It's Show n' Tell Friday!
My paternal Grandmother set aside this lovely Rose Bud English Bone China tea set for me and I cherish it. It includes the tea pot, sugar n' creamer and four teacups and saucers. I was very close to my Dad's mother growing up and I have such wonderful, fond memories of her. The Hansel doll clothes brush was my dear Mother's and the rose plate belonged to my maternal Grandmother. I love having these precious items in my blog banner.
Some of you who are followers of my blog probably have guessed why my blog name is Teacup Lane. I have a small collection of teacups - the majority have been passed down through my paternal Grandmother and Mother, some from my MIL and a few collected by me over the years. However, that isn't how I came up with my blog name. When I retired I decided that I didn't want to spend my retirement years cleaning house as I did all through my working years. So I have a cleaning service come every other week to give my home a good, through cleaning. It's so nice to have the full house clean - swept and dusted upstairs and down - all in one day. One rule I had, though, was that the girls were not to dust my teacups and other collections not behind glass doors. I didn't want to take any chances something cherished would be broken. One time after cleaning my home one of the cleaning ladies remarked that I had a lovely "cottage" home. I must admit I was surprised because I never thought I had a design style. The lady then said they called me "the Teacup Lady" because of my teacups. I thought that was funny. They said it wasn't unusual for them to name their clients and not all names were so nice as mine. We had a good laugh over this. So when I was setting up my blog I was scratching my head trying to come up with a decent name. Then I thought of the cleaning ladies and what they said and decided to use the name Teacup Lane.
So... that's how my blog name and banner was born.
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