― Growing up my mother was obsessed with high tea. She collected tea cups, tea pots and hosted tea parties at our house. These weren't little get togethers either. She would spend hours making tea sandwiches, cookies and most importantly scones. Everything always had to be just right. These were also not jeans and t-shirt affairs. My mother would sew me beautiful dresses to wear to these parties, spending hours making sure everything was just right. As I got older we would spend hours at second [...].