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My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

January 24, 2009

Using the fancy cup....

It is raining and will be raining today, the weather report states. The birds are all chirping outside my window gathering seeds between showers. My chickens are out in their yard scratching the muddy ground in search for a tasty bug hibernating for the winter. There is a sense of peacefulness in the house, I think I will have a cuppa tea. I rarely use my Country Roses China, instead reaching for a coffee mug but today I think it will lift my spirits to sip from a dainty cup. I would serve tea to company in these beautiful cups, so why not just for me?
I bought my first piece of Royal Daulton as a memento of my first trip to England. I love England and would like to return someday.
My thoughts return to the months I spent there. Infact it was this month in 1989 that I lived there. I remember walking into this china shop and immediately loved the delicate roses with gold trimmed cups sitting elegantly on the shelf. I could not afford a whole set but vowed to get more someday. I have added to my collection over the years and now they sit in a glass cupboard displayed nicely in my diningroom. There is something special about drinking tea from a fancy cup. Reflecting back on my history and appreciating where my life's journey has taken me, over the paths of laughter, tears, regrets, and promises broken and made anew. I think I am the happiest now, right here this very minute sipping my tea from one of my favorite cups. You know I should do this more often.... even when it is not raining.


Nancy Jo said...

I think I have that tea pot, its one of my favorites.
Love the dish towels your Mom made for you. What a nice keep sake.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Cheryl, Thanks for the great post you had on laundry soap and posting on MJF. Hubby is off buying what I need to make my first batch of laundry soap! I am sooooooo excited to do so. Aunt Jenny posted the recipe a long time back but you got me TOTALLY excited to finally do it! Thanks bunches!

Farmgirl Hugs,
Maryjane #44

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely tea set. I do like to use a proper cup and saucer now and again. MB

BritChickNY said...

Cheryl, thank-you for visiting me at the Pink Room. So glad I stopped by here so that i could enjoy your lovely china! As a Brit gal myself, i know excactly what you are talking about! Now, a mug is good when you need a quick cuppa but wasn't it nice to take the time to set the tray, heat the pot and enjoy your tea out of real china!
It's a chilly Sunday here in Western NY state so I'm thinking a nice pot of tea, use my pretty china....well, you get the idea.

electricdunce said...

It's true, a cup of tea in an elegant cup and saucer definitely tastes better. I think over the years, most of my china has broken or disappeared. I may have to get a couple so my daughter and I can have a tea party. Never to late to enjoy a tea party, right?