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
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!