tea party

After B’s mom, known here on the blog as Grandma, passed away almost two years ago, one of the things we inherited was her teacup cupboard and most of her teacups, some of which she had collected over the years and some that had come to her through her mother and aunt.

While some people collect objects just to look at them, Grandma made use of her collection, choosing cups to use for coffee after Sunday dinners, birthdays, and holidays in the Vermont home where she lived for decades.

She had distributed a few cups to younger family members over the years, but kept most of the collection together, moving it to the senior living community near us a few years before her death.

After she passed away, B’s brother and his family chose a few teacups to remind them of Grandma, but dozens of them set up residence in our dining room, stacked in the white barristers that Grandma had used.

One of the special happenings this holiday season during L’s visit has been a series of evening teaparties with L, E, and T enjoying tea and treats. They have been working their way methodically through the cupboard, starting with the top shelf and using each cup in each stack as it presents itself, along with its matching saucer, of course. They have been brewing loose tea – from an Adagio Teas sampler that E bought for T as a Christmas gift – in a teapot and using Grandma’s china tea strainer to pour into that evening’s cups.

It warms our hearts to see Grandma’s granddaughters and grandson-in-law using her cups together.

Grandma would approve.
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Author: Joanne Corey

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6 thoughts on “tea party”

  1. What a lovely post! How nice that those teacups revived the tea tradition. I also have teacups passed down from my mother and mother-in-law although we seldom make use of them. Although this Christmas I got some floating candles and made a centre piece using the old cups and saucers.

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  2. One of the changes I made when we downsized was to arrange the kitchen so that we would start using what I had previously displayed. So I put the “good china” in easy reach and now that’s what we use to eat our breakfast eggs. It has taken me many, many years to arrive at this, so I very much admire your grandmother for always knowing this.

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