Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hutches and Tea Cups

My friend Shawna made a post today about a hutch she bought. And it got me in the mood to just dream of things I would love to have. I too am a huge huge fan of hutches. I don't know if that is the girl in me or what, but oh how I love hutches. My grandma has one that I told her if she ever wanted to get rid of I'd take. Let's hope I have a bigger place by then. Now I don't have an exact picture of it...but here is pretty much what it looks like:

I honestly think this is basically it only her's is darker...Either way it just makes me want to drool. I love it so much! I don't know what it is about hutches, but they just really give me the happies deep down inside.

The other thing that my friend's post got me thinking about was tea cups. I grew up living with my grandparents and often my grandma would have Home Ec. club at our house. My most favorite thing about it (because really it wasn't that interesting otherwise) was how she would serve hot tea. Over the years she's collected many many tea cups and saucers and she would use those only on that occasion over the years for her guests. Now I don't even really like hot tea, but I adored looking all the different tea cups she has. Using them made me feel special, like royalty or something. She has I would say close to 25 -30 probably (maybe more...I am a bad guesser) and I told her last time I was in town that I loved her collection and that if she ever wanted to pass it down to me, I'd take it in a heart beat. Would I use them, nope, probably not, but they would bring me great joy and awesome memories of growing up. I actually started my own collection (and by collection I mean I have one tea cup and saucer!) and hope for it to grow. It's hard living in an apartment because I don't have good space to really keep breakables (especially not with a 2 yr old!) But my hope is to collect tea cups as well.

Here is a picture of my one lonely little teacup...

Just looking at it makes me want to do drink some hot tea....but I won't :)

Is there anything like this that you have or want to have someday? I'd love to hear about it!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

That hutch in the picture looks exactly like my mom's. When I made it bigger, the dishes and decorations even look similar too! :)

I love hutches too. And one day (since I am the oldest girl) I get mom's....if I don't have one of my own by then! :)