The side board in the breakfast room is an ebonized 1870 piece
that we picked up in Ozark, Missouri seven or eight years ago
For a "rustic" room (with a brick wall, bead board and brick floor)
it lends a touch of elegance
Plus . . . it holds part of my collection of blue and white transfer ware
On the right hand side, on the upper shelf
Sits a very special blue and white tea set
Real china, Blue Willow, a child's set
A gift from The Lunch Bunch
the Christmas after Lucy was born
A set that I hold dear
The grand girls (and their parents)
were here last week
Lucy wasn't here an hour before she pointed to the tea set behind glass doors and asked
"Can we have a tea party?"
She carefully got the set from the shelf
And proclaimed to all that it was very "classy"
As we do, we fill the pot with water
And pass out cups and saucers
Lucy loves the little tea set
And loves "having tea" at Nana's
We pour tea into the cups, toast each other, pretend to drink our "tea"
And then pour the water back in the pot so we can do it over again.
Between pouring into cups and pouring back into the teapot,
it's a "wet" tea --
thank heaven for paper towels!
Teatime is over when there is no more water left to pour!
Lucy and I enjoy our teatimes together
It's so nice to be refined and have a spot of tea!
Lucy and Piper
Waving to all their Minnesota friends from our Fort