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!