This past week I received a wonderful package from Christen with my exchange tea cup and assorted goodies. I was much pleased with what she sent. Everything was perfect.
Christen told me
My mom and grandmother used to buy a tea cup to add to their collections for almost ten years, so between them there was a nice selection. I had inherited a few, and I thought that you would like the colors in this one. I did actually go out looking at a few antique stores, and I didn’t see anything that I would want to buy for you, so this seemed like the perfect solution.
She was right. The colors are perfect for me, and I thought the cup a little more special having belonged to her grandmother. I cherish the few things I have my grandmother’s and will cherish my new tea cup, too. I noticed the colors in the cup Christen sent me are very much like the colors of the cup I sent her.
Last Friday my dear MIL visited late in the afternoon. We always serve tea when she comes, and even though I had not used the tea cup (I was waiting for today) I served tea to MIL in it. She thought it beautiful, too.
Along with the tea cup, Christen sent a darling bon bon and said
The bon bon is made from vintage Jacquard ribbon that was made in France during the 1940’s. I only had a few inches of that one left, and it made a perfect pincushion.
It now sports pearl hat pins and has taken a place of honor in my sewing room.
The teas are in the neatest interlocking stackable tins. I’ve tried each one and have enjoyed them all. The shortbread was shared on Friday during tea with MIL. I was afraid to save for me alone if you know what I mean. It was made in Scotland and was evermore wonderful.
A lovely note accompanied my package. What a blessing it was.
This morning I am drinking from my beautiful new tea cup. I chose Egyptian Mint green tea from the selection in my package. I needed the caffein to open my eyes and get me started on my day.
The tea cozy is the second one I made to help my teapots stay warm. It was crocheted with New Zealand wool sent to me by my friend Faye a couple years ago. I’ve saved it for something special and decided it matched the Blue Willow to a “tea”.
For more Tea on Tuesday visit Kimmie at Art in Red Wagons. Remember to take time for tea.
Until next time…
If your tongue trips over ‘oolong’ and there’s no place for your spoon,
If you end up with your cookie on your knee
If dainty conversation leaves you speechless far too soon,
You need some help surviving Ladies’ Tea.
From the book, Afternoon Tea at Pittock Mansion Quote by Haddyr Leigh