Thursday, January 24, 2019

Postal Deliveries

Don't you love it when a package arrives in the mail?  It brings out the child silently lurking inside me!  For two days in a row the postman has delivered packages.  So fun!

My birthday is approaching, and yesterday a gift came from my girlfriend. She'll be on a cruise when my birthday arrives, so she wanted me to receive the gift before she left. London blue topaz heart-shaped earrings.  They're beautiful!  Thanks, Sandy!

On a recent eBay search I came across 12 new [still in the package] cardinal napkins to go with my newly acquired Lefton cardinal china.  They're by St. Nicholas Square [Kohl's] and were reasonably priced, so I bought them.  Now I don't have to wait until next Christmas to shop for some.  All I need now are the napkin rings.

I recently bought the Lefton cardinal cream and sugar bowl on eBay too.  The salt and pepper shakers were a bonus, and they arrived a few days ago.  I have almost everything I need now - teapot, cream and sugar, teacups, luncheon plates, napkins, and placemats. [You can see the other china here.]  I can hardly wait to use them, and an opportunity is right around the corner.

Last but certainly not least, when I was aspiring to open a tearoom, I attended Magnolia and Ivy [Columbus, Georgia] in March 2002.  I met some amazing women at that training conference and have stayed in touch with some.  Three ladies from Ohio attended the conference and realized their dream of opening Lady Charlton's Tea Parlour [now closed after several years of business].  I connected with one of them on Facebook.  Janet recently began a new chapter in her life by opening a booth at an antique mall.  When she posted photos of her booth, my eyes immediately spotted a birthday teapot.

When I wrote a comment to congratulate her on the new venture, I said I was disappointed that I didn't live closer because I liked the teapot.  She responded that she would ship it to me.  It arrived in today's mail along with some Walker's shortbread cookies and tea.  Isn't it cute?  It's by Department 56.  I'm so glad nobody else purchased it and gave me the opportunity.

Have you made any new tea purchases lately?


  1. I have not made any new purchases recently but I've enjoy reading about yours! That birthday teapot is darling, what a great find. And I'm glad you were able to add to your "cardinal" collection, too.

  2. By the way, all the cardinals used in this post made me think of you.


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