Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Happy Teacup Tuesday Ladies!
I am really excited to show this humble little tea set I got from a very strong lady named Evelyn Beauchemin who passed away last year at 104 years old.
She was the aunt of a dear friend of mine and lived all of her life in Dannemora New York, a stone's throw from the prison where her husband worked all his life. She was a very organized and opinionated lady who took no nonsense from anyone.
For a short period of time I had the privilege of spending 6 hours on Saturday and 6 on Sunday keeping her company and making her meals.
When she left us I was given a set of dishes (Evelyn's first "good" set) as a reminder of my time with her.
I was thrilled! This is part of that set which sadly does not include a teapot, but that doesn't bother me at all.
As you can see it has a cream colored finish with lovely simple roses and a silver edge to all the pieces.
I arranged it on a doily that belonged to my grandmother and added a few of my paper roses for fun.
Not all pieces are marked but those that are say "Homer Laughlin, Virginia Rose, made in USA, E44N8"
I will treasure it always as a remembrance of a lady who feared very little even though she lived through some tumultuous times and faced everything with grace and a broom and dustbin!
May we all be as strong!