Today’s miniature tea set is one that I should have given to my mom for her bunny collection. One time, a long time ago, she saw a bunny she liked and you know how that is. Once someone finds something they like it becomes a collection. I don’t think she really intended it to become a collection but thanks to family it has.
The funny thing is that I am to blame for a lot of those bunnies multiplying in her house. Almost every time I visited her during the last five years of her life I took a bunny (or two or three) and hid it somewhere. Sometimes it took her months to find the elusive bunny and it always made me giggle a bit when I would get an email from her that said she found another one.
Of course she is blamed my sister and myself for the box of bunnies in her basement and told me it was going to be up to us to take care of those. Guess what? I have a lot of those bunnies now as well as my sister. Every time you see a bunny think of my mom, will you?
Even my hatred of cooked carrots loves this one – maybe because they aren’t cooked yet. What do you think?
The effect of tea is cooling.
As a drink, it suits very well persons of self-restraint and good conduct.
When feeling hot, thirsty; depressed, suffering from headache,
eye-ache, fatigue of the four limbs, or paints in the joints,
One should drink tea only; four or five times.”
Lu Yu, Ch’a Ching, 780
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Excellent post as always
I love the bunny tea set. So cute. I think it’s wonderful that your mom collected bunnies and now you think of her when you see bunnies.
Oh, so sweet what you did for your mom. And I do like that bunny hugging the uncooked carrot. I’ll take a carrot any way– fresh from the garden, pulled from a bag and even cooked.
Your bunny tea set is precious. I like the ideal of every time you see a bunny reminds you of your sweet mom.
What a beautiful story.