Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Favorite Thing Saturday #4

I'm linking up with Claudia this morning for A Favorite Thing Saturday.  I love this idea of sharing our favorite things.  Claudia started this meme about a month ago, but this is my first time.  I enjoy hearing the stories behind people's treasures and I hope you'll enjoy mine as well.

This is my tea set from when I was a child.  It belonged to my mom and I remember the day she gave it to me to play with when I was about 7 years old. I was thrilled to be given a gift so beautiful and delicate, and it wasn't even my birthday or Christmas!  It had been given to Mom as a child but she never got to play with it because her mother was afraid she might break a piece.  By the time Grandma gave it to Mom, Mom was much too old to play with tea sets.  She told me to enjoy playing with it and not keep it on a shelf. I remember having tea parties underneath a tree in our backyard.  Sure enough, a piece or two was broken, but I had so much fun along the way.  One of the pieces that broke was the teapot, but I found another on Etsy not too long ago and it's a pretty good match, don't you think?

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Claudia said...

Hi Karen, Welcome to the party! Oh, goodness, this tea set is adorable. How wise of your mom to let you play with it? A girl needs to play with her tea set. How precious this must be to you.

Thank you so much for joining in!


Claudia said...

Whoops - that shouldn't be a question mark, it should be a period. It definitely was wise of your mom. No question involved!


Balisha said...

What a dainty little tea set. It looks like one that could have been made in Japan. Your teapot looks like a good match.

birdie blue said...

love your vintage teaset. how sweet was your mom to tell you to use it, and not keep it on a shelf?

i'm always telling my girls to use their favorite things, what good does it do if you keep them in a box under your bed for that mythical 'some day'.


TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

What a treasure! The teapot is a perfect match and it looks so cute on the shelf now!

Babajeza said...

Hi Karen

What a lovely tea set. I'm a girl, who broke her mum's tea set (most of it) she gave me when I was about 5 years old. I still think of it. She didn't blame me because I was too young. Later my sister got a tea set of her own, china too, but more sustainable. We played a lot with it.
I think the tea pot is a perfect match!

Renna said...

It's a darling little set, Karen, and I love the story that goes along with it. :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet tea set! I love family things that are passed down!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

What a sweet tea set, and the teapot matches perfectly - I would have never known it wasn't the original! (My tea set was plastic, but it's long gone now.) Now I have big girl teapots!

Susanne said...

What a precious treasure! Did your daughter also play with it?

Haworth said...

That is such a lovely set, Karen. And that pot is a wonderful match. How wonderful that you have something with such a long family history, although so sad that your mother didn't really get to play with it. She was very wise to make sure you enjoyed it!