A treasure of a teapot.

Ok, I love the teacups

The teacups with books. Nothing better!
Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash

Maybe it’s the delicate, unique beauty each of the teacups possesses. The flowery ones top my list of favorites. The bold, black ones are pretty gorgeous. And, the handle-less cups designed to hold Chinese tea leaves are exquisite as well. I’ve never been to high tea and have only attended a handful of tea parties. But I have an intense infatuation with these sweet treasures. Not quite to the hoarder classification, but still!

Family Traditions

The teacups that on display in our entryway.

My mom started my love of teacups. Most of my collection originated from her china hutch. And, I sorely wish I would have asked about their origin or at least the story that accompanied each one. I know a little and imagine the rest.

Grandma Edla would have picked out several favorites to start Mom’s collection. I’m positive Grandma Amy did the same for her sweet daughter-in-law. It’s also fun to envision sisters Martha, Helmi, Vienna, Laura, and Elsie sharing or trading cups with each other. There’d be lots of giggling and gossiping at that sister get-together!

The Teacups Friends

My beautiful antique piece displaying the teacups in our entryway.

Currently, most of my teacups and teapots reside for enjoyable gazing on a cute antique piece of furniture in our Texas entryway. Others are tucked away in the buffet in our living room, waiting for their turn. Occasionally a Grammie and Grandgirls Tea Party around the dining room table will be held, complete with a lace tablecloth, raised pinkies, snickerdoodles, and hand-picked cups! Some of the cups and saucers found new homes when the girls, their mama, and their aunties all chose a few to start their collections before we left Washington state.

Time to Party

I like to think about my friends and family like I do my teacups. Some are more comfortable being tucked away on a shelf in the buffet; others want to be out for all to see and enjoy in an entryway. Each has its unique beauty created and loved by a talented Craftsman. Each has an important function, a purpose to cherish solitarily or with several friendly faces. My pals hold the ‘sweet tea’ of love, acceptance, joy, encouragement, and humor. What amazing tea parties we should have! Let’s do it, and I invite YOU!

All the ladies having a party with all the teacups.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Romans 15:13

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  1. Finally found a few minutes to post back to you this morning! I looked for somewhere to upload my photo of my one and only teacup that was my beautiful grandma Clara’s… today is going to be another beautiful Texas day!! We are busy at Central Texas College preparing for the Summer semester! The Science Department is busting at the seems with Early College High School and Stem students!

    1. Kathy Rowland says:

      That would be fun if you could upload here! I’ll see what I can find out about that. Sounds like a great day at work and an ‘un-crazy’ beautiful Texas spring weather day 🙂 Enjoy!

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