This Tuesday finds me using a gift- a lidded chintz tea mug that I LOVE!
A former neighbor gave me a pair of these before we moved, and I don't use them often enough.
So, it was time to pull one out, blow the dust off, and have my tea!
That's what happens, when you have TOO many teacups- some don't see the light of day, or the outside of the display cabinet- as often as I would like!!
Twinings Black Tea Lemon Twist is very delicious hot or cold!
My mug is sitting on a white eyelet thrift store find- a set of three, probably really meant for a dresser( dresser scarves), or maybe for the back of the couch - kind of a modern day antimacassar, with two smaller ones for the arms of the couch.
I have repurposed the longer one as a table runner, and the two small ones as mini or tea placemats.
Now, does anyone remember what "antimacassar" means?????
Correct me if I am wrong (altho I am pretty certain I am correct!!LOL) - an antimacassar was a doily of sorts, placed on the back of the couch or sofa - anti meaning against - and macassar meaning oil. Against oil.
Macassar, I was told, was a brand of hair product from the turn of the century-(century before last, that is) It was a kind of oily substance- and these doilies were placed on the sofas to prevent hair oil from getting on the back of the sofa and staining it. Doilies were easily removed and washed, or replaced.
When I was little, I remember my grandmothers having antimacassars on all their sofas. I remember my dad using hair oil when he was younger - altho I believe his was a more "modern" Brylcreem- remember that commercial- "a little dab'll do ya'!"
This white trio is just like new, very modern and summery, so it's now for the table - not bad for a thrift store cheapie!!
Please feel free to join us all for tea on Tuesdays - read, comment, or write your own blog post!! The more, the merrier!!
Visit Kim and Patty - for a list of all the tea fanciers.
Speaking of Kim - look at the happy mail I received from her last week!!!!
A unique package of all sorts of "oddments", as she called them!! All packaged in a recycled plastic sour cream(?) container, much to the amusement of my Postmaster!!!
She made the little boxes out of remnant book covers, the little pin cushion upcycled from a large bottle cap (Sobe, maybe?), a fridge magnet of her own design on tin with a found bottlecap.
My favorite - and it is really hard to choose a favorite - is the little bird river rock!!! SOOOOOO simple, and SOOOOOOOO cute!!!
Altho' - this pin cushion has already been put to use!!!! And, the magnet is on my refrigerator!!!
Kim is definitely one of the masters of upcycling art!!!!!
Thank you Kim!!!!