Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A steady summer rain falls again this morning so it will be a day for lingering over the tea pot. Today my cups and pots are reminders of friends. This small pot and mini cups were found by a friend on trip in Indiana. They stopped at a yard sale where a man was selling his mother’s things. This Blue Willow (chocolate pot, I think) and a double set of cups were lumped in a box. My friend said she just had to bring it home to me.

This cup is very modern and sturdy, although not like a mug. Another friend who was living in Finland for a couple of years made a trip to Egypt. She wanted to bring me this cup and saucer so she hand carried it back to Finland and then hand carried it again to New York, on to St. Louis, before handing it to me in the Ozarks. I appreciated her effort so much. I rarely use this one because I consider it irreplaceable.

More friends and pots another day as I need to go do some tea sipping!


Linda said...

How sweet! I think things like this are so much more valuable because friends thought of you! I love the little chocolate pot and cups and of course your irreplaceable cup...wonderful story!

GrannySue said...

They are so beautiful. And who doesn't love a good story to go along with any piece. I had no idea about the "Rose Spray" china and appreciate so much you letting me know. I've got some searching to do.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, what lovely Blue Willow pieces you have shown us today. I don't think I would want to use the teacup you received from your friend either! I would be too afraid of something happing to it, so would place it in a safe place to admire :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday, warmest, Brenda

Terri said...

You have some very fine friends! Your gifts are lovely. I am sure the fact that your friends thought of you make them even more special.
Thank you so much for sharing them and the story of your friends.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a delightful tea post for today!!
Everything is just beautiful!! And those blooms are to die for!!


BECKY said...

Hi Claudia! Beautiful tea cup setting! Love your flowers, too!

Snap said...

How wonderful to have such thoughtful friends. The cup from Egypt ... wow!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Thank you for popping by to visit my blog on this tea party day. Like you, I was showing blue and white today.

What a blessing to have such dear friends, who spy beautiful things that they simply must get for you during their travels.

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Appleshoe said...

It’s stories like these that make teacups true “treasures”. What lovely friends you are blessed with, and I can’t leave before I comment on your hydrangea. It certainly is a show stopper. Take care.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love your tea cups and pots. I think that your memories behind them make them so precious. I can not believe the lengths your friend went to, to give you that cup. She must think you are very precious. You are lucky. Blessings, Martha