Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Tale of Two Teacups - Vintage Thingie Thursday

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I have not been joining Vintage Thingie Thursday much at all for the past couple of years, mostly because I think I've already shown nearly all my vintage thingies.

The other day I realized that what I love MOST about vintage thingies is the tale that goes with them, so I thought I'd "revisit" my vintage thingies and share them with their tale.

If you are a long time VTT player, and if you've already seen all my stuff I apologize in advance for forcing you to re-view them.
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Last summer while poking my nose around a cute little antique shop on a very hot July day in the northwoods of Wisconsin, I found this teacup.

It is so fine, the china so thin, that it feels like an egg shell.  It is translucent, nearly transparent.
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Something about its delicate nature spoke to m.

I wondered who had owned it, how many tea parties had it seen, and most of all how it survived intact this long.

There was a set of 12 or so teacups in the case, but I decided to buy just one.

And this little princess of teas came home with me.
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My friend Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, was with me that day.  She and I both stood there admiring the dainty cups and saucers.  We both marveled at their pristine condition.

I decided to buy - - - she did not, or so I thought.
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Until my birthday arrived on December 30th and Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, gave me a gift.

Tucked inside that gift, in a soft bed of fluffy tissue paper, was a sister to my teacup.  "I thought you needed TWO" said Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, "I might want to come over and drink a cup of tea with you!"

Well, there's been no tea drinking from the cups as yet - - - instead they are gracing my buffet with their dainty little selves and - - -
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Sometimes at night, they light my world.

Thanks Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, I just love my teacups!
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Linking today to Vintage Thingie Thursday
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14 comments:

Erin said...

Eloise is a sweet friend!

Marium said...

Wow, you are the queen of eclectic! What a great story. Now following you!

Charlotte Huffman said...

I used to do the "VTT" thing also but ran out of things to post about. I love to collect teacups.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a special teacup! I love the eggshell porcelain. And how much more special with your thoughtful friends gift. Happy VTT!
Ruth

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

That was a good story! I'm following you, too, love my library friends!
Dorothy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

The tea cups are lovely!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are so delicate and elegant! Perfect for the little tea lights. I sure love your little family of sheep, too! Stay warm my friend!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

What a treasure - your friend, that is. The tea set is gorgeous too.

xoRobyn

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Keetha (I assume pronounced KEY- THA), she is a wonderful friend..always full of surprises for you! Such pretty cups!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those teacups! Beautiful with a tealight in them! hugs, Linda

Ellie said...

What a sweet tale indeed! I think you need to invite Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, over for tea sometime soon!

Keri said...

WHY do I have an urge to crush it?! What is wrong with me????

Ann in the UP said...

Keri!!!

There's some Broyles blood in that girl!

Vidya Sury said...

I love the little sheep!