"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Monday, April 12, 2010

** TEA TIME TUESDAY **



This is my first attempt to participate in Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday! She graciously invited me to do this a month or so ago when I posted the picture of my wall plates in my dining room. I feel kind of silly because I know how to upload my photos and do all the correct things, but Mr. Linky scares me!! I'm unsure of myself because I've never been in Mr. Linky's company before. You could even say that when it comes to Mr. Linky.....I'm quite virginal.
 This photo is of the plates, teapot clock, and "half" tea cup & saucer, that I hung in a random way on a wall in my dining room. Two of the larger plates were my grandma's. The other plates were single purchases at various consignment stores. The "half" tea cup set is a one-of-a-kind I found at a gift shop in old St. Charles, Mo. I've never seen another one like it. The teapot clock was purchased at Dillard's quite a few years ago. It's the Royal Albert, Old Country Roses pattern. (These all look like miniatures in the photo, but they are "regular" size!)

This is a close up of the teapot clock.


This is a teapot I purchased at Dillard's about the same time as the teapot clock.
The tea cup and saucer were bought at one of the local consignment shops.


This cup and saucer is not a set. The cup was my deceased sister's cup when she was a little girl. It's smaller than regular, but it's also not miniature. It's just kind of "child-sized". It has a little chip at the top on the right, which is visible. (I can't imagine giving a young child a CHINA cup!) I don't know exactly how it came into my possesion, but I'm so glad I have it, and I really do cherish it.

This is a darling sugar bowl and creamer set I bought at Home Goods a couple of years ago. It's so cheery and spring-like, and just makes me smile to look at it.

Okay. That's all I've got. I'm not even sure if these pictures qualify for Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday. They weren't taken in the best of light, and I don't have a professional camera. Hopefully, everyone will still enjoy looking at them.
Thanks for stopping by. Now it's time to morph back into my other self, which is Writer Gal 53!

 
"The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose." --George Gissing, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

** BLOG LAYOUT PROBLEMS **

Is anyone else having problems with the Layout section of their blog? Ever since this morning, I can't do any editing of my Layout. When I click on it, only the top 1/3 or so of the page shows, and there is no way to scroll down any farther.

Please check yours and let me know. Thanks!
                                                      (photo courtesy of: blog.ning.com)
"Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked." ~Jeff Pesis