Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
My Mom gave me the silver tea service that she and Dad received for their 25th wedding anniversary. Although she used it often, I haven't done the same. It remains on display, but I hope to find the right occasion to pour tea from it soon.
The little teapots are 2 I purchased at an auction. Being new to auctions, I quite timidly bid, and when the auctioneeer asked how many of the 15 available I wanted, I said "two", and then regretted not buying them all. They are reproductions of teapots found in the Victoria and Albert Museum in England. Each one came with a little story on the history of the original.
Above is the teapot, cream and sugar from my set of Evesham china. My hubby bought many pieces for me, and it is certainly one set I use often. I once read that Prince Charles and Diana received Evehsam as a wedding gift and used it.
On another note, I once did a Christmas tree in a tea theme. I don't know how to copy the pictures from Webshots, so this is the link to 2 pictures:
I have really enjoyed the tea blog-a-thon. I have seen so many lovely photos, and enjoyed wonderful stories. Thanks to Gracious Hospitality for hosting this exceptional event!
Below is a floral teapot which was an Ebay purchase. Flowers are always nice!
I like the inexpensive creamy teapots. There are also many other pieces available in the same style and pattern.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Truly one of God's finest little surprises!
I believe the name reflects the fact that the leaves are spotted and somewhat resemble lungs.
The little flowered container is one I bought from an elderly lady who is now in a nursing home. I hope she knows that I will cherish and value it.