A Violet Teacup and a Sip of Folklore

I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Violet Teacup!  They are such a classic! 

Over the next few weeks, I'd like to share with you different meanings behind the Violet Flower! Here's it's history in folklore: 

A Fun Weekend with a Once in a Lifetime Friend

What a fun weekend I had! Just last week I found out my dear childhood friend, Kiley, was traveling through Kansas City. KC is only about 2.5 hours away from me! I was so excited, and made plans to travel down to see her! 

Kiley and I have been friends ever since we were 4 years old, so I feel like I've known her my whole life! We met when my family lived in California. Our moms were friends, so were Kiley and I! In fact Lori (Kiley's mom) got my mom hooked on Teatime! Immediately, Kiley and I 'clicked'! We had a lot of good times together!! 

When I was 7, my family and I moved back to Iowa, but our families stayed in touch. Despite the miles between us, Kiley and I have stayed good friends by phone-calls, Facebook, email. But we haven't seen each other face to face since we were 8 years old - 15 years! 

Here's a picture of us at 6 years old... 

And us now at 22 and 23! 
Kiley & Spenser
It was absolutely crazy to finally see her in person! I can't even describe the feeling of see my little friend all grown up!! She was still her bright, cheerful, sun-shiny self only all grown up!!  I'm so blessed to have such a special friend, it is rare to still be friends with your childhood best friend!  Not many people are blessed to have a life-long friend!! 

Additionally, I have even more exciting news... We've  been able to work it out for me to fly out to California this summer to visit her and the rest of her family!! I'm excited to see them all again!! 

Teacup Thursday: "Afternoon Tea Lady"


This week our one of our dear tea friends, Norma Carter, gave mom this beautiful Afternoon Tea Lady for her birthday! Isn't she gorgeous!!! She is so dainty and elegant!  I couldn't wait to share her with all of you... I thought she'd be pictured nicely along side this "Provence" teacup. 

This little lady has a little bell under her skirt. She's called: 
"Afternoon Tea" Third Issue in Lena Liu's Elegant Era Bell. Heirloom Porcelain Collection. 

Thank you Norma for your thoughtfulness and generosity!! 
You are a gem! 

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Teacup Thursday: "Bird Chirping Weather"

My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather. 
 ~Terri Guillemets 

 Look what we spotted in our garden this week!  It caught us by surprise to see such brightly colored yellow finches enjoying themselves on our fence! What a pleasant sight! Can you spot all four finches? You have to look closely! 

To match our pink peonies in the garden, I tried to find a teacup that looked like them! This was the closest one that I could find!! Have a Happy Tea-Day!! ~ Miss Spenser

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Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is the Blessed Day my Mother was born! 
Happy Birthday Mom!!! ~ Love, Miss Spenser

As I count my blessings, I can't help but think of you. Thank you for the difference you have made in my life, dear Mother. 
~ Anonymous

Teacup Thursday: Roses and Ivy

Good Morning Tea Friends! 


Today, I thought I'd share with you our Roses and Ivy Teapot and Teacup. I love the way this teapot is shaped, so unusual! It's one of my favorites, but then again, I'm a little partial to Roses and Ivy!  I hope you enjoy them! ~ Miss Spenser


We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. 
 ~Frederick Keonig

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