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A Royal Christmas Tour

The U.K.’s Royal family homes, palaces, and historical castles host elegant warm displays during the holiday season with big stately firs, decorated strands of garland, and shimmery metallic hues. The classic trim looks fit for a Queen which is not surprising since, according to Royal.uk, the Queen and her family are usually the ones to…

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Tea of the Month: Ginger

Ginger may seem like an odd choice for November, but it is actually perfect to counterbalance all the savory, fatty foods we’ll be eating. Ginger is said to settle the stomach and ease indigestion.  We also like how it makes our tongue tingle between courses. Photo by Don Shin on Unsplash   From The Tea Times: The Latest…

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Crumpets on the Calendar:

The holiday season is a busy season for Houses of Windsor. Be sure to join us at the following events: Monarch Jewelry’s Customer Appreciation Event – Join Houses of Windsor at Monarch Jewelry on December 5th at 6:00pm to shop fine jewelry and enjoy refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. British…

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Etiquette Tip of the Month: Using Your Napkin

Pick up your napkin as soon as you sit down and place it in your lap. The napkin shall remain in your lap throughout the meal except when needed. Never tuck it into your shirt like a bib during a dinner party.     From The Tea Times: The Latest News from Houses of Windsor…

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Hostess Hacks for an Elegant, Budget Friendly Holiday Dinner…

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to dust off the fine china, cook an elaborate meal, and really wow your friends and family with your incredible hostess skills. But is isn’t cheap! The average Thanksgiving Dinner is expected to cost $186.05 this year. That figure comes from an annual survey conducted by LendEDU. There’s not much you…

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Did you know…

One in six Brits celebrates Thanksgiving, according to a survey mentioned in the UK’s Telegraph in 2014. You may think that’s odd because the it’s an American holiday celebrating the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World, but, like the Pilgrims themselves, it was originally English. The Harvest Festival dates back to pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon times…

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The Most Stressful Time of Year

Thanksgiving is a day to remember what you’re thankful for, enjoy time with family, and try your best to not to pull your hair out over the thought of all of the events, festivities, and projects you’ve committed yourself to over the next month. Sometimes being #blessed actually feels more like #stressed. The stress and…

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Speaking of Gifts…

Have you been to the Houses of Windsor website lately? We launched our own tea-tastic gift shoppe! Support local business by shopping The Windsor Gift Shoppe. From tea cups and saucers to Amy’s favourite loose leaf blends, we have products available online. Head over to HousesofWindsor.com to check out our collection.        …

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The Tea Lover’s Gift Guide

We’ve been shopping and found the perfect holiday gifts for every person in your life. Tea party hostess, Amy Mitchell hand chose this entire collection. Sit back and enjoy Houses of Windsor’s first annual holiday gift guide.   For Mum: Choose something hobby related to show mum that you’re thinking of her. My mum would…

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How to Eat a Scone, Etiquette Tip of the Month

How to Eat a Scone, Etiquette Tip of the Month Break off a bite or two and put a small amount of clotted cream and jam on the scone before eating it. Repeat for each bite. This varies by region. The Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by cream. From The Tea Times:…

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