This week I wanted to share my very first tea set in my collection. I had to recycle pictures and the quality isn’t that great but you will get some idea of this special set. If you have been with me since the beginning of Teapot Tuesday you might remember this one.
My Daddy gave me this little tea set years before he died. It was long before I started collecting teapots. I certainly had no idea that this first teapot would be the start of something so big. This tea set is made even more special because it belonged to my Aunt Ruth who was my Daddy’s sister. She died when she was a young mother and somehow Daddy ended up with the tea set when he cleaned out Grandma and Grandpa Brown’s house years later. It was packed away in newspaper in a box and one day he brought it out and asked me if I would like to have it. I loved the oldness of it and even though a couple of the cups are missing it has a place of honor in my china cabinet. You can imagine how hard it would be to ever get rid of this set. It has history and was loved a lot by a little girl many years ago.
Maybe someday if I have a granddaughter I will be able to pass it on to her.
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This is a very special set. I believe someday another little girl will enjoy it as much as you have.
I hope so!!!
It’s a beauty!
A beautiful treasure…for the memories.
Yes, it is a wonderful treasure for sure. Thanks for stopping by, Audrey. I am catching up!
Awww so sweet! Where it all began.
If my daddy only knew what he started!
It is very beautiful and very unique. I love it.
Thanks, Janet. It is really a beautiful set.
So special! I love those heirlooms passed down from family. They are the special treasures for sure.
They are very special! These are the ones that would be difficult to part with.
They look so…classic!
I can imagine that this set may rank high on your list of favorites. What a sweet story!
Thanks, Dianna, Yes, this one ranks up there and would be one that would be very difficult to part with .
Wow, I never even knew that particular thing. Pretty cool, Aunt Ruth was always sort of a mystery to me…
I agree. She was bit of a mystery to me as well but I do know that Daddy really loved having this tea set of hers so it made it even better that I have it now.
It has both beauty and sentimental value; truly special!
Very special. You are right about that!
What a treasure!
It really is. I love having this one in my collection.
Somehow I missed this one. So sad that your aunt died so young. Must have been very hard for your Dad as well. My Dad used to buy different things for his still-life paintings that my Mom then got to keep. One of them was a tea cup that is similar in color to these. I’ll have to show you when you’re over next!
I would love to see that tea cup !