Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Tea

I have so much to be thankful for. I'd like to think that being thankful is not just a once a year event.

One special lady that I am thankful for is my hubby's dear aunt. She took me under her wing when my own Mother passed away, and sort of became a grandma to my children.

When we were packing up Auntie's house for her move to the ALF, we found this teapot in the top cabinet stuck way in the back. Auntie never drank tea, so it made me wonder if it might have been her mother's pot.

It's not the fanciest teapot, but to me it is beautiful. I know the picture looks a little green, but it is really a pale iridescent yellow on the sides. There are no markings.

So for today, even though Thanksgiving has passed, I would love to invite you to a Thanksgiving tea. We can share what we are thankful for along with a spot of tea. I am most thankful for you dear reader. I am encouraged each day when I read your comments.

So let's sit down, pour the tea and visit a while.


Allie said...

That is beautiful, and what a lovely reminder of someone you love so much.

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

A wonderful find. I have my grandmother's old, stained and worn teapot...a treasure to me! Happy TT!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A wonderful find! What a sweet teapot and a lovely reminder of your loved one! Pretty teacup too! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us today. I am thankful for you too, dear Jocelyn! Have a delightful week.


Unknown said...

This teapot is lovely in its floral beauty and what it represents for you. THank you for sharing.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Jocelyn,
the tea pot is a wonderful heritage from this lovely Lady. That she tucked it away means that you spared it for someone who would love it. Now you are the one and I hope you will enjoy many sweet teas from this pretty set.
Best greetings, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Jocelyn, I think the teapot is sweetly fancy. It's such a pretty one - beautiful in design, and the colors and flowers accent it perfectly. How nice to pour tea from it with thanksgiving and memories in your heart.

Enjoy the day,

Jeanne said...

Hi Jocelyn, I love this story and I love a spot of tea. Your tea pot is a treasure and it brings your Aunt to the table in memory. I wonder if you will ever find out whose tea pot it might be.
Hugs, Jeanne

Snap said...

What a wonderful find. I know it has a special place in your tea day! Happy Tea Day!

Susanne said...

Oh she's a pretty pot, I'd love to have a cup with you.

Kathy said...

Hello, What a lovely treasure to find! This is a beautiful teapot! I know you'll love it for a long time to come. Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Cindy said...

Your tea pot is lovely, the story is as well. I don't think a person is ever late to celebrate a blessing, thanks for the reminder. Have a wonderful week

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I find it's the family treasures found, or passed down that mean the most to us. The teapot is pretty and will bring you wonderful memories of that auntie when you use it.
Thank you for sharing this special teapot with us.

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a beautiful family heirloom and I'm sure it brings warm memories of your dear aunt. Blessings, Pamela

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beautiful tea pot! I think it is just stunning. It is wonderful to find treasures that belonged to loved ones. You are a blessed lady. Hugs, Martha

Charlotte said...

Your teapot and teacup are beautiful. What a nice thing to find in the back of a cupboard. Now you've brought it out to be used and loved.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a gorgeous tea set. So beautiful!