Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Time For Tea

My father's mother, Emma, was born in 1897!
This little table, belonged to Emma
as a little girl....

Just a tad taller than an encyclopedia,
 this table was the perfect size....

 ...for Emma to serve tea!

 The pieces below 
are all that are left
of her tiny
Lusterware set!

 The impression of 1738 is the only
mark on the pieces - 
thought to be from Japan.

 If I was a little girl,
age 5, in 1902,
when I was ready to play Tea Time,
I would borrow one of my mother's
dresser scarves to dress my table.

Then I might add a couple of crystal
tooth pick holders to act as tiny vases.

I'd run outside and pick some 
dainty fresh flowers
from the garden 
and gently dress my little table,
as if the Queen were coming for tea!

 All set and ready to pour!


Tiny cups, from a century ago ~ 
held in little hands.

Hands that took such care 
that her grand-daughter might share it
with her own children,
3 generations and
over 100 years later!

Live Authentically ~ Be the Real You!
Happy Mother's Day 2012!


Mairie said...

How gorgeous Martha - My grandma left me one piece of lustre ware - a litle milk jug in the shape of a shell. Beautifully delicate.
We've had Mother's Day this country - we have it Lent which tells you a lot!
But a very Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mom.
love +x

Michele said...

Happy Mother's Day and I really like how you stated to have daily conversations with God. It brings joy to my heart.

God Bless You,

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy sweetie! love your blog! wanna follow each other?:X