Do you think parents should have a favorite child? Just asking. No judgment here.
It’s a strange question on Teapot Tuesday, isn’t it? But a valid one since today’s teapot is a gift from one of my daughters.
Hey–wait just a cotton picking minute. I don’t have any daughters, do I? I do, kind of. When we were on a blogging event someone mistook Chris and I for the parents of a couple of the bloggers and the story has unfolded over time. It has been embellished upon and exaggerated over recent months and my two daughter status has expanded into something like 15 daughters. It’s all good. Especially when they give me teapots.
Donna, one of the “Original Daughters” who blogs at DonnaHup.com went thrift store shopping and found me this lovely apple one cup teapot and cup combo. I love it. She knew I would and she was so excited to bring it to me and share.
I must admit it was a bit bittersweet because just weeks before we had gone thrift store shopping with our friend, Amy, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident during a horrible winter snowstorm. All of the North Iowa Bloggers continue to feel the loss and miss her every day. When Donna gave me this teapot it reminded me of our thrift shop fun with Amy –what great memories.
I love any teapot that anyone gifts me and it just made me smile to see how excited Donna was when she gave this perfect little apple teapot to me. I love it and I love the fact that everyone thinks of me when they see a teapot these days.
“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”
― Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater