Thursday, January 25, 2007

Would You Care for Some Tea?



Geek Boy Grammar Nazi enjoys tea. Or perhaps it's become more of an obsession, I'm not sure. He handed me a catalog yesterday, pointing out a teapot and saying I could get that one for him. It came with tea and some tea bags...and it was only $90. Hmmm...alrighty then. I'm not sure when this tea thing began with him; perhaps it was when I used to pick chocolate mint from the garden and we'd make tea with it? I really don't like tea in the least, but he had fun adding a bit of honey and stirring it about.


I found this blog while skipping about the internet this morning and thought I'd have to share it with Geek Boy Grammar Nazi. You may enjoy it, too!



My grandmother one day offered me some of her teacups. Not all of them, she said, as she wasn't quite finished with them yet. But a few. As she pulled them out of her cabinet, she held up this little pink cup and saucer, saying that for some reason it gave her the warm fuzzies. She asked if I wanted it. Naturally, anything that gave Grandma warm fuzzies was something I'd cherish, so I said yes and she packed it gently into my box of newly found treasures. When I got home and began unpacking I tipped the pink cup over and saw a signature on the bottom of the saucer, Edris Fitzgerald, 1962. Oh My Word!!!! That was my other Grandmother! She'd died when I was about four, so I never really knew her. But she'd worked a bit in ceramics and this was one of her pieces. I was so glad I'd taken that precious cup!




Over the years I've picked up a few more little trinkets and treasures. City Boy found this terrific Cinderella teapot; it came with four cups that are designed as the stepsisters, the prince, the fairy godmother and of course, Cinderella herself. Since Darling collects Cinderella, she claims it as her's :) Darling enjoys a pretty teacup as well, and got the little rose one on the right, upon which sits a package of decorated sugar cubes.





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that I've gained consciousness after getting overly excited about your post I can comment. I am absolutely ga ga over tea and the little pretties that go with it. What a fantastic treasure you have in your grandma's cup and saucer! My favorite is Darling's cup and saucer. I'm sure I have something around here that matches it. Although, that Cinderella set is pretty cool! E-less

Tracey said...

So sorry to have compromised your health like that, dear. I didn't realize tea would do that to a person :)

Yes, Grandma's little pink cup and saucer are quite the treasure. Really think it's a coffee cup; not that it matters. It's quite pretty. Someday I'll need to see if I can find a few other things she did that I've got around here. She had her own ceramic shop for a few years which I vaguely recall visiting. Ah...but all this is for another post, I suppose!

Anonymous said...

:0) Compromise away. Do you know about when your grandma had her ceramic shop? I can imagine the treasures that came out over there. E-less

Mabena said...

Great teapot... I mentioned it on my teapot blog hope you don't mind!
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Mabena said...

Great teapot Tracey... I mentioned it on my teapot blog hope you don't mind!
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Tracey said...

Marbena, no problem at all mentioning it :) Glad you liked it.

E-less, Grandma had her shop in the late 50's and early 60's. She passed away in '65 from cancer. My sister was just a baby, so she didn't get the goodies that I did; I was the first grandchild so Grandma got busy painting plates and cups with my name.

My favorite pieces were the dolls in lace dresses; she'd coat the lace in a glaze then drape it around the ladies' to form skirts. Wish I knew where mine went to; I think my mother has it stored away somewhere.

Anonymous said...

"My favorite pieces were the dolls in lace dresses; she'd coat the lace in a glaze then drape it around the ladies' to form skirts." Oh my goodness! How fun would those be?!! E-less

Sue said...

Such pretty teapots!! Thanks for visiting my blog, if you want to try a easy bread that is real good, check out my recipe at: www.countrypleasures.blogspot.com look for the bread post, even better than the other one!

Tracey said...

Mmmm...yummy, Sue! Thanks. I'm a horrible homemaker, I never bake anything. Mabye I can sweet talk Darling into trying one of your recipes?