What is Your Teacup Trying to Tell You?

The next time you take a sip of tea, you might want to consider what oracles are lurking within your cup. Though the practice is simple, the messages are often profound, and curious minds have been enchanted by tasseography for centuries.  The ancient art of reading tea leaves has been making teacups into crystal balls... Continue Reading →

Through the Eyes of a Curious Cat Man

Once upon a time in Edwardian England, there was a man who drew cats. Unlike typical cats of the time, he depicted his anthropomorphic felines in light-hearted situations and created CATVILLE which was a parallel world filled with whimsical creatures living their furry lives often clothed with human personas.  A glimpse into the beautiful imagination... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Leaf Peeper

I am shameless. Despite all the beauty of the four seasons, I make no apologies that autumn is hands down my favorite.  I thrill in the anticipation of sweltering Augusts rolling into cooler Septembers.  I wear my sweaters and boots too early, enduring sweaty days, and often decorate my house with mums and pumpkins when... Continue Reading →

The Lore of Lammas Day

“It was upon a Lammas Night When corn rigs are bonny, Beneath the Moon's unclouded light, I held awhile to Annie...” - Robert Burns There are few things more soul-satisfying than the smell of freshly baked bread. Pair that with an age-old tradition that brings good fortune and protection to all of those who share... Continue Reading →

Victorian Women Who Made the World a Better Place

The Victorian Age was a period of incredible growth and change in North America and most of Europe. Arriving on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian era was marked by rapid advancements in science, technology, and medicine. Queen Victoria’s reign brought not only the proliferation of steam-driven transportation (trains and boats), but also... Continue Reading →

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