Vintage, modern, hand me downs, crazy, and whimsical - it does not matter because I love them all.
I think tea tastes so much better out of a favorite pretty cup. It's a moment during the day that brings a pause, a delightful sigh, and a special feeling.
Sharing a cup of tea out of pretty cups with a friend is also so wonderful and adds a touch of cheer to the 'tea party'.
I have started a teacup collection, inspired by my late Grandmother who I adored. As a little girl I would sneak into her "good dinning room" and peak into her display cabinet and spy on her crazy teacup set of fine china. I thought they were the most beautiful cups I had ever seen and could only wonder what tea would taste like out of them - i'm sure something between magic, flowers, sparkles, and oh so special!
Today her cabinet sits in my dinning area filled with those very same teacups. I still have not had a cup of tea out of them for fear of breaking the spell of my memories and the treasure I feel I have in them. Those cups make me feel close to her, they are a burst of delicate prettiness just like she was.
I do have other beautiful teacups filling the cabinet now, and I do drink from and take pleasure in using and sharing them with friends. Some are old, some are new and modern, some are just so, so darn pretty.
Teacups are perfect.
Do share/comment below: What is your favorite type of tea?
Also, in other news:
Congratulations to Bianca from a little delightful. She is the winner of dotdot's childrens book giveaway.
This fun little book will be on it's way.
You must, must, must, check out Bianca's blog because it is wonderful, so fun and very pretty too.