Is it a parlor or is it a living room? Webster defines parlor as " a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests". That's primarily what we use this room for, but in reverse. When a guest arrives, we normally gather in the family room and the kitchen. When our guests are leaving, we end up in the living room/parlor. Today however, there are no guests, only me, and I'm having tea in my parlor.
Nice sunshine today, perfect moment to take tea and slow things down a bit. My table setting holds very sweet memories for me. The lace is part of a set that was given to me by my mother-in-law; she passed away 8 years ago, we miss her. The cut glass bowl was given to me by my mother-in-law's grandmother, she lived to be 102. When she gave me the bowl she said to me that it was given to her when she was "young" by the elderly grandmother of a friend. I can only imagine how old that cut glass bowl really is :-) I cherish it. The little silver teapot reminds me of a wonderful summer weekend spent with my sister. I picked it up a little gift shop during our day of shopping, eating, and laughing at the silliest of things. So much fun.
I hope the day allows you time to have tea in your parlor.
It's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday and I'm linking with Wanda Lee., and A Return to Loveliness
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