Hello dear friends and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 235! Can you believe we have been doing this for over 4 1/2 years? We had a great turn out last week. I will have a give away next week to celebrate. My Grandson, Noah, started First Grade today. He did so well, some of his friends cried. I am so grateful for every minute I have had with him. My Son came home yesterday, he is wiped out. I pray that he stays in the city for a little while. It was a tough fire and I am so glad he is home. Please keep him in your prayers.
I have been cleaning out closets this past week. (Maybe, I have been a little nervous?) I had to make a few trips (seven if you want to know the truth) to the local thrift store. As luck would have it, I scored a few new items. I just could not resist. The good news is, I gave away more than I brought home. That is my new goal. So far, so good. When you have to have outside storage for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, you start thinking maybe, there is a little problem? You think? I don't want my children to have to deal with all this stuff. I have really been looking at everything I have with a whole new perspective. Here are some of the items I picked up this week, while dropping things off. (That doesn't even sound good.) The lace is a bedspread. It is so stunning. Now, I just have to do something about the dog who sleeps on the bed. Let's see, dog or bedspread? I think the dog doesn't have chance. I may have to use the bedspread only on special occasions. Maybe I will only use the dog on special occasions? :) What to do? All the items I pictured today, except one, are from the thrift store trips this past week.
This first tea cup is by Castleton China. The pattern name is "Manor." I had the opportunity to purchase a service for 12 with servicing pieces. However, I resist the temptation and only purchased the trio with the matching teapot. I am a firm believer in having dinner service for at least 12. You never know when you are going to need a large set for a special occasion. I was so good. I think it is just beautiful.
My next cup is also a Castleton. The pattern name is "Royal." I owned the service for 12 for this set, but long since sold it. I am terrified to end up on "Hoarders." I must be almost healed?
The next picture is of a porcelain box. Did I ever tell you I collect boxes with flowers? I do. Let's not talk about it any more.
Moving on to the bird planter. I love these and have quite a large collection. Some I use for plants, others for storage. They are great for organizing.
Last, but not least are these Salt & Pepper shakers. I make them into tassels. They are perfect for gifts.
Well, I have to go clean another closet, have mercy! Please continue your prayers for Terri. She is slowly improving each day! Keep your fingers crossed about the link.