I started collecting tea cups over thirty years ago. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that I was starting my family and sipping my tea out of one of the first of many bone china pretties to come into my life.
This one, in the middle with the pink roses, I remember using most mornings while I was pregnant with Kami, my only daughter and last child.
A pot of tea with breakfast and the Oregonian newspaper, was a way of life for me back then and my cups had a lot of use.
Money was tight back then and I would have to limit the amount that I could spend on the cups at Estate or garage sales...I could not go over $2.00 but a $1.00 was much closer to what I was willing to do.
It has been quite some time since I have even thought about adding to my collection. Perhaps it is because I have so many that I can't even keep track of them. When I went looking for them this morning, I realized that many are not even here and have been put away at City House.
I had forgotten the joy I get from looking at how pretty they are. Different sizes, shapes, colors, flowers and all with their own personalities.
I think that now is a good time to start being on the hunt for those special ones that catch my eye and add them to the collection.
The first one that will be added though, will be from a swap..how fun is that?
Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose, is hosting this event and will be organizing it all. You just need to go visit her and leave your name and email and she will do the rest.. Here is the link to find out the details. Thanks Stephanie!
Off I go..back out to do more around the yard and garden, the weather has been great. Hope you all have a happy and sunny weekend. xo