Actually, it's nice to have two friends!
As all of you are aware, just before the Lunch Bunch
showed up last fall I heard a noise in the breakfast room
And went in to find . . .
That a shelf had collapsed
And the contents . . .
The Johnson Brothers Indies
Were on the floor
Most of them broken
But there were a few survivors
I decided that instead of replace all that I was broken, I would just
replace the pieces to give me the little "tea for two" set that I had
originally bought in England 20 years ago
the teapot, sugar and creamer
two cups and two sauces and two tea plates.
And I replaced them
And used them mostly when I had tea just for me
(for it is a wee teapot and holds just two cups!)
contacted me that she had found a set in her town
And it was marked down
But I was adamant
After losing so much china
I was happy to be basically back where I was 20 years ago
(with extra plates and salad plates)
That is until this morning
When Friend Rita called
And said that there was some china at the Catholic Church's Mega Yard Sale
And I needed to come quick!
Without fixing breakfast for Husband Jim
Alas, not even a cup of tea for myself,
And friend Rita had put them aside for me
A small set of Indies
Obviously originally a set for 4
But there were four plates, three bowls, three cups, three saucers
and four tea plates
All for $25.00
Of course, I had to bring them home
And this afternoon, I baked my tea treat for the week
And this afternoon on the porch . . .
I had tea . . . with my Johnson Brothers Indies
And remembered dear Friend Rita
who looked after me this morning!
Oh, and it is always a good sale!
I brought home other treasures --
One of which is blooming
I'm a sucker for African violets
But then I grew up with them
Mom, it seems, was a "violet whisperer"
Give her a leaf
And she'd have a blooming plant in no time!