Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Ever since I was a little girl I had a thing for floral china. I loved to peek into my grandmothers cupboard to see the pretty cups she had on display. I did not dare touch them, afraid to drop them and break the spell.
My mother was a collector too. It must have been in the late sixties and seventies that she received Royal Albert cups for her birthday. They were cherished and only used on special occasions. Through the years her collection is no longer complete, but when I visited my mother recently she gave me the cups and plates she still had, knowing they would be in good hands. Among them is her and my favourite, the 'forget-me-not cup' by Royal Albert. I gave it a special place in my dresser at home.
The amount of cups I have has grown over the years. I sold some, gave some to friends and family, but the once I kept all have a story to tell. When I drink my tea, I see images of the person who gave the cup to me. It's not only the cups that I cherish, but the memories to special people as well.
I would like to thank M from the lovely blog oc cottage, who made a beautiful post about my blog. It made me blush, LOL and put a big smile on my face. So very very kind! If you would like to see the post, please have a look at M's blog. Her other posts are lovely too. M creates the most wonderful works of art with shells and beads, has a great sense of humour, publishes beautiful photo's and loves porcelain, just like I do.
Wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!