Although we had a very mild January, these last days of February have
brought lots of wind and gray, cold and rainy days. I think that this year
the weather has made me feel sad. Yesterday I stopped by my favorite
consignment shop and spotted this teapot. It is covered in rosebuds. The pot
has been well loved. There are tea stains inside and there is a crack in the lid
that was repaired by it's previous owner. The bottom is stamped Sadler England.
England and Scotland are my spiritual homes ~ the place where my heart lives.
I just knew this teapot had to come home with me. Nothing like a bit of
consignment store shopping to improve one's mood.
I also found this. A little ceramic basket covered in pink flowers. I am sure it
was never very expensive or dear, but it still spoke to me.
And these precious little bone dishes. I can think of many ways to use these and
the price was so low it was really hard to pass them up. The Battenburg doilies were
on sale too.
I have had this precious rose bud covered tea cup for years. Mom and Daddy brought
it back for me from Victoria, BC. I love it because it is dear and sentimental.
Of course I have to have candles. I love little votives and am always looking
for ways to use them.
Today is another gray and cold day. A leap year day and I am happy to be saying
goodbye to February and looking forward to spring. I think I will put the kettle on
and initiate the new rosebud teapot. I wish you all could join me! Joining the
virtual parties around blog land is fun, but it would be more fun to party with all
of you in person.
Bentley does not want to go outside and I don't blame him. He made a
quick trip out this morning and wanted to come right back in. He's
hoping that March rolls in like a lamb, but the forecast is more like a lion.
Susan and Bentley