Saturday, October 25, 2008

Join me for a cup of tea ... part 2

Welcome to another Saturday tea. Please pull up a seat, help yourself to a treat, and lets chat.

This week I will tell you the story of when I started my tea cup collection. Though I previously had two cups and saucers, it was not a collection yet.

We left off the summer of 2002. Actually, let me back up a few months.

At the beginning of 2002 my mother asked me to accompany her for a quilt show/convention where she spends about 48 weeks a year for her company, Bear Thread Designs. So I packed my stack of internship application and a weekend bag and headed to Cleveland.

I was anxious about getting a journalism or PR internship for the summer, so I would still be able to work a paying job during the school year. As fate would have it, sitting next to me on the flight was a VP of Marketing for a Home Improvement Loan Company. She noticed me filling out the applications and after talking for nearly the entire trip she offered me a position as a PR intern, which led me to spending a summer in North Carolina.

So five months later, I moved into a house Cary, NC, with 3 others who were students at the local North Carolina University. We got along well. One day, a few weeks before I returned home to Houston, I went shopping with one of my roommates, Holly, at a Tuesday Morning. I found this tea set with raised pink roses and it took little prodding from her for me to purchase it. It includes teapot with lid, sugar and creamer with lid, four tea cups, four saucers and four dessert plates.

I was so excited to get it back home and display it in my next apartment. Even now, it is one of the first things I unpack when we get to a new home.

Until our next visit ...


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

LOVE your pictures.

I began collecting in the early '90s when a friend gave me a teacup and then my daughter bought me a beautiful teapot for my birthday.

The rest is history. :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh, Michelle, the Tea Set is soooo pretty!

Thanks for the visit and I can't wait to have you join us for our ROSE Wednesday post.

Also, I see you love Tea Parties and I host one every month on the 8th. November 8th is coming up soon...perhaps you'd like to join in? Info is on my right side-bar...a red lady button you click.


Sandi said...

Oh, what a lovely tea set! I love reading the stories behind your collection. :-)