I need something cheerful. The days continue to be long and dark. It is cold here and getting colder. The roads are too bad for my less-than-brave driving as the county roads are covered with drifting snow.
So, I'm getting all warm and cozy drinking tea and looking at teacups. :)
My apologies for the photos but the winter darkness makes using the flash necessary these days.
I collect both bone china and vintage cups like the rose tea cup on the lower right above.
My corner china cabinet is the one place in the house I can have all the pink and girlie stuff I want and no male comments about it.
The picture above was taken a year or two ago but it shows where I keep many of my teacups not on display. They are nicely washed and ready for use for a tea party.
I just love beautiful china of all kinds and orphan tea cups and plates are still very inexpensive to look for at thrift stores and Goodwill.
This tray sits on top of my little microwave oven in the kitchen. For the first time in years, I changed my everyday teapots. Both of these are from Goodwill, the little Pfaltzgraff teapot was shown recently when I located a matching cup at Goodwill for 99 cents.
The fun yellow teapot was one of those Goodwill finds that I practically knocked someone out of the way to grab it off the shelf. I've been wanting a cheery looking teapot!
Well, not really... but I thought about it. I use the larger teapot much less than the smaller one during those rare times I need to brew more than two cups.
Sigh... dish love may be an illness but I have no desire for the cure. :)