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Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Pride Colors Kup Kollar on 16 ounce cold-cup.

I put a colorful cup cozy in my purse to use at the Denver Botanical Gardens because I knew it would be a day of many hues and shades!

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I thought, “So many flowers, so little time!”

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If you haven’t visited the Denver Botanical Gardens, you are missing one of Colorado’s many gems!

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Tea house and tea garden at Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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At the Denver Botanical Gardens, a Japanese tea ceremony is served at the tea house located in the tea garden. The tea house was designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana and constructed in Japan. It was then disassembled and shipped to Denver. A team of Japanese craftsmen carefully rebuilt it.

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Sean and Pam stopped to read the information sign at the entrance to the tea garden.

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The fountain in the tea garden is stocked with fish.

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There are several bonsai trees on display. The trees not suited to the Colorado climate are in a greenhouse.

Visit this tranquil garden and you will feel more peaceful when you leave.


Chihuly Exhibition at Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Pride Colors Kup Kollar on 16 ounce cold-cup.

When we visited the Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO it was a hot dry day. We found relief at the Café next to a beautiful pond. There were outside tables under a huge shade tree. I bought an iced tea which was very good. 2014 June 14 Botancial Gardens Denver 43 glass statue in pond_72

The pond was filled with glass sculptures in the Chihuly Exhibit. Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement that changed people’s perceptions about glass creations. People have begun to see glass works as art not a craft. He uses the team approach for blowing glass.

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We discovered another pond filled with Chihuly’s large floating bulbs. On one side there was a boat filled with more glass designs and colors. This is a beautiful unique exhibit with many displays throughout the Botancial Gardens!


Trader Joe’s ice-cream fan finds cozy container wrap

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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From a new customer who really “gets it” about our unique Thinsulate insulated wraps for ice-cream containers. That’s kool!

Hi, I searched on Google for Ice cream container cozy. Most cozies ended up being for pints and I was looking for quart size. The others I found, like on Etsy and Ebay were crocheted. The Thinsulate insulation on yours was the top selling point though I liked the choice of designs also. 

I became recently addicted to Trader Joe’s Mint Chip ice cream. For the first time in my life, I started eating ice cream right out of the carton and using a towel wrapped around it because of the coldness. Then last Friday when I bought a new supply, there was a lot of ice cream dribbled over on the sides of the cartons and I wondered if there were cozies for ice cream cartons, hence my Google search. 

Can’t wait to get them, hope they fit. Once warm weather comes, the Thinsulate insulation will come in handy also. 

Cindy, Minnesota

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Denver, Colorado is very excited about having a new Trader Joe’s in their beautiful city!








Special Moments at Capital Tea in Denver

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Sitting in the front corner at Capital Tea, Kevin enjoyed the last rays of sunshine as the sun slid behind the Rocky Mountains.


Exploring the tea shop with my camera, I found a colorful bear wearing a knitted hat and miniature teapots filled with flowers on each table.

We met Kevin at Capital Tea not just for tea and goodies, but to give him a surprise gift. At a book signing last fall for his book about ghosts in Denver, I discovered Kevin didn’t have a special pen to use. I contacted Dave, owner of Winds of Change contracting company, who makes beautiful pens. Orange is one of Kevin’s favorite colors!

After leaving Capital Tea, we met Shawn outside the Colorado History building. Shawn’s pen is swirled with teal, which is his favorite color. He signed his book that is filled with historical photos of Denver. Thank you, Dave, for helping me surprise two great friends with your skilled craftsmanship!


Capital Tea on South Broadway

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Kup Kaps on our cups kept the tea hot while we sipped and chatted.

Capital Tea in Denver, CO is a very pleasant tea shop to hang out with friends. Kevin, Perry, and I sat on couches in the corner. A small table held a large tray with tea in sixteen ounce teapots, honey, cream, and baked goodies. I drank an excellent Peach Vanilla with peach pieces. It wasn’t bitter and had a vanilla after-taste. Perry and Kevin enjoyed Earl Grey Windermere with a strong bouquet.

Perry ate a tasty black currant lemon scone with rich lemon curd. Kevin and I loved our melt-in-your-mouth apricot bars covered with a lot of crunchy almonds.

Lisa Biro, the owner of Capital Tea, gave us excellent, friendly service. We talked after I finished eating. Most entrepreneurs are supportive, share experiences, and learn from each other.

I think this tea lover was a shoe model. I loved her artistic tennis shoes!


Capital Tea in Denver, CO

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Kolorful Insects Kup Kap on tea cup.

On a recent trip to Denver for a hockey game and family dinner, Perry and I needed a place to hang for an hour. I googled tea shops and found Capital Tea on South Broadway. Because I keep a cup lid cozy in our vehicle, I was prepared. My Kup Kap is color coordinated with the paint color of our Ford – Lime Squeeze. I was thrilled to see my teapot in the same color!


Harrisons & Crosfield Christmas Tea

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Harrisons & Crosfield Christmas Tea is imported from England. The whole leaf blend contains hand-plucked black tea leaves with pieces of aromatic clove, tangy orange peel, almonds, and fragrant rose flowers. The spices are cardamom, cinnamon and marzipan. The festive tea tin has brewing directions on the side. This Christmas Tea is very flavorful hot or cold.

You’ll find the best selection of high quality specialty teas in tea shops. I bought my tin in the House of Commons teahouse in Denver, Colorado. This is a wonderful place to enjoy tea anytime of the year!

We brought our holiday Kup Kaps to the House of Commons so we could enjoy our hot teas longer. Next time I might take tea cozies for their teapots!


New Orleans coffee and tea at Lucile’s Creole Café in Denver, CO

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
The Kup Kollar on the glass keeps my hands dry while I knit.

While Perry enjoyed his full-bodied private blend Southern Louisiana style Chicory Coffee, I enjoyed New Orleans Spiced tea. It was one of the most full-flavored teas I’ve ever tasted. The secret is using cinnamon oil and orange oil instead of dried cinnamon and orange pieces.

After eating only half of the huge bowl of buttery long-cooked grits, I sipped the tea and knitted while the others finished their breakfast.

I bought a tin of New Orleans Spiced Tea to brew at home. The tin comes with directions for brewing.

Feeling full after our family breakfast at Lucile’s, Sean and Pam rode home on a Denver city bus and we drove south to our home.


Breakfast at Lucile’s Creole Café in Denver, CO

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011


The next morning Sean and Pam suggested we meet at Lucile’s for a mid day breakfast. We gathered in the cool shade under a tree while waiting for a table inside. Pam passed the time learning how to use her new camera and taking close-up silly photos of the rest of us!

Everything Pam and Sean told us about the melt-in-your-mouth beignets was correct!

I ordered Eggs Benedict – a Thomas’ English muffin, ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served with potatoes. The eggs were perfect and the creamy sauce was delicious.

Perry ordered Eggs Sardou – creamed spinach, Gulf shrimp, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served with grits and a homemade buttermilk biscuit. A decorative dish of strawberry rhubarb jam sat on the table. His breakfast disappeared, becoming a fond memory!

Thank you, Sean and Pam, who ate tasty vegetarian breakfasts!