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From time to time, The Tea House Times will share an interview with one of our regular advertisers, circulate the interview to our email list and post here at our website. 

This month we are interviewing:


This month we are interviewing Lynn Manno, owner of Moments in Thyme.  Moments in Thyme offers many beautiful things and some very unique tea related gifts.  The selection at includes such things as: Cigar Box Purses, Victorian Tea Sacks, Victorian Sachet Purses, Victorian Embroidery, Vintage Pillow Sachets, Fashions of the Ages, Vintage Mini Tea Dresses, Keepsake Hanky Gifts, Friendship Hanky Card, Friendship Hanky Angels, Handkerchief Gifts, Victorian Kitty Kats, Grandma's House, Tea Pads & Trivets, Adult Tea Aprons, Children's Aprons, Flour Sack Aprons, Handkerchief Aprons, Victorian Tea Cozies, Tea Wallets, Teapots & Teacups, Victorian Storage Tins, Journals, Posie Pouches, Tea Mug Mats, Tub Tea Gifts, Bath Salt Gifts, Guest Soaps and more.


Moments in Thyme offers Handmade, Quality Gifts, made in the USA.  Lynn’s love of the Victorian era inspired her to create beautiful handmade items.  Lynn’s first store opened in 1989; closed in 1992 and continued with wholesale business only.   In 2002, they missed the day to day interaction with customers and again opened a store in an historic building, until the present time.


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Many of us know about your delightful, keepsake gifts made with hankies, but a visit to your website reveals a large selection of  unique gifts for tea lovers and many Victorian inspired gifts that will be perfect this Valentine’s Day.  I see you sell beautiful fabrics by the yard - many of which are tea themed - please tell us about the fabrics. 



We are always on the lookout for unusual tea themed fabrics.  I like nothing better then hunting for that special fabric and welcome any information that anyone might have about a special fabric.  Our fabrics are 100% cotton and washable.


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Do you offer custom work with the fabrics you offer?  If so, which products may be custom ordered?



Yes we do.  We are very flexible.  If you have an idea, run it by us and we will be happy to please you if we can.  We offer tea cozies, aprons, Sachets, Purses, etc.  Our customers are welcome to send us their fabrics 


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  What is a cigar box purse and what makes these special?



Our cigar box purses are fashioned from authentic cigar boxes which are decoupaged with our many Victorian images.  Each box is a different shape or size so we adapt our images to fit the box.  The process usually takes about 2 weeks from start to finish. 


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  I see you offer many different aprons including: Adult Tea Aprons, Children's Aprons, Flour Sack Aprons, and  Handkerchief Aprons  Please describe the various designs.



We offer Pinafore Aprons, Flour Sack Aprons, Bistro Aprons Ruffled Aprons, Handkerchief Aprons, and Mother and Daughter Aprons which can be matched up with our Mother/Daughter Cozies. 


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  The NEW Mother Daughter Tea Cozies are precious.  What inspired this idea?



I remember my mom buying me a little teapot the same color as hers.  I thought at the time wouldn’t it be nice to have teapot clothes to match the teapots.  My grandmother then set out to make matching teapot clothes for our Mother/Daughter Tea Parties.  What fun it was when we had our tea parties to see all the different fabrics that she used.

Most of the teapot clothes were made from scraps of fabrics or old aprons.  


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Individuals may visit to make personal purchases.  Do you also offer wholesale?  



Yes we do. Visit our website and sign up to receive a user id and password.

Tax Identification is necessary.


GAIL/THE TEA HOUSE TIMES:  Thank you for sharing your beautiful products with our readers.  Be sure to visit where you are sure to find a perfect gift for yourself or your Valentine.  Or telephone Moments in Thyme at: 

845-344-1188 Daytime


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