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Useless, pretty little things and tea cup Tuesday

Yesterday it rained all day. As a matter of fact it’s been raining all week. Well actually, typical West Coast spring.
I spent some time with mom and as the morning wore on, we both became more and more reluctant to go for that walk we thought we’d go for.
So we went shopping instead.
I think the rain got to everyone because my hosting company had a nuclear meltdown yesterday, with the end result that I couldn’t upload any photos.
So my tea cup Tuesday is turning into a tea cup Wednesday post.
Stuff is real folks, stuff is real.
Mom was after some sandals in case the sun ever comes out again, (wishful thinking), but we had a good mooch around Oakridge mall in her neck of Vancouver.

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Boy there’s a lot of orange out there for the spring.
And spikes…what’s with all the spikes…yikes.

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Later, at home, I started thinking of all the shoes we saw, tried on and rejected. I thought that some shoes were very pretty but a little useless for me, whether it was the $356 price tag or the spikes, they felt a little like my Victorian shoe pin cushion and my British grandmother’s silver cigarette case. Lovely to look at, but I’d never use them.

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Same with this, my Czech grandmother’s little cup.
I mean, who in the world wants to drink her tea one thimbleful at a time?

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I suppose it’s a little like these vintage stockings. I mean, if you can get decent tummy control hose, who wants to fiddle with garter belts and baggy ankles? Sheesh!

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What do you think? Here are my Czech grandmother’s crystal, ruby and gold tea cups. Aren’t they just too beautiful? Is it worth drinking thimblefuls at a time just to use them?

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No, I think not.
Time to put away all useless, pretty things.

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And so pardon me while I get my tea in my ubiquitous Sbux mug, because stuff is real folks, and sometimes a girl just needs a decent cup of tea…

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…and some beautiful shoes.

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Linking with Terri and checking out the progress with her chalk paints…looking great Terri, with Martha and feeling happy about your Memorial Day family get-together, with Sandi and loving all that peachy creamy beauty, and with Bernideen, and thinking, oh, girl, wish I could have tea in the garden too.  🙂



Comments: 19

  • May 29, 2013

    Hi Veronica,
    I love it all !! The expensive shoes, the gorgeous tiny teacups and how I wish I could have tea in the garden too!
    Take care,

  • May 29, 2013

    I used to have soooo many pair of shoes in my closet, then I got old. Or my feet did. As for those spikes? Yikes is right. They look like weaponry of some sort and I’m not sure why any woman would actually choose to wear that look. Each to her own, or so they say. Love the orange color though! It screams hot weather!!

  • May 29, 2013

    Good afternoon Veronica,
    I enjoyed shopping in Vancouver with my DIL when we were out there at Christmastime. But as much as I love those high heels, I can’t wear them any longer. Although I did a number of years ago. Well, maybe not quite as high as those you’ve shown. I have to wear lower heels now with my back the shape it’s in.
    My son is flying home for a visit on Friday and I can’t wait to see him! Yay! Wish his family was coming too. But the flight is too long for my little granddaughter. Sniff, sniff!

    As for those teacups; oh, my goodness, they’re cute! I love the crystal and gold ones especially. What beautiful little treasures they are! It’s lovely that you have them. Not much good for tea however.

    Thank you for coming for tea and enjoy the rest of your week. Hope the sun comes out soon!


  • May 29, 2013

    Hi Veronica: I just love those little pretty vintage things! The one with the couple is my favorite. Always a pleasure to read your post. I follow by email so, sometime it feels like you are just next door. Hugs, Martha

  • May 29, 2013

    I love tea..anywhere but even more just LOVE THE STUFF! Thanks for linking!

  • May 29, 2013

    I like your theory Veronica: if you don’t feel like doing the housework, go shopping. LOL The orange is everywhere here too – not my colour!
    As for the tiny teacups of your grandmother’s, they’re likely one of the reasons someone invented the mug – along with the bigger handle. Nice stuff to bring out and travel down memory lane with sometimes.

  • May 29, 2013

    Beautiful teacups and beautiful shoes! Shopping on a rainy day sounds good to me!
    Hope you get some sunny weather soon!

  • May 29, 2013

    Okay, I was thinking, “Yes, use grandmother’s tea cup!!” Then I was taken in by your Starbucks mug. I’m with you. It seems to be the better choice. I loved the shoe pictures! I’ve been wondering about the spiked shoes, too. I bet teenagers will love them.

  • May 31, 2013

    My house it FULL of useless material things( Shoes are exempt from this category) However I truly appreciate your Czech grandmother’s crystal, ruby and gold tea cups. I hope you use them!

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