Friday, January 18, 2013

My favorite thing

I love dishes but am very particular about the ones that live in my cupboard. My all-time favorite tea-cup that is always close at hand is this beautiful little one from South Korea.

 My daughter, Jess, taught school there and one Mother's Day sent this cup and saucer to me along with a gorgeous card. It has always been very special and will most likely remain my favorite of them all. It didn't quite make up for her being away but  I truly appreciated it. I'm glad those days are over of worrying about my kids being over-seas as they travelled. It was wonderful for them...not so much for MOM.  Worry gives you wrinkles and I kept Oil of Olay in business those years.

I'm joining Claudia at My Favorite Thing.
Another sweet little Lily who is, once again, eating at every meal and enjoying the warm sun on a very cold winter day.

It sounds like we will be going back to Valleyfield Shelter in February to bring more cats to our area. I'm so happy about this and I will take you along. Please keep the cats in your thoughts.

Now, drop on over and meet Claudia.

hugs, Deb


  1. Lovely photos . I do like your first photo of you at your cabinet very lovely ! I think we all have our favorite collections lol ! Have a good evening !

  2. I know you love that teacup and I can see why. A special gift from a daughter is always loved. So glad that Lily is doing better. Such a beautiful girl. Hugs, Linda

  3. So happy to hear Lily is eating !
    The teacup is lovely =)

  4. Have you seen this lovely article?

  5. That is nice that you picked something your daughter gave you Deb.

    Glad to see Miss Lily enjoying the sunbeams.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  6. So happy to see the precious Miss Lily doing well. Hugs---

  7. Very lovely cup-- really like the design! Gorgeous kitty too!

  8. So happy to hear that Lily has's not only worrying about human children that gives us wrinkles and grey hairs!
    Jane x

  9. Hi Deb, I like all your dishes and specially this cup with the beautiful flower in it.It irradiates peace and calm with this cammomile tea... ideal to face special moments like going back to the kitty shelter...I wish I could be there helping with the kitties but I live in Argentina but they are in my toughts and prayers every day.I'm so glad that sweet Lily is eating better and enjoying the warm sun,she is in my thoughts and heart too

  10. As a fellow dish lover, I can appreciate that gorgeous cup and saucer. Of course, it's priceless because your daughter gave it to you. I love the design.

    Glad to hear the good news about Lily!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  11. I love that cupboard, the red walls, that you love teacups and tea, and cats (**

  12. I love the cupboard you found too! It just is perfect and I know you waited awhile to find it. Your cup and saucer is beautiful and what a lovely memory to have while you enjoy some tea.
    Also, happy to see Lily feeling well...Rosie sends her best!

  13. What a beautiful, happy spirited blog you have here! Dropping by on Checkerboard Cindy's Ontario Blog tour and am so impressed by what you do for kitty-cats. Good for you! And hey, that there tea-cup is a thing of beauty!

  14. Lily looks very content (and a lot like my Oliver!) The cup is sweet -- I love the ones that have a surprise inside that's revealed as you drink. Such a lovely memory too!

  15. What a beautiful teacup!I love your hutch, too. Very pretty.

  16. This is a lovely tea cup, and I can see why it's special to you. I'm not overladed with gifts from my children, but once I got a tea light from my son Linus. He brought it from England (not very adventureous). :-)

  17. Beautiful tea cup...Happy to hear that Lilly is eating. Very hard to deal with...precious pets who are not doing well.

  18. Lovely cup and saucer and even more lovely because it was a gift from your daughter. So happy to hear that your kitty is feeling better.

    Susan and Bentley

  19. Very unusual pretty cup and saucer, made even better that it was a gift. Happy your kitty is doing better.