Monday, March 7, 2011

Tea for Two

 When I was a  little girl I can remember going to visit my grandparents at my Father's childhood home.  I loved that house with it's big brick front porch. A cozy metal glider that squeaked with each movement sat against the side wall awaiting my visit.  I can still remember the dainty yellow roses that grew up the trellis reaching the top of the porch ledge sometimes even spilling over to rest on the glider.  It was always a fun trip to Grandma's house. Only about an hour away.   A yummy dinner awaited us and for dessert---Cool Whip with cherry juice and a little red cherry on top (We were allowed to have whatever we wanted for dessert when at Grandma's) When my grandparents moved to Florida I was a young girl in grade school.  I missed those frequent visits with my grandparents and found myself writing letters to keep in touch.  With each sent letter a return letter from Grandma would come.  One of my most treasured possessions is this little tea set that was sent along with one of those returned letters. 
I even kept the little box it was mailed in--our home address written in my Grandma's handwritting.  I must have added the "tea set" label just incase I would forget what was inside :)

Without knowing my fondness for this miniature tea set, my neighbor called the other day to say that they were doing some reorganizing and cleaning of their attic.  They had found a few little things that they no longer wanted but didn't want to just take them to the local thrift shop.  They asked if I could come over and take a peek to see if I would be interested in any of them.  Imagine my surprise when I began to open  tiny boxes to find these amazing treasures.
I should warn you--- I love them so much I have LOTS of pictures to share with you.........

When I was taking these pictures to share with you, I was trying to decide which new little  tea set was my very favorite.  I just couldn't decide----I would love to know which was your's..........
PS... Thank you Claudia for thinking of me and sharing these precious treasures with me!!!


Joanne Smisko said...

The tea sets are lovely. How could you possibly pick a favorite. Where are you going to display them. I don't think you have an emply space. There is always my house and you can come and look at them.
Love Mom

Heidi said...

Your tea sets are so precious! I love them all, and don't think I could choose either. The one set with the birdie is sweet. Cool whip with cherry juice as a dessert! I'd love that, I could eat cool whip all day long. (Have you ever watched the YouTube "coolWHIP" video? It's so funny...ask your son about it!)
It's 4:02 here...tea time!
Hugs, Heidi

Shirley said...

Hi Mimi, I haven't been visiting very good so I am trying to play some catch. I couldn't decided which one I liked the best they were all awesome. Aren't grandma's special? She sounded like my grandmother on my dad's side of the family. We always got to pick and we would go up town to the 5-10 when we went to visit her. She would give us money besides what mom and dad gave us then call and tell them if we didn't have enough money just charge it and she would come up and take care of it. Those wonderful memories of grandma's house. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Scrap for Joy said...

What a cute assortment of tea sets....all of them so sweet in their details. The one from your Grandmother is really beautiful. I think you need a new little shelf unit to display them all.
Claudia was wise in sharing these with you...she knows you will take good care of them and love them.
More rain? Seriously?

Country Dreaming said...

Cute, cute, cute!!


Sarah said...

Hi there! They are all so precious! What a treat! :-)

Suz said...

They are just precious. I love these little tiny ones. I think the one with the bird is my fave of the moment!
Thank you for sharing!


Mimi Sue said...

Love them all! Especially the one your grandma sent you. Lucky you! Mimi

GarterMademoiselle said...

Mimi, they are ALL wonderful, each set just as precious as can be. My favorite is the one with the red breasted bird on it. I love that one! I still have my old china dollie tea set, some of the pieces were broken when I brought it overseas with me many years ago, but I still love that I have it. And I have a set of my mother's, something very precious to me. What a nice thing for you to share with all of us!! Debby

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