will read your words. Or see your pictures.
It can be great fun to find out.
Recently I got an email from a woman named Jo, who lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Now to this New York-raised Jersey girl, Cape Town, South Africa, sounds mighty exotic.
Just hearing from Jo would have been fun enough, but it gets better.
Jo is an artist who usually paints portraits and people, but lately has been painting . . . tea pots!
And she wanted permission to paint my old Meissen tea pot, the star of several blog posts in the past.
This pot was a gift from my in-laws.
I told Jo how I used to let my girls and their friends use this tea pot for their after school tea parties,
and that it surely led a charmed life, as it never suffered the slightest damage
despite being at the mercy of clumsy little girl hands.
Of course I said yes to her painting it -- that Meissen tea pot is such a diva -- and I also said,
"Please send me a photo of it when you are done!"
And she did.
Is that wonderful, or what?
Jo does these teapots on 10 x 10 inch canvases, and has them
lined up; she's promised me a snapshot of the lineup, too.
There was a second picture.
Not of the tea pot.
Jo painted one of the snazzy old tea cups I got several years ago at the
Visiting Nurses Association Rummage Sale.
What fun to see these old pieces interpreted in this way.
I so love that we can make these sweet and genuine connections with people
we will never meet in person, but with whom we feel a common bond.
After all, people who love tea pots and china cups --
surely share a common language.
May your Tuesday be filled with lovely messages from dear people,
maybe a cup of tea or two, and some blog surfing.
I shall do the same, while also hosting a very personable fellow
who is cleaning out our clogged house drains, bless him.
Yes, That Old House's antique plumbing is once again acting up.
Hey, IT happens, you know? :-)
Start here, with these Link Parties:
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, and Tea Time Tuesday. Click here!
And ... it's also Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations with Terri. Click here!
It's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Linda at Coastal Charm. Click here!
Marty at A Stroll Through Life hosts Table Top Tuesday. Click here.
P.S. Please remember that the painted images are Jo's property, protected by copyright. Thanks!