Monday, December 19, 2011

My Own Christmas Find - TeaCup Tuesday

My wonderful husband and I decided to go to one of our thrift stores the other day. Well, it was I that insisted we go...LOL...but he is such a great guy that he agreed to go. Just as I stepped into the store, I saw this sitting upon a shelf. I hurriedly walked in that direction as if I were on fire. My husband couldn't believe this was what I was going after. I told him I didn't want to give anyone else a chance to grab this delight...

A one cup tea set that are in my favorite colors! I was so excited that I grabbed it up and said this is my Christmas gift to me. It was only $4.99.

A Childhood Memory: 
When I was a little girl, I can remember one year for Christmas I got a wonderful set of wooden chairs and small table (my own dining room set!) with a stove and refrigerator; you know, child size. I also received a china tea set. I loved it so much. But when my brothers played with me, we used the stove and refrigerator as caves for their dinosaurs. Then to play cowboys and Indians, we used the table and chairs to protect us from rifle shots!! LOL! Then I would bring them koolaid in the tea set. I was just never girly, girly all the time....I was also a tomboy. When you have brothers you love and want to spend time with, you have to compromise!! We always had a great time! I sure love my brothers a lot!!

 Anyway, the tea set is rather small, but makes a delightful cup of tea for one. And as you can see, my kitchen is in this beautiful blue. It may not be the taste of most, but I love bold colors.

"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is
until you put her in hot water." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

I will be joining Sandi and Terri and Trish for tea time. Please take the time to visit them. 
You will not regret it.

My granddaughter took this photo of me. 
All other photos were taken by me.


  1. I love the teaset - what a deal!!! Fun times!

  2. I think the bold colours make it a very happy little cup and pot!
    -Karen ❆

  3. Hello Brenda,
    What a wonderful tea for one you found yourself and at such a great price too! I enjoyed hearing about your childhood memories. Christmas is such a special time and I enjoyed hearing about yours. I remember one Christmas I got a fridge and stove too and the kettle whistled. Loved it!

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, my friend. May your New Year be filled to overflowing with many blessings...Sandi

  4. What a great find at the thrift shop. Merry Christmas. V

  5. Enjoyed your memories! What a great and fun find your tea for one is! Well done! Happy Tea Day!

  6. Hi Brenda,
    the tea for one is as nice as your memories to your childhood.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. What a cute set! How perfectly it matches your decor -serendipitous! Tea for one can be most rewarding...a time to rest the mind and body, and savor the small happy things in Life.

    Sweet memories, indeed. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Marianne xo

  8. What a nice find! I love the discovery of something that just jumps out at us with our name on!

  9. What a gorgeous find! how sweet your hubby to take you there, i cant say the same with mine hehe, Loving the bold blue color of your kitchen and I'm like you! i've two brothers that always try to drag me in their games when i was little, so i was only girly when i reached my teenagers and hang out with more girls than boys but i still can be tomboy whenever my brothers' friend came around :)

    Wishing you a lovely Christmas filled with Love and Blessings!


  10. Great find, Brenda! I'm so happy you have a special Christmas gift just for you. I call them "sweet indulgences" here at my house. As long as I keep them affordable, I have no problem bringing little blessings my way once in awhile. Fun to read about your childhood memories too. Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas with your family.
    xo ... Lynn

  11. Hi Brenda, thanks for calling past twistedvines...Your one cup teaset is just beautiful and I love the bright colours...and also the quote! A perfect gift for your self, and we all need those special gifts to oneself to help us 'shine'! HAve a great week and a wonderful Christmas, Yvette x

  12. Hi Brenda, What a wonderful tea for one you found and what a great price. I love the bold color too. Your childhood memory is delightful. I can relate a bit as I too received a table and little chair set when I was a little girl. Oh how I loved it and many a tea party I had with my little friends with it. I was an only child however, I had 5 boy cousins all older and we played the exact same way you describe. They used to boss me around a bit, so one time when I was told/asked~~~ to make them some Koolaid, I left the sugar out so it would taste bad.(that was when you had to add one cup of sugar to the mix) LOL LOL the looks on their faces were priceless. They didn't boss me around so much after that. LOL
    Thank you for a fun tea and the walk down memory lane too.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and blessings in the new year.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  13. Dearest Brenda,

    This is a heart warming story about your Thrift store adventure and darling, 'Tea For One' find.., So adorable and utterly charming and I love the color. Especially your childhood memories are so precious; thanks for sharing yours. Enjoy your Christmas dear lady!

    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from Pam and Wanda Lee at the other part of the tea ladies of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland'. We wish you all of the seasons comfort and joy from our little,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', and also my 115th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'.., I so love that together we all enjoy this lovely Tuesday Tea Time. ~ Fun!

    May God richly bless you with a wonderful New Year as well dear lady.

    Hugs from Wanda Lee, (and Pam)

  14. Hello Brenda, I think you new little tea for one is so sweet! Glad you were there just at the right time to bring it home.
    Loved hearing about you and your brothers : )

    Hugs and Merry Christmas!

  15. Hi Brenda...what a fun find! Sweet memories too, eh? Merry Christmas~

  16. Just stopping by to wish you Brenda and all who link up at Tea Party Tuesday extra Holiday greetings and gratitude for your support and wonderful contributions! Your nice comments are such a bright spot on my blog to me!! Blessings and all things good to you and yours in 2012