Thursday, March 8, 2018

Having Tea at Home

I was supposed to be in Boston today - having a tea party I hoped.  Instead I am sitting here at my computer blogging.

When the airline said on Tuesday that there was a chance our flight to Boston could be cancelled today, we opted to cancel everything and stay at home.  Yesterday our weather here was nasty again.  Another round of heavy wet snow.  But despite today's forecast of more snow, my neighborhood somehow escaped unscathed.  Unfortunately, the weather coverage from Boston showed them to be a little under water along the shore.

For weeks now, I have been busy cleaning closet and storages of 'stuff' collected over the years.  I was showing a neighbor on Tuesday some of my things and opened a box to find tea cups I did not even know I had.  They are from a set of Gorham china that I use, but have never used the cups.  I decided, 'why not?'

Since I had already decided to get rid of my everyday china from my marriage - I have four other sets - I also decided to resurrect some Copeland Spode plates that had been stashed away.  They are practically antiques and I am not sure I will use them, but I am not ready to give them up quite yet.

I have been filling my guest room with all sorts of goodies for a garage sale in May.  I have listed a lot of my hats on Craigslist and have some jewelry on eBay.  My last garage sale was ten years ago and I did very well.  Here's hoping that this one will be just as successful.  Now, time for more tea.

8 comments:

  1. Interesting you listed jewellery on eBay. I have been thinking about selling some of mine and as you know a local jeweller said they didn't buy used jewellery. I have never used eBay but I have used Kiji locally.

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    1. I haven't sold anything yet. There is a lot of jewelry on there.

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  2. Wow! You're certainly enterprising! I love collecting teapots. I went through a whole decade of being enamored with Victoriana. NOW, however, I'm leaning more toward Shaker? LOL

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  3. I have drunk so much tea in the past week (my go to drink when I have a cold). None of it was from fine china. Would you consider posting some pictures of what you intend to sell before you do it? I'd love to ooh and ahh over it. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  4. It sounds like you are making headway in getting rid of stuff. That’s so funny that you found tea cups you didn’t even know you had. I’m glad you are using some of your dishes that, normally, people never want to use which makes no sense. If you won’t use them, don’t get them is my motto. I have a ton of stuff which I want to get rid of also.

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    1. I thought I only bought the plates, but I must have bought place settings back in the 70's. I remember finding it in the clearance rack.

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