Saturday, November 15, 2008

Join me for a cup of tea ... part 4

Welcome to another Saturday tea. Thanks for joining me. Sorry that I was absent last week. With my FIL's passing we had a lot to do in settling his estate and we are only just beginning, but for now, let's have tea.

This week's addition to my collection comes all the way from across the world, Afghanistan to be exact. On Dec. 4, 2006, George and I came home from shopping in Lake Charles and the post office had delivered the trunk George had mailed home with his extra stuff from his deployment. (He'd returned a few days prior.) As he unpacked it he said he had a surprise for me. I tore open the packaging to reveal this beautiful, tiny marble pitcher followed by six tiny cups and resting plate. Sure enough, my husband found me a tea set in Afghanistan. (Click on photo to see larger.)

He said, "You said you had a tea cup collection, so I got this for you. I didn't know you collected teacups."

Really, what did he think was on the glass shelves for the past few years!

What do you think? DO you have treasures from other places in the world? Please feel free to share.

Until our next visit ...

1 comment:

Sandi said...

I have a set of tea cups from our trip to Turkey (combined business trip for my husband and a celebration of our anniversary) and also a tea set from when we lived in Japan (1969-1972) when he was in the Air Force and was stationed at Fuchu Air Station near Tokyo. I bet we would have a good visit if we could sit down together for a cup of tea. :-)