On my most recent trip back to the US, my grandparents moved into a new apartment. My grandmother, a collector of beautiful things, was kind enough to give me a few pieces that she didn’t have space for: a silver tea service and a china tea set. When I returned to Denmark and unpacked, I began planning how to break-in (but not break) my new fancy tea accessories.
The opportunity arrived sooner than I expected. Only a few days after I got home, the sun came out. This is a big deal in Copenhagen; the city’s summer incarnation is a special mix of bare arms, beers and lounging in the parks until sunset. The rays of light danced off my new silver on the shelf; it was time to have a tea party.
So we did. We sipped on NUTE’s summer edition, a subtle black tea infused with sea buckthorn and rosehips, and ate more home-baked scones than is socially appropriate.
My grandmother has always inspired me to create beautiful narratives around my home; as I slowly build my life here in Copenhagen, I’m proud that the stories I write can include pieces of her, too.
All photos by Freya McOmish.