It’s Teapot Tuesday here on It’s Just Life and today I am highlighting a recent acquisition thanks to blogger friend Katybeth who blogs over at Odd Loves Company. She, being the wonderful person that she is, helped an older friend recently with an estate sale to get some of her possessions whittled down. Katybeth posted various pictures on her Facebook page of things that were being sold and lo and behold there were a couple of teapots. Imagine that!
Emails flew back and forth, prices and delivery fees were discussed and walaa—I acquired a beautiful Wedgewood piece because I promised the owner that it would have many loving siblings to keep it company. This teapot is circa 1970 and in perfect condition. Fit for tea with the Queen.
We had a weekend jaunt to North Carolina this past weekend to take in a Carolina football game (Go Heels) and I was excited to come back home because I knew that there was going to be a special surprise awaiting me. Chris and I hope to make a trip to England next fall and my friend, blogger and author, T. B. Markinson lives in London. I so hope to meet her in person and have been telling her that my one desire is to have tea with the queen. I told her that I was sure that she had connections and that I hoped that she could make that happen. Well–she alerted me to the fact that she had sent me a small gift and it would arrive on the weekend. I ripped into the mail and found the lovely surprise below.
In her words—“Now you can have tea with the queen every day!” And indeed I will! Thank you, T B M –from the bottom of my cup!!!
“Two things consistently bring me pleasure: hot sweet tea and writing. Which is not to say that either are particularly good for me…I use entirely too much sugar and so far don’t find sucralose to be a good alternative. Also, writing is not a practice that engenders confidence. Quite the opposite. It’s about making yourself deliberately insecure so that you can write the next thing and have it be worth reading.
And that’s not even taking into consideration the business end of things, which can make you bitter if you’re not careful…
But I’ve spent my the bulk of my life to date figuring out the right mix of fat and sugar in my tea and also, how to get incrementally better (I hope…) at the writing, so I’m not giving it/them up!”
― Ariel Gordon