Home on a rainy day

November 12, 2013

It’s one of those rainy Tuesdays after a long weekend with a rather sombre Monday, when we both feel like Morgan.

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Still, time to get to work. I have a lot of painting to do and C has her first formal project management round table discussion in her business administration class. (We’ve been having a formal-casual fashion show all morning. C’s more the skater girl than the business administration girl) Still, the outfit is getting pulled together.

Time for tea.

I bought this well loved and slightly rubbed down tea pot. Would you call it lusterware? I think so but am not sure. The only identifying mark are four gold numbers 1676 on the bottom. I also love the unexpected little raised orange spots along the top part of the decoration. Whatever it is, it was just sitting there, filthy with old tea and priced at about $5 so I had to rescue it and give it a new home.

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I love the way it looks so beautifully with my grandmother’s old tea cups. She brought these cups from the former Czechoslovakia. On the bottom is one of those old Czech marks making them Josef Kuba cups. I wonder if Grandmother had them from her wedding or something. Oh the things I never asked her about.

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Each time I bring these cups down from the cupboard we remember babi (Czech for grandma).

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So, grey business dress decided on and time to wrap up in a warm shawl and have some tea.

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I’ve begun putting the autumn decorations away and setting up a more wintery feel. This whimsical still life has in it an angel graphite painting. I drew this when my grandmother died. My daughter Kerstie was the model. The angel’s collar is copper leaf. I think that somewhere is a cross stitch pattern I made of this little angel. Maybe I should try to find it and stitch it.

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So we’re both looking out there into the rain trying to will ourselves for getting out to school and up into the cold studio.

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The hot tea is helping. But we’d rather stay right here. πŸ™‚

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Sharing tea with Terri and Martha and Sandi and Bernideen. πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Christie November 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Great find with the teapot! You sure know how to make a rainy day look cozy!

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you Christie, the only problem was we couldn’t stay here in the warm!

  • Reply Roslind Sherman November 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Love that cup ..Good for you ..rescueing that vintage teapot is so special…It’s absolutely delightful ..Your pictures are really specially too..Thanks for sharing tea…Hugs

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Roslind, (I love your name) I’m glad I found that tea pot, poor little thing. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for coming by.

  • Reply Chef Katrina (@TheChefKatrina) November 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Lovely pictures and on rainy days I want to stay inside also. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much Katrina. πŸ™‚

  • Reply robertz November 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Yesterday was a foggy, misty, rainy Monday in Ilfracombe, but gloriously dull as we took our puppy for a walk at twilight, seeing the fuzzy lights of the harbour from above. Today has been dry and sunny, and I’ve been out walking three times as well as getting quite a lot of work done (for business) and feel quite elated.

    Hot tea and teacups are so warming on a wintry day. I enjoy the ritual of making tea in a teapot, even if it does take a bit longer.

    Wonderful photos and description. Makes me feel I want to curl up and lose myself in a book on a wintry afternoon.

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Hello Robz my new British friend. πŸ™‚ I’m in England for several months/yr myself. OXON. I’m so glad you found me and left your addy so now I can come visit you. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ruth W. November 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Veronica/ LOVE the teapot…probably Sadler or another English maker. I love the raised dots tooand the color ‘cuz it’s blue! The cups are wonderful. A special reminder fo a beloved person. I have some from grandmother (nana) as well that I treasure. Lovely photos!

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Ruth, thank you for telling me. That gives me more to go on to research this little tea pot. I’m glad you have some of your nana’s things. πŸ™‚

  • Reply michellepond November 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    That may be my favorite picture of Morgan, Veronica, although that is a hard choice to make. Your grandmother’s teacups are beautiful. So many unanswered and unasked questions in our lives. Thanks for sharing another lovely teacup Tuesday.

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      I know Michelle, so many questions. Morgan has it the best, soft, cozy blankets and nice meals and complete freedom. πŸ™‚ Ah, what a life!

  • Reply dawnsrays November 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I love the shape of both the teapot and those awesome cups! I love that it bring up memories of babi. She would approve I am sure. I love your angel drawing! This whole post is like a big warm hug. Happy T to you!

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Dawn. Big warm hug to you too sweetie. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Judy November 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Veronica, I think you picked the best place to be on a day like this. Beautiful tea pot..Happy Tuesday..Judy

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Happy Tuesday to you too Judy. I would have loved to stay home all day today. πŸ™‚

  • Reply vastlycurious.com November 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Every time I see your posts I feel like trying Tea again. You make it so cozy and glamourous Veronica ! Also your daughter looks so pretty!

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Aw thank you so much Kathryn. You can substitute coffee anytime you like. I make the worst coffee in the world though so if you were here, you’d have to make your own. πŸ˜‰

      • Reply vastlycurious.com November 13, 2013 at 7:10 am

        I think I am most enamored by the pomp and ceremony and china clinking !!!!

        • Reply Veronica November 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

          Me too Kathryn, and the sound of the spoon in the cup stirring the sugar. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Karen November 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Veronica,
    I just love those pink mugs. They are exquisite! I have never seen anything like them. The teapot is so beautiful too. Hope tomorrow is sunny. Take care,

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Karen, Thank you so much. Sunny would be nice. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Evalina November 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Yep, you should do it – I mean cross stitch the little angel. The new find is awesome, well worth rescue.

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Evalina, I think I will now. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Terri November 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Lovely tea moments……and your tea pot and pink cups are all gorgeous.

    • Reply Veronica November 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Hugs Terri, thank you for hosting. I love our tea friends. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sandi November 13, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Veronica, you rescued a darling teapot! I like the raised dots too and they look like berries. The gold and blue is so striking. Sweet cups too that hold such special memories. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea with me.


    • Reply Veronica November 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Sandi. And thank you for hosting. I love visiting everyone on Tuesday. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sara v November 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I love those pink cups–so precious and elegant. Love C’s sweater too–my fav colors πŸ™‚ And you can’t miss with a blue and gold teapot–especially for $5–what a find! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Veronica November 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      That was a find. πŸ™‚ I was lucky because that absolutely never happens to me. πŸ™‚

  • Reply KathyB. November 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I would have rescued that teapot too ! It des look like a lot of the lusterware I’ve collected, and I appreciate that each piece was hand-painted , no matter where it came from or when. Of course, I love blue !

    Your daughter is beautiful .

    Something about the photo of your daughter’s hand holding the special teacup with the lovely shawl as the backdrop catches my attention and embodies all you’re saying in this post. Warm, cozy, contemplative.

    • Reply Veronica November 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much Kathy. C loves these loose knits and loves being able to stick her fingers thru the pattern. πŸ™‚

  • Reply dianecayton November 14, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Kitty certainly has the right idea and looks all cozy. Lately I have been needing warm drinks and a shawl too since the weather has turned so cold on us… not to worry, warmer days are on the way soon!

    • Reply Veronica November 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      I know what you mean Diane. Hope the winter isn’t too cold, but keeping the wraps close by just in case. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Martha November 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Veronica: If it is possible, your daughter is getting more beautiful each day. Blessings dear friend. Martha

    • Reply Veronica November 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much my sweet friend. πŸ™‚

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