eat loose tea on long journeys. They’d pack it into hard little cakes they’d pull out later, to gnaw on while they warmed their hands by a fire. The tea provided physical sustenance, but it was also considered good for the soul.”
― L.L. Barkat, The Novelist
Hope your Christmas was merry and that your heart is full today.