Come along inside... We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.
~The Wind in the Willow~
I have a special fondness for tea cups. I enjoy the images they provoke: good conversation enjoyed over a cup of tea, reflection, relaxation, introspection, comfort, quiet...
Today I will share some of the tea cups I have collected. The first one below is a simple cup from Garden Ridge that I just adored and picked up one day.
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
All the cups below have special stories attached to them. My husband's grandfather bought antiques and we are fortunate enough to have some of the saucers and tea cups he had in his collection. The yellow rose tea cup and saucer:The tea cup and saucer from Japan:
The tea cup and saucer with the dainty pink flowers:
And my favorite from my husband's grandfather's collection, this precious pink and white footed cup and saucer:
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.
Take a look at these six dainty perfect little cups below. These have a very, very special story, a story that in fact came as a beautiful surprise to me as an adult. My grandmother loved to go 'garage sale-ing'. She would take me with her on Saturdays (or Sairdees as she pronounces it in her leftover Alabama drawl) when I spent time with her in the summer. I remember finding many treasures on these Saturday's with my grandmother. Treasures such as dolls, books, and toys.
A little over ten years ago, after I was married, my grandmother gave me a box filled with six items wrapped in old brown paper bags. I unwrapped them to find these six sweet little cups. In discussing the 'gift' she told me that I had in fact picked these cups out at a sale on one of our Saturdays. She says I insisted I wanted them but I was just a little girl, younger than five years old. So unbeknown to me, she bought these, and put them away for more than 20 years and then presented them to me as a young woman starting a home of my own.
What a treasure these are to me. Not only are they a beautiful addition to the display in my dining room china hutch, but every time I look at them I am reminded of the wonderful memories of time spent with my grandmother.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my special tea cups and saucers as much as I enjoyed the precious memories as I wrote about them. Now go visit Kelli to see more Show and Tell links today!