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The Pancake Chronicles: head over teacups

The Pancake Chronicles

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

head over teacups

I can't help it! I love my shadows so. Shadow means light. Funny how opposites can indicate synonymy.
When my mom was a young girl she remembers walking with her mother past the Co-op display in the front store window and everytime they did her mother would stop and look at one particular teacup contemplating its prettiness and sweetness. It was as beautiful as it was unaffordable so all she ever did was admire it through the glass.
My mom remembered the pattern all these years later and when I found on E-bay what I thought could be it Mom quickly wrote an e-mail back to me that said "YES! That's the one."
For you, Grandma Parker. ♥

8 Comments:

Blogger Kori said...

That is a tear jerker, sunlight streaming in and all!

20 March 2007 at 22:14  
Blogger Betsy77 said...

I agree its beautiful! My Mom recently gave me a cup and sucer from my late Granny's collection- a rcmp officer on horse- of all things! aaaaaaaaaah! She would of loved my guy! :) With tears, Sug

20 March 2007 at 23:43  
Blogger Ace said...

Ooh, that's nice. =) The photos, the find, the purchase.

I should direct mum here. She would love painting the photos you've taken as the shadows and lighting are beautiful!

Hello again :)

21 March 2007 at 02:28  
Anonymous Felicia said...

I really like the elongated tea cup shadow. Makes it seem like a tea pot rather than a tea cup.

21 March 2007 at 06:18  
Blogger Sonya said...

Whenever I see such a beautiful teacup it makes me wish I was a tea drinker.

Lovely photography, touching story.

21 March 2007 at 10:32  
Blogger villagegirl said...

That is truly a beautiful tea cup! I can see why your grandma fell in love with it. What a beautiful story. :)

21 March 2007 at 15:52  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

Love your photos. Love your story. Love your teacup.

You are so beautiful.

22 March 2007 at 00:02  
Blogger Colleen said...

Hi Kori - need a tissue? I have plenty. :)

Sug - more tissue. How cool that you have a teacup, too! It's funny how things you'd pass by normally gain beauty because of the meaning it holds.

Ace - hello busy girl! I didn't know your Mom painted. Did she pass that gene on to you?

Felicia - cool observation! I had to go back and look at it to see what you were seeing. Neato!

Sonya - I know of some hot chocolate you might like that is in the exact shape of most teacups ... yes, you can smack me. I don't usually drink tea in mine but have started using it for coffee. I NEVER thought I'd do that because I always thought it was lame and mugs rocked. But what I like about it is that I don't drool coffee down the front of the cup. I think it's because it has a thin lip on it instead of the fat pottery feel.

Jillian - Since I never got to meet my Grandma I like picturing her as a girl my age and dreaming in through the window. It makes me feel like I know her just a little.

Talena - hello, swirly girl! Spring is beckoning you. Thank you. You have a way of making me feel loved.

22 March 2007 at 10:27  

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