Fun cultural travel for those who enjoy the fineries in life. Find a Bed & Breakfast, museum or simply mozey out for a drive.


The modern tea traveler loves a good vintage find. Great spots to discover hidden antique treasures in Texas.


Crafters rejoice! Texas quilt shows and quilt stores offer the latest fabrics along with great classes.


Come to our festivals -Travel all around the region to celebrate our flowers, harvests, history and people.


Gracious shops and tea rooms who have a passion for teatime, from Country to Asian to European.

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Tea at the Ready, Tack on Tea

November 21, 2014 – 4:40 pm | Edit Post
Tea at the Ready

by Paula Myers
The holiday season is upon us and one glance at the calendar makes it disappointingly clear that there is no time for that lavish tea you’ve been dreaming of hosting this year. The …

Antiques Abound at Canton’s First Monday

November 19, 2014 – 3:58 pm | Edit Post

by Stephanie Miller
Shoppers who love antiques find endless possibilities in the 450-acre treasure trove that is Canton’s First Monday.
Held the weekend before the first Monday of the month in this convenient East Texas destination, First …

Terrell Invites You to Christmas in a Small Town

November 17, 2014 – 3:59 pm | Edit Post
Christmas in Terrell, Historic Home Tour

Some of Terrell’s loveliest historic homes, decorated for the holidays, are featured in the December 6 “Christmas in a Small Town” tour.
Terrell, a city just outside of Dallas that was incorporated in 1874, has lovely …

Winter Book Review

November 13, 2014 – 7:40 pm | Edit Post
Winter Books and Tea

By Janet Pool
With the festive holiday season fast approaching, are you looking for fabulous gift ideas? If books are high on your gift list the following selections offering adventure, history, mystery, and delectable tea treats …

Celebrate All Along the Festive Trail of Lights

November 11, 2014 – 8:57 pm | Edit Post
Louisiana Festival Trail of Lights

Louisiana’s festive Holiday Trail of Lights brings you a not-to-be-missed calendar of events.
Light festivals, music and parades, historic homes and charming shopping districts, museums and performing arts, and even a German Christmas Festival. The …

Missouri Tea Travelers Group Tours East Texas

October 31, 2014 – 7:56 pm | Edit Post
Tea Mail

The Missouri Tea Travelers, a group of tea enthusiasts who enjoy traveling to different parts of the country to enjoy tea, historic homes and theater, chose East Texas as its travel destination last Spring.
The ladies …

Toddler Tea Time

October 30, 2014 – 8:47 pm | Edit Post
Mad Hatter

By Elizabeth Cerda
What’s that I hear? I thinkI hear a voice coming from the woods. “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” said the Rabbit as he took a watch out of its …

Set the Scene for Creepy Guests

October 29, 2014 – 4:16 pm | Edit Post
Creepy Guest

By Rose Ann Cook
It’s a dark, chilly October evening. You are wearing your comfy robe and curled up in your favorite chair, watching a spooky movie. You are munching on warm baked cookies and drinking …


October 28, 2014 – 8:56 pm | Edit Post
Civil War Era Quilts

Quilts from the Civil War era are like a message in a bottle from a poignant period in our nation’s history.
By Stephanie Miller
The Civil War was fought from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865. …

Shop Hops

October 27, 2014 – 8:12 pm | Edit Post

Let the Adventure Begin!
By Michelle Lindsey
When it comes to quilters, many of those outside this creative community may see them as gentle ladies who sit around and chat while stitching a blanket, but that vision …

The Chestnut Tree In Denton Celebrates 20th Year

October 24, 2014 – 7:50 pm | Edit Post
Valeree Clegg

The Chestnut Tree in Denton, always a vibrant and bustling tea destination on the Denton Square, is going strong as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Featuring delectable family recipes, showcasing the work of local artists in …

Japanese Tea is Perfectly at Home in an English Setting

October 23, 2014 – 5:39 pm | Edit Post
Dr and Mrs Vann

The beautiful historic Georgian home of Dr. and Mrs. Don Vann in Denton has a wonderfully English feeling, and it has been the site of many a traditional English afternoon tea, with classic black tea …