What a week!
Time for the much anticipated virtual tea breaks on Tuesdays with all and sundry. So glad to be here! Some delay in arriving, though.
After 2.5 hours in a live chat the other night with a technician, he succeeded in losing the ability to load my longtime email address back on Outlook after deleting everything to start from scratch. Something about port numbers. He completely reconfigured everything else with new passwords and such, that in the end, I was totally confused. It appeared my Gmail was working – until I logged on for the first time this morning. Nope – it won’t load. It also had messed up my ability to log onto Blogger. Praise God I was able to figure that out or I might not be here at all!
Of course – this means I lose all my contacts!!!
I don’t want to think about the headache in researching every email address of people and organizations I’ve been in contact with over the years and having to build that all again – while trying to navigate two different mail systems!
So . . . I have set up the third of the three lovely teacup finds from my recent Lancaster County trip. This is a lovely Royal Sealy China Lustreware piece that caught my eye.
I’m displaying it with my antique Smith Brothers typewriter, circa 1920’s. Those were the days, eh? No Outlook to trouble you then! Not the speed of light, but, of course, slower days make for reflective ways – which I could really use in my life just now.
Added to my teacup display is the last of my lavender, harvested this weekend when Ed ripped out what was left of our disappointing wildflower garden.
I tried my best to get some close-up floral shots for various posts this summer that seemed to please, but on the whole, it was a disaster – a poorly chosen seed bag company that packed its mix with far to much stalky green filler, and virtually little to no flower or color variety. The lavender was planted in the summer when I thought to fill an empty spot that had sprouted only weeds. It did splendid and I hope to do more next year. Ed, it would seem, is now inspired and planning quite a purposeful garden repose for spring. We shall see.
But, now, back to tea.
I love the scroll like shape of the gold handle, don’t you?
And, I thought displaying it against this burgundy mat would compliment the faint sparks of burgundy in the lustre – in addition to the blues.
Gold trimmed and a generous size welcome a soothing cuppa!
And, though my 1920’s typewriter has produced its last letter – or perhaps once, a novel – some many years ago, I can dream of the days when it was in its prime. Perhaps it kept company with a teacup like mine!
I wonder . . .
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