Monday, July 30, 2012

Blue Tea Cup



Teacups.

One tends to either loves/uses them or simply ignores/stores them.

I have two daughters.
One loves them and one hates them.

Like my tea parties: one attends and one would rather be tortured than come to one of my formal afternoon tea party ladies' gathering.







One daughter usually finds lovely teacup treasures -like this pretty blue vintage one - to give to me as a hostess gift....and she happily attends my afternoon teas, dressed in lace and pink and enjoys every single girlie detail of the party.

She is an apple of my eye and fun to share/show off to my tea ladies.













And my other apple, my younger daughter who just moved back from San Diego-surfer-girl-tom-boy-daughter who wears black, grey or navy almost exclusively and knows how to fix stuff? 

She and my DH make plans together on tea party days. They will just go eat barbeque and test at power tools at the hardware store, or shop at landscape nurseries and laugh behind our tea partying backs at how
foo-foo chickified and crazy we other two are......












And when the tea is all over and they return from doing boyish tomboy things, they eat up the leftovers and yummy sweets left behind and hug me and help clean up..........and let me regale them with party faire.


It never fails that my sweet baby 2nd apple always makes sure she didn't hurt my feelings not wanting to attend, and makes sure I try to understand her concerns over using delicate antique china has nothing to do with me......

....then reaches in my cabinet and grabs the largest and heaviest of our ceramic mugs and asks if I would mind if she makes some coffee.......

Well I guess all this tea stuff just isn't her cup of tea.


And, frankly, I am glad of it.

What a boring world it would be if we were all exactly the same.



Linking:

Blue Monday

Mosaic Monday

Tea Time Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Teacup Tuesday - Martha

Teacup Tuesday - Terri

33 comments:

  1. Lovely photo's, the cup is beautiful.

    Visiting from blue Monday.

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  2. Good afternoon Michele,
    Indeed, it would be a boring world if we were all alike! Isn't it wonderful that one daughter likes to spend time with her father, looking at guy stuff, while the other enjoys girly stuff! Our families are made up of different personalities and each child is a gift, possessing his or her own special talents and giftings.
    Your blue teacup is very pretty and shows very well. Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a splendid day, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. How fun to have 2 such different girls! My daughter was an athlete type (who now does triathalons in her 40s) and couldn't ever have cared less about tea parties, so I know your pain! LOL! So glad you have one that enjoys them with you! I love your gorgeous blue cup! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  4. The tea cup is gorgeous and I LOVED this story. How true -- what a boring world if we were all alike! Sounds like you have two lovely, perfect girls who know what they like!

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  5. such an elegant setting! now that's what I call blue....exceptional photos..

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  6. I think that evens out nicely, Michele! It's only fair to your hubby! :)

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  7. Hi Michele,
    what a sweet story. I love how you enjoy your very different girls. Each is developing her special way to live. How nice that one is enjoying the same hobby like you. Your blue tea cup and the virgnette with the blue flowers are wonderful.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  8. Fantastic Blue Tea Party! Beautiful Pics!

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  9. Hello Michele
    I can identify with two daughters and separate likes. Unfortunately neither of mine care to do the tea thing any more, at least not with tea cups! I am smitten by this beautiful blue teacup; it is unique and I hope you use it often.
    I'm drinking Afternoon Tea from my London gift pack in the pink mug from you as I type. :-)
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  10. beautiful tea cup! you have two interesting apples :) i'm sure they are unique in every ways. God bless them. Hope you can stop by at my blog: Blue Monday.

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  11. Aren't you fortunate to have a daughter to share tea time with and another to have a cup of coffee with? Happy Blue Monday, Michele.

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  12. Absolutely! That tea cup is lovely & unique, just like each of your daughters.

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  13. I love the Royal Blue teacup!!

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  14. What a gorgeous teacup! I'm glad you have one daughter who shares your interest in tea. I know the other daughter is a sweetheart too. Not liking foo-foo and delicate teacups isn't a fault; it's unique.
    Hugs, Beth

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  15. Hi: I have the same thing at my house. One of my daughters loves everything I have the other thinks it all needs to go to a yard sale. You are right, you love them both for who they are. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  16. You're right about that, Michele...it would be a boring world if we all beat to the same drummer!!! That was sooo cute and so great how you appreciate both your sweet girls.

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  17. This is a very pretty cup...not sure I have seen anything to bright and glossy before.....

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  18. What a pretty cup to go with your pretty post! I love the deep midnight blue cup detailed with gold...and all your beautiful images. You are so lucky to have two daughters! How wonderful! I hope you are all having a great summer : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  19. Your daughters sound delightful with their different personalities. That teacup is very pretty. I like the deep cobalt blue. I also enjoy fancy tea parties. Have a lovely week.

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  20. I have two daughters and they both joined me for my teaparty that I had a couple of months ago for my cancer survivor friend. I think they attended for her. They had a great time, but don't want to do it again, once was enough. So you at least have one, I have none-that rhymes. Yes we are all different aren't we, wouldn't trade them. Your teacup is gorgeous...

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  21. It sure does take different personalities tomake this world go round. Your story pretty much describes I think most families.....like mine:) Hey love the blue tea cup and your blue flower vignette. SO pretty. Looks like you're aving a wonderful summer. I've missed everyones blog posts and have so much catching up to do. aLuv ya girlfriend!

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  22. Thanks for sharing about your two lovely daughters. (I like the teacup, too.)

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  23. Lovely teacup and beautiful story. I have 2 boys, and they are both soooo different, but like you said, that is fine by me.

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  24. What a rich deep cobalt! Lovely cup~ Happy August :)

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  25. What a cute and sweet post! Makes me remember how as children, my brother and sisters just loved it when Mom had church circle meeting at our house because we got to eat all the leftover goodies. Loved those little mints and nuts! :)

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  26. Hi Michele,
    What a beautiful cobalt blue teacup and flower arrangement. Love your story about your girl's! Made me giggle! It's funny how your kid's can have totally different personalities. Lovely Post! Have a nice week.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  27. I have a son who chuckles behind his hand over the things I do in Blogdom and a daughter who just tells me straight up that she thinks I'm a nut. Sigh. They just don't get me. =D

    Glad that you got at least one who'll hang out with you. ☺

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  28. Michele, sounds like you have the best of both worlds in your sweet daughters! You are blessed! The teacup is rich and opulent!

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  29. Just gorgeous! Late visit from Blue Monday. Come aand see my BLUE, when you get a chance. Your comment will be greatly appreciated!

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  30. So true, our children are so different and that is a blessing! The teacup is my favorite color. What a thoughtful gift from one of your apples.

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  31. What a lovely post--and also lovely that you accept and even embrace the differences in your girls. Sweet! That blue teacup is VERY striking! I love it!

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