As I followed her into the kitchen, she stepped on a stool and took down from the top kitchen cabinet a beautiful pewter tea pot. She told me that she had received it as a wedding present over 22 years ago and had NEVER used it. I felt honored.
She then proceeded to pour boiling water from the kettle into the pewter pot. I was expecting her to wash it out – after all she had just told me that it had been sitting in her cabinet for 22 years. But she didn’t dump the water! Instead, she carefully added tea to the now dirty water.
OMG!! Do I say anything? Do I have to drink the tea? I was gagging just thinking about all the dust and grime that had accumulated in 22 years. Would it kill me? What’s the number of poison control?
I am a pacifist, but as I politely sipped my tea I prayed that the boiling water had killed anything living that had been swimming around in that tea pot.
Her scones were delicious and I ate two thinking this might be my last meal.
In case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t get sick, but I never went to her house again for tea.
This little tea cup mini album is not very serious or elegant, but rather more like a child’s tea party. And it is very sweet indeed!
Buttons, MS butterflies and flowers adorn this darling cup of tea.
Lots of stamping too!
There are 5 tea bag tags in this mini.
Plenty of room for journaling on the other side.
Paper from the Stella Rose Collection of MME
Cover SWEET sticker from MME Breeze Collection
Assorted chipboard stickers from Lost & Found 2
Stamps from MME Blush Collection
(All the above from allscrapbooksteals.com)
Chipboard album from Michael's $1.50 bin