For as long as I can remember, I have had a love for sewing. At age six I was designing and making doll clothes. By the time I was 10, I began dreaming of having a shop to sell my creations. Throughout my teenage and college years, I designed and made most of my clothing.
Combining my love of sewing with a passion for afternoon tea eventually led me to create a line of clothing, aprons, tea cozies and linens for myself that I could not find in stores. When friends, and even total strangers, began asking for my sources, I began selling them at a few seasonal craft shows and a local antique mall. All the while, the dream of having my own shop never died. Magazine articles on women entrepreneurs kept it alive, waiting for the season in my life when the dream could become a reality.
I was a stay-at-home mom, married to an airline pilot. September 11, 2001 and the resulting economic uncertainty and turmoil in my husband’s industry required me to look for a way to bring in extra income. With the encouragement of family and friends, I began selling my products online through an online mall. The business grew and my web boutique, Sweet Necessi-Teas, opened for business in May, 2006. It was the sweet fulfillment of a lifelong dream, fueled by necessity, and embraced my passion for all things related to tea.
My dream has become my reality!
Sweet Necessi-Teas does not strive to be the largest shop on the internet. Rather, I would like for my shop to be a place that you will remember when you want something out of the ordinary for a gift or your own tea experience. Many of the items in my shop are one-of-a-kind finds or my own creations. Bigger is not always better. I still pack each order myself and answer my own phone calls. Extraordinary customer service is part of the Sweet Necessi-Teas experience. As always:
"In this fast paced world we live in, taking time to smell the roses or spending time with loved ones over a cup of tea is a respite that refreshes. My hope is that I can inspire you do just that! Have a cup of tea and browse awhile!"
The joy of my heart is the work of my hands. May it be acceptable in your eyes, O Lord.