Monday, March 2, 2009

some tea love




Some tea love from Stephanie www.loftcreations.blogspot.com . Thank you so much. What a treat to find this in my mailbox!





My mother was always a very devoted tea drinker. When she got married in 1952 my Aunt made this for her and it hung in her kitchen. It was in pretty bad shape after 54 years (there was no glass over it). I used a wonderful product called 'Restoration' (purchased at my lqs). The dirt and dust immediately came off and it looked so bright and pretty that I had it framed. So now it's good for another 50 years. At my mother's funeral, a family friend mentioned that he remembered that sampler and always felt welcomed in my mom's kitchen - where they would of course inevitably have a cup of tea.




Another sneak peek for the tea swap

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a treasure. So glad it could be saved and loved again. Glad you like your little teahouse. Can't wait to see all of your tea swap project.

Comfort Cove Designs said...

What a beautiful keepsake!

I too am very interested in hearing more about this tea swap!!

Quiltilngly Yours
Andrea

Chookyblue...... said...

love the cross stitch that you Mum had..........

Katie said...

My mom is from Britain so we are devoted tea drinkers too. The sampler is lovely and you are lucky to have it and such wonderful memories. :-)

Melanie said...

Ooo a sneak peek! Looks cute!

How wonderful that you cold save what was obviously remembered and treasured by lots of people. :-)

How lovely -isn't Stephanie kind. :-)

Melanie said...

Ooo forgot to say that I have tagged you. I hope you don't mind.

Sara said...

So glad your mom's sampler could be saved. I really like the little tea swap. Can't wait to see the finished product!

2ne said...

Lucky you. Have a great weekend

Cheryl said...

The stitchery is wonderful and full of such memories. And what a great sneak peek...can't wait to see!