My birthday week was filled with so much that it will be hard to share it all but today I wanted to share a highlight of the week and a lovely teapot that was gifted to me.
I have followed Dianna Keen’s blog – These Days of Mine – for quite sometime. I think I found her through another blogger and really liked her style and what she shares on her blog. If you remember from a previous Comments for a Cause she is a lover of the wild horses that roam the beach and sand dunes of the Carova area. One of my Comments for a Cause – Corolla Wild Horse Fund – was inspired by Dianna.
When Chris and I finally got organized to take a trip to the Outer Banks I messaged Dianna and let her know we were coming for my birthday trip. She graciously offered to take us to see the horses (more on that later this week) and we had a wonderful meet up with her and her husband, JR. We all kind of “clicked” which is a wonderful feeling.
Because Dianna is the sweet person that she is she made sure to bring me a birthday gift bag which included a calendar of her photographs of the wild horses (which I LOVE) and also a teapot.
Now this teapot is not just a “local attraction from her area” teapot. It is a teapot that shares a picture of a place that has a lot of history in her own family and that is what makes it so special to me. Bacon’s Castle has a lot of importance to her because her mother and her family lived in the castle in the 1920’s and 1930’s. To read some of her posts about her connection to this historical beauty make sure to click on the Bacon’s Castle tab on the right hand side of her blog (click here for a direct link).
A little bit of the history of the beautiful building is included on the back of the teapot. I currently have this lovely teapot in my kitchen and it makes me smile and think of my good blogging friend every time I see it.
I love that when folks see teapots they immediately think of me. I can not tell you how many times I get “tagged” on Facebook with pictures of teapot related items and I never get tired of it. Along with being the crazy cat lady I guess I am the crazy teapot lady as well.
Thanks for joining me today. Come back the rest of this week while I share some happy memories of our trip to the Outer Banks and some of the fabulous things we saw while we were vacationing. Remember to leave me a Comment for a Cause – for the Wounded Warrior Project.