Monday, October 3, 2022

T Stands For Back To The Spice Merchant


I am taking you once again to The Spice Merchant.  But first, I want to explain that I will be offline starting on Wednesday.  I am not sure how long I will be gone, but starting on Wednesday, I will be at the Sedgwick County Courthouse where I will wait to be called for voir dire.  Voir dire is the process by which a jury is selected from questions given by both the prosecutor and defense attorneys.  I have been told this will not take over three days and could be less, depending on where and when I am called, and if I am dismissed or accepted by both sides.

I have been assured this court never sequesters a jury and most cases last no longer than four days.  Please visit me before Wednesday morning if you want me to leave a comment.  Bleubeard doesn't know how to turn on the computer, so he will be no help, except to look adorable!

I am not sure what these are, but I think they are cards.  Stickers are included according to the package.  I'll check the next time I go. 

I found several of these I thought were great, including The Scream!  Poe and Alice would be good for this month's challenge Elle has given us at Art Journal Journey.

I was on a mission, and spent no time at all, snapping a few shots as I headed for the coffee beans.  Still, this is just another small section of this incredible store.

Items on the top shelf are not for sale, but are in the collection of Bob and his wife who own the store.  Those pots alone could cover a T Tuesday post.

It looks like a Hot Chocolate kind of day,

at least according to Gourmet Village whose site sells these for $9.50 (USD) which makes four cups of hot chocolate.  If they still have some the next time I return, I will probably buy a few.

Their seasonal and Christmas goodies are already out.  Would someone like to buy me that cardinal mug for Christmas (JOKE)?



Travel mugs that seemed

incredibly expensive.

These are adorable.

These mugs come with their own butterfly.

Now it's time to share your own drink related post.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, catalogs, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, handmade cards, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, a favorite mug, cup and saucer, teapot, coffee pot, or even a wine glass. Regardless, please join us by linking below.  Bleubeard and I will gladly visit, as will other T participants.  Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.  Please remember to visit your fellow T participants.  

28 thoughtful remarks:

Lowcarb team member said...

Certainly enjoyed my visit to The Spice Merchant ... great photographs.

Hope the week ahead goes well for you.

All the best Jan

Elephant's Child said...

What an amazing store. I could happily spend hours there (and probably lots of money too).
Good luck on Wednesday. Your presence in the blogosphere will be missed.

kathyinozarks said...

Wow I could spend allot of time in this store-lots to choose from and see-that cardinal mug is perfect for winter's hot cocoa. good luck at court, sounds interesting.

Mae Travels said...

That looks like a very enjoyable store to shop in — lots of nice mugs. I am very familiar with The Unemployed Philosophers’ Guild that makes the cards on the racks you showed. The Guild also makes very clever stuffed toys and finger puppets of famous people from Freud to RBJ to Jane Austen to Sherlock Holmes and many more, and quite a lot of other entertaining things. I don’t really own much of it, but I have chosen many gifts from their products. Of course I have the Mona Lisa card, and the stuffed toy of Leonardo da Vinci. All very clever!

I hope your jury duty goes well.

best… mae at

Carola Bartz said...

That seems to be a very dangerous store! I'm not sure I could get out of there without doing considerable damage to my finances. Hopefully your jury duty goes well. I find the selection process interesting, even though I was never chosen for actual jury duty.

jinxxxygirl said...

Me thinks i would LOVE that store!! The Rooster mugs are calling my name!!! I'm off to golf again tomorrow.. I SHOULD make a T post later this evening.. and will sporadically visit everyone tomorrow.. Good luck with Jury Duty.. Uuuugh.. i've never had to do it.. knock on wood.. lots and lots of wood.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Jeanie said...

What a cute shop. I have sent cards from that series and they're fun -- I like the stockers, too. Quotes and visuals that match the person (maybe a quill pen for Jane Austen, a magnifying glass for Holmes, etc.) Good luck with the jury.

My name is Erika. said...

This is definitely a great shop. Those mugs all look so fun. I'm glad I don't live nearby only because I would want to buy a new mug every time I went in. Smile. And those people you showed at the beginning of your post are cards. I had a couple of Darwin ones; one for a fellow bio teacher's birthday and one I used in my retirement journal. They are really fun, aren't they? Have a wonderful T day, and I hope your Voir dire goes well. hugs-Erika

Cloudia said...

I would love to wander around the store with you. I'm wishing you an easy duty at court. Thanks for hosting us all! Somebody really should buy you that cardinal mug

DVArtist said...

I so love this store. I know I would spend way more than I have at this store. Thank you for sharing it. I bet the Hot Chocolate is very good. Have a great day today.

Iris Flavia said...

This sounds very exciting!
Do you know there was a The Simpsons-episode on this? Hence I think I have a guess what´s waiting for you!
To Bleubeard: ๐Ÿงก

What a dangerous store!!!! And what a great idea with the butterfly!

Enjoy your journey, dear host!

Christine said...

Nice store

Nancy Chan said...

I hope the voir dire process goes well for you. The store is a great place to shop for gifts. Hope you will be back soon.

Lisca said...

What a great store that is! I could spend hours in there. The mugs are gorgeous. I love the butterfly one.
Interesting to learn about the process of choosing a jury. Keep us posted.
As you can see I haven’t been able to write a post. I’m still in Granada in the hospital with Graham. He might be sent home tomorrow if he can tolerate food. So far he’s had soups and yoghurts so I hope they’ll try him on solids today.
Happy T Day,

CJ Kennedy said...

I would love wandering around that store. I could use some new mugs, too. The van Gogh mugs are gorgeous. Happy T Day

Empire of the Cat said...

What a great shop! It looks like it could be very dangerous for my wallet though lol. I spotted the cat mug, I have a new one this week :) Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

nwilliams6 said...

Love when you post pictures from this fabulous shop. I googled to see if it was a chain and I might be able to find one around here, but no such luck and you have this lovely gem only in your area. Lucky you! I did find some similar stores in places I sometimes visit so maybe one day I can find something like it. Hope you find some hot chocolate when you go back.

Good luck on jury duty - hope you get picked if you want to be and not picked if you want out. I know you would be a wonderful juror.

Happy T-day and hugz

Kate Yetter said...

So many beautiful things to look at but I think the cards were my favorite! Looks like a place that I could get lost in for hours, just browsing.
Happy Tea Day,

Jackie McGuinness said...

I am also expecting a jury call early next year as I have received my forms.
Great store for getting photos.

Divers and Sundry said...

I have never been called. It's odd, because I know people who've been called several times. I trust the process will be an easy one.

I love all those mugs! Most mugs these days are oversized, and I always look for smaller ones. I see a few options in that shop :) Happy T Tuesday

Jenn Jilks said...

We've been called, but never actually gone. We get a letter saying we are on the list! Hope it goes quickly and well! See you sometime!

Linda said...

Although not every day is a hot chocolate day, every night is a hot chocolate night.

Let's Art Journal said...

I always love visiting this shop with you, it's such a wonderful place to look around and I hope you came away with lots of goodies to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š. Wishing you well for your jury service and I hope you'll be back here in blogland soon. Take care and Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Bill said...

The Spice Merchant is quite the store, hanks for showing it to us. Enjoy the week.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth, please keep on going to the Spice Tailor shop- there's so much to see in every photo- I've been here a while! I hope your jury service passes by quickly! My Mum was once objected to and found out that it was a young rapist who thought that as a middle aged woman she probably wouldn't be sympathetic towards him. She only told us several years aferwards. Hugs, Chrisx

aussie aNNie said...

wow brilliant x

Meggymay said...

This shop would for sure be somewhere I would like to visit and as previous photos you have shared , these current photos look fantastic and I think a few things would be in my basket to check out of the store.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

Ooh, that looks like a wonderful place to spend some hours browsing... I love the figures on the cards(?) at the start, and all that amazing decorative crockery. Thanks for sharing your visit with us.
Alison x