Playing Cards

Jake collects playing cards.  We always buy a deck when we travel.  Sometimes that’s easier said than done – especially when most of a trip is planned out with other folks, or if we’re on a cruise stop for just an afternoon.  He’s also collected interesting playing cards at thrift shops and game stores.  Sometimes […]


Amber's Tea Party Ideas

In my latest cozy mystery, there’s a formal tea.  It was a fun scene to write, because I love tea, and have been collecting teapots, teacups and related tea accessories for about two decades.  A lot of the pieces are attached to specific memories, or were gifts from specific people.  One of the things I […]