Friday, July 15, 2016

Teacups and Summer Salad

A couple of Sundays ago one of the ladies at my church greeted me with a gift bag containing two teacups.  She had seen them at a recent garage sale, and when she showed an interest in them the lady asked if she was a teacup collector.  My friend told her no, but her pastor's mother loved tea and teacups.  The lady said since she was the only person during the sale to give the teacups any notice she wanted her to take them and give them to me. 

What a nice surprise, and a person can never have too many teacups!

The teacup below is bone china, made in England.

The floral chintz teacup doesn't indicate that it's bone china, but it's very pretty nonetheless.

During these hot summer days I'm drinking iced tea more than hot tea.  Recently I saw a picture of a refreshing summer salad on Pinterest that I decided to recreate myself. I had the fish plates to serve it on, and the salad made a wonderful summer meal.  I'm sharing a photo of my recreation, in case you'd like to make it too.  With tomato and hard boiled egg wedges, avocado slices, shrimp and ripe olives on a bed of romaine lettuce, it's very healthy. I served it with Thousand Island dressing on the side, and a couple of slices of French Bread. Yum!


  1. What a lovely unexpected gift! Both teacups are very pretty, how nice of the seller to give them to your friend for you. Your summer salad looks yummy, too - I'm a fan of shrimp in almost any form. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. What a sweet gift of the beautiful teacups! I agree, we can never have too many teacups! Your salad looks wonderful! I will try making it for sure!
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. What wonderful tea cups. Tea Cups always bring such joy! Have a great week.Blessings, Martha

  4. The Darice teacup is from Catan's, a company headquartered in teh town where I live, and was made in China in the past decade, give or take a few years. Sue Catanzarite, whose DH is one of the partners in the Catan family company, is a winter swimming/water walking buddy and friend.We sometimes have discussions about some of the porcelain they buy as her husband until a year ago was the one who went to China on the buying trips. Now her daughter does that. This is TMI, but I am very familiar with the Darice label, which was named after a late member of the Catanzarite family...... Eve ,

  5. Mmm ... I've had a craving for shrimp lately, so I need to recreate this salad. And I love that the sweet garage sale lady sent these teacups to you, the perfect new owner for them!


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