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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