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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tea -Time Tuesday In Eatonville

My oldest granddaughter was visiting for 2 weeks this past July.She loves having tea parties with me and begs to help me cook & bake for them. She is fun to have around and I miss her.This week I am sharing one teacup from a set of three I purchased from an Etsy site.Isn't it a beautiful teacup?
 We decided to take some time off working around Cedar Pond and visit a near-by small town I love~ Eatonville, WA *. We packed up these teacups and took them with us...here my oldest granddaughter poses by the bakery sign. We bought our sandwiches from the bakery and ate them on the deck of the cafe as we watched traffic roll through this tiny and picturesque town.
 Tea is so much better in china teacups, don't you think?
We pulled out our well-wrapped teacups from my carry-bag  and unwrapped them to hold the tea we purchased from the cafe.My granddaughter and I drank all our tea, but the sandwiches were so big and full of good things, we each ate only half of our sandwiches, the rest we wrapped up and brought home for dinner.
 In Eatonville you can see Mt. Rainier from practically everywhere.This photo was taken from the car at a stop sign.The building you see is the school. What a view from school!
 The columns are at Founding Family Antiques,and yes, the owner is a family member from the founding family of Eatonville.The columns are at his place and come from an old school in the town.Wouldn't you love columns like these supporting your vines?
 This is a set of covered stairs that allow one to step over a fence (that probably enclosed livestock) without having to open a gate or climb the fence.I know there is a name for this but it is not coming to me here.You can see my granddaughter is wearing the dress gloves the owner of the antique store gave her.
 "Colclough China ,Made in Longton, England"
I love everything about these teacups, especially the pale robin-egg blue color on the bottom of the cup and center of the saucer,and the ivory embellished with delicate gold flowers. The handle is comfortable. These teacups also go so well with all my blue & white china.I have been using these teacups regularly as I sip tea on my porch while spinning my wool.

The best part of this Tea-Time Tuesday was being with my oldest granddaughter who enjoyed browsing antique stores with me, and I think she could have done this all day.I predict many more precious tea times and browsing antique stores are in our future, what fun, what a blessing she is!

I am linking with the ladies below for Tea-Time Tuesday.Enjoy!
  1. Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage
  2. Terri @ Artful Affirmations
  3. Martha @ Martha's Favorites


Keetha Broyles said...

That tea cup is SO gorgeous. I especially love that it has the gold line on the INSIDE.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Kathy,
What a precious post! I love that you and your granddaughter could spend time together. What lovely memories the two of you are making! Tea with your loved one is so very special. Love the gloves! Your Colclough teacup is gorgeous! My favourite colour in a teacup is aqua/robin egg blue although the majority of mine are in pink. I find robin egg blue very hard to come by around here.
Thank you for joining me for tea. I've enjoyed having you. Have a beautiful day.


A.K.W. said...

Nice teacup and nice pictures!


Anonymous said...

Kathy, It is heartwarming to read about your day with your oldest gd. She is just lovely. Mother and I always enjoyed days like that together and I treasure the memories so very much. Your cups are exquisite and lunch outdoors with such spectacular views must have been very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your sweet time with us.

Nib's End said...

Having a special day with just one of my grandchildren to focus on is what makes, for me, the best of memories. How clever of you to bring along your own teacups! May I use that in a story someday?

Connie said...

What a special and fun time for both of you! Your granddaughter sounds very special. How wonderful that you were able to share so much time with her.

The Victorian Girl said...

Can't wait to have such wonderful teatimes with my granddaughter. The word you are looking for to describe the steps going over the fence is "stile". That comes from living in England and reading many novels set in the English countryside!

Vickie said...

Aw, heck - Victorian Girl beat me - "stile".

Sweet cup, Kathy, and even sweeter time spent with your granddaughter!