Have you ever wondered why tea tastes so much better out of bone china? As a youngster I could never understand why my grandma and great aunt always insisted on a teacup and saucer for their cuppa, but as I get older I start to appreciate these things. I’m not saying that I use a teacup – there is no way that I am ladylike enough to manage one, crook my little finger and balance a saucer for that. The EDS shaky hands make it hard enough to cope with a mug, believe me! But I do enjoy drinking from a bone china mug these days.
What happened to those teacups and saucers though? How many of us have inherited dinner services and tea sets from loved ones that never see the light of day? Afternoon tea is becoming trendy here in the UK and there are various tea and coffee shops that serve delights upon and in a mismatch of tea plates, cups and saucers.
However my grandmother’s bone china tea cups came in very useful earlier this year, and not for drinking from! The lovely girl made a sculpture for her final piece of art work in the summer and you guessed it, one side is adorned with smashed china to fit with the subject title “Fragments”. I hope that my relatives are looking down with approval!
This is for Linda Hill Stream of Consciousness Saturday! Linda gives us a writing prompt and participants just write! Hence stream of consciousness. Have a look at her site for more prompts and ideas.