Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hot Tea and Cool Crafts

After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas I finally got to spend a day in Limerick last week. As a crafter it is obvious that I always need more supplies and these included lots of fabric, modge podge, beads and an ironing board...the usual stuff. I got hungry and decided to drop into Ruth at The Stormy Teacup for a toasted sandwich and tea.  Now tea at Ruth's isn't any "aul tae" shoved into a pot, nope, you get a menu with a huge selection of black, green and herbal teas to choose from.

Just a small selection of the herbal teas
And the tea doesn't come in small cup but in a pint, yes a PINT mug. Ruth serves the best teas and coffees, and all the coffees are double shots. She has toasted sandwiches, fresh homemade soup, savoury muffins, sweet scones and other treats.

Giant scones for the hungry
The layout is eclectic and eccentric and the atmosphere conducive to just hanging out with mismatched chairs and cosy couches.

Some of you may know Ruth from Nice Day Designs so it will come as no surprise to know that this is a combined teashop, second hand bookstore and craft shop. Craft downstairs and tea and books upstairs. I heard on the grapevine that the craft shop is due for a spring clean so expect lots of new treasures for sale before Easter.

Speaking of treasures I found this one painted inside the bathroom door.

It was strange for me to see Ruth behind a tea counter instead of her usual craft and book stall at The Milk Market but Ruth has taken to this with the gusto and determination that she throws into everything and I have to wish her the absolute best of luck with this venture.

The Stormy Teacup is located in Foxes Bow, Limerick and you can contact Ruth here.

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