Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pick up of the week!

My op shop purchase this week is a humble little thing, probably owned by a little Nana many years ago. It reminds me of my grandma who had a very similar one and loved nothing better than to dust off the good china (that I have since inherited and is shown above) and polish up the silver wear for a spot of tea with her guests. "One lump or two dear?" Grandma would ask as she poured you a tea to warm the cockles and ease you in to conversation about the weather and local updates on her neighbours Mavis and George. 

Whilst Grandma may have questioned the alternative use to honour this op shop piece, I think she would have loved knowing that it bought back a memory that made me smile and reminded me just how special she was. 

For more Op Shop finds, visit Sophie at Her Library Adventures.


Christina said...

They are both lovely and I am sure she would rather it be used and loved too, than sit in an op-shop without a home. :)

Lauren said...

oh the pot and cup are lovely!

Nantucket Mermaid said...

You would have LOVED the flea market/craft show I did this weekend! Lots of great finds, and at the end of it, everything was free!
Thanks for your comments on my eggs...I wrap the egg up pretty well. I'm sure it will be fine if you'd like one. :)

bee said...

A fabulous use for this lovely old piece! Well done :)