Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tea Talk - Thursday, January 6, 2011

1. I'm having...english toffee cappuccino.

This teacup is from a set of Corelle, Spice of Life, that my parents bought me for a wedding gift, 34 years ago.  This pattern is no longer being sold.  It was my first set of Corelle, and I love it!  All these years later, they look great.  There is not a chip or a scratch on them, and I've never broken one piece.

2. I'm feeling.... nostalgic.

3. On my mind... today would have been my dad's birthday if he was still living.

4. A quotation to challenge

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Leo Tolstoy

Tea Talk is a concept conceived by Ruth at her blog, Celebrate Friendship.


Ruth said...

What a lovely teacup you have! Such a precious possession for 34 years. You have done a great job keeping the set whole for years.

That is my favorite quote when I was in college. So true. I also felt nostalgic reading it again :-)

Hope you have a good start of the year. Blessings!

hip-chick said...

It must be the day for toffee coffee. I wish I could drink it more often but coffee just doesn't agree with me anymore...getting old is not for sissies.

Anonymous said...

Yum! English Toffee sounds just like something I would enjoy :) We use Corelle for our everyday dishes and they are wonderful to use with children washing dishes...hehe!

May your day be filled with special memories of your dad.

purethoughts said...

wow! keeping that wonderful wedding gift unscratched after 34 years.. you did such a good job at taking good care of your things. I love that quote, too!

Illinois Lori said...

How nice to have that original set of dishes! Mine have never fared so well...

I pray you a day of wonderful memories of your father. My daddy is recovering well from his recent surgery, but they just found an aortic anuerysm on an x-ray yesterday, so who knows what will be happening from here? Time with them is precious...


Karyn said...

That tea cup makes me feel nostalgic too - it reminds me of my auntie....she must have had that set. :)

Love the quote! Something to think about, for sure. Of course, sometimes changing the world seems easier than changing yourself.

Mrs. Santos said...

Very good quote...especially for a prideful soul like me. Thanks for the challenge.

Christine said...

Hi, Jerralea, I'm Christine and am visiting Tea Talk blogs this evening. I posted my blog late today! :)

My mom used to have that exact pattern! How fun is that! It's nice when dishes last a long time.

And though I don't usually enjoy coffee, I'd be game to try yours--it sounds yummy!


Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

I love that tea cup and your drink really sounds delicious! I must learn how to find these delectable "teas"all of you ladies drink!
(a hug) for you as you miss your Dad.

GrandmaK said...

Great words of wisdom!! Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

Susanne said...

That is my very first set of dishes! I still have them, though they are now my "secondary" set.