No, this is NOT going to be a depressing blog post today, so please hear me out! Just because I, in all my klutziness, murdered a few teawares the other day, I refuse to spend too much time worrying about it.
I was vacuuming the dining room after putting up the last of the decorations and happened to bump into this teacup display shelf. Yes, yes, I know, a better woman would have thought to install pieces of that gummed stuff to hold her cups and saucers in place, but I had not. So there. What I found most odd, though, is that I broke a cup from one set and a saucer from another. I don't believe I could repeat that trick if I tried!
So here's what I ended up with, a very Victorian cup with soft, faded colors and a bright, darker floral saucer. Sigh. But you know what? I'm going to save these pieces and use them in my little tea garden this spring! The broken pieces, I've decided, will become mosaic designs on some stepping stones that are already out there but a little dull looking. So ... when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you broken cups and saucers, dream a little! But help me out here and please tell me about the last item you broke. It'll make me feel better to know I'm not alone!