I'm not a real collector.
I don't edit my collections, curate them,
display them artistically, or keep upgrading them.
I purty much collect what I think is purty,
and cheap. Or, more elegantly, inexpensive.
|Parlor cupboard, loaded with stuff, definitely not artistically arranged.|
Which brings me to my tea pots.
Shall we take a look inside?
This cupboard, a recent acquisition, houses most of my tea pots.
They are grouped willy-nilly on the shelves,
with some of my Mom's Hummels and various other bits of stuff.
Now this little orange tea pot, below, has quite a backstory.
This little Majolica-style baby was from a box lot at an auction,
and had a surprise inside. Like the trinket in a Cracker Jack box.
If you missed this story, which is here, let's just say that I was
pretty surprised to discover $403 in small bills stuffed inside..
I returned the money to the lady who originally owned it.
But then, most of my tea pots have some sort of backstory.
They were gifts, or travel souvenirs, or family hand-me-downs.
Probably the only one that's worth any money at all
is the cobalt and gilt leaf patterned Meissen tea pot.
It was a gift from my in-laws.
But some things are priceless. Tucked into this cupboard, next to a grouping of Mom's Hummels,
is my Ginny Doll. Did you have one? I got mine when I was 4 years old.
Ginny needs a little surgery on her arms -- the rubber bands have rotted through and her arms are held on
by the sleeves of her dress, which I sewed for her when I was about 12,
using a hand-cranked child's Singer machine, and hand sewing.
Ginny and I have something in common. I need a little surgery on my arm, too.
I'm having a spot of skin cancer taken off my left arm tomorrow, so I may not be posting for a day or two.
Mother Nature is working by the calendar here this year.
Soon after Labor Day, she shut down the heat machine,
and our warmest days are now in the low to mid 70s.
The four ferns on the front porch are happy.
Now if (ok, when) we forget to water them, they don't collapse.
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, and Tea Time Tuesday. Click here!
At Linda's Coastal Charm blog, it's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. Click here!