When anyone visiting my home asks about
a particular furniture piece or set of dishes or glassware,
I oftentimes say,
"It is a family treasure or heirloom... just not MY family."
However, not in this case.
Twenty plus years ago,
I was given the choice between a few tea sets
that belonged to a first cousin of my MIL Carolyn.
Bernice had passed away and her things
were being given to family members
by Edna, another first cousin.
Knowing the tea set would eventually
be given to my daughter,
I let her choose the one she liked.
And yes, at three years old,
she chose this one.
Edna put this note in the teapot for me...
That is all I know about this tea set.
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The "plates" on the table are the Dresden Plate blocks
I have been working on since Tuesday's post.
Applique is slow... well, for me, anyway.
And I am using silk thread...
It's like sewing with a spiderweb.
(I prefer the look of hand applique vs. machine.)
There will be nine blocks in all
that measure about 14-inches to which
I will add sashing and then borders.
I think these fabrics complement the tea set nicely.
This quilt will go in our living room
where the tea set sits on the shelf of
an oak Victorian Buffet.
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Edna, who gave me the set,
did not know if there ever was a top for the sugar.
I think there must have been one
as the teapot lid fits.
But appearance-wise, the tea pot lid looks
too tall on the sugar.
It also has a tiny air / steam vent.
We shall never know...
This is the only mark on the set.
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