3.4.06

Fancy a Cuppa?

I have a collection of tea cups and china that was created in one fell swoop when my grandmother cleaned out her attic. The teacup in the foreground is my favorite - it is handpainted and made of the most delicate bone china. I just love the colours that it's painted. I have boxes and boxes of this china. A lot of it is broken and chipped, but I still love it. I don't care if it's not worth a cent.

It's a family joke that I go shopping in my grandmother's attic, but it's true. Anytime that she wants to throw something out, I am right there to scavenge it. The guestroom in my house is furnished with her cast-offs - a 1930's rocking chair, a chunky framed wooden mirror, a wooden trunk with a lovely patina, and a very beautiful quilt that she made which is covering the end of the bed. I think that it's my favorite room in the whole house.

4 comments:

Marieke said...

I so envy you! Must be great to have such a grandmother, with such an attic!

ellia said...

oh how beautiful! and its so nice to get stuff from family where you can pass it down, ya know?! it has way more meaning and a knowing history... my gramma's attic is creepy... she used to have a doll by the window and it was huge and just talking tina style... i wanted later on but she was literally falling apart... haha

thesimplewife said...

How lovely! I collect tea cups too--all different and beautiful. I can never decide which is my favorite. My mother inherited my grandmother's collection; I remember picking out "my" tea cup each morning at my grandmother's house and drinking my milk with my pinky sticking out. So now I collect them and have tea parties with my own little girls. Thanks for the memory!

mishka said...

I wish my Grammie had awesome stuff like this that I could scavenge! What a great collection, chipped or not.