Thursday, March 31, 2011

End of March teacup Thursday

Today I'm
posting the match to
one of my previous cup and saucers.
That one was a bright yellow-shaded background.
This one is predominantly aqua colored flowers,
but the same shaped cup with detail inside.

These were part of the collection given to me
by my daughter-in-law's third cousin and these
were the cousin's mother-in-law's.


I feel blessed to have all ten or so of them.

I don't know much history,
but just what is on the bottom
of the cup and saucer looks
interesting to me.

I think these would be so sweet
in a tea for two situation.

And I, of course, have just the
right mix & Match teapot for the tea,
which would be I think Angel's Dream.

(See Page Tea Bags, Rooibus, ect )

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Best of Friends

Don't we all have best friends?

Have you ever had a friend that you couldn't imagine life over the years without?

I am blessed to have quite a few.

One of those is Judi,
who was my college roommate for 3 years.

We are still very much connected, have so many of the same interests,

have shared so many of life's experiences.

She being my good college friend,
got to know my husband-to-be,

we double dated, later she married and
had 2 girls, and I had 3 boys.

We have always shared an interest in tea,
loved the idea of Southern Belles

(we laughingly pronounced it bellies)
have been hopeless romantics,
and loved mystery and drama.

We've tried to visit all along,
but have had more time lately,
as both our husbands have died.
We made it a point to stay connected
and to visit each other.

We've done New Orleans,
the Myrtles-a haunted plantation
in Saint Francisville,
and other plantations,
her city of Vancouver,
including taking the
ferry to Vancouver Island,
where we did Afternoon Tea at the
Empress Hotel in Victoria.

One of her visits here, she helped
serve a tea party at my shop.

But we've had the best of times relaxing at each
others' homes,
talking, talking .......
Over a fire, a jigsaw puzzle,
and a cup of tea, sometimes wine.

She now resides in the Yucatan Peninsula for 3 months,
escaping the very inclement winter weather in Vancouver.

I've a standing invitation and sure wish I could go. One of these days I will , for sure.
Miss you, Judes.