After surviving another magazine deadline at work last week, it was nice to relax by hitting the antique mall and some T.J. Maxx stores with my mom and aunt over the weekend. This time I came home with a new "tea shirt" (one of mom's thrift store finds), as well as a tiny little three-tiered silver server and a collectible I'd been wanting, a teatime music box!
The server, polished up a bit here, is quite small, just 11 inches high, and these "petits fours" candles show how tiny my treats will have to be to end up on this server. (I'm thinking macarons.) At $14.95 the price was fairly good, I thought, and I was standing there considering it when my mom walked up and said "How much?" "$14.95." "Oh, you have to get it." That's rather amusing considering she had just bought a four-poster bed at a yard sale for $10, but then as I've often said, my mother's shopping skills are way out of my league. (Funny story: You may have seen those cute new scarves that have beads and pendants made into them. My mom saw some at a mall kiosk and asked how much they cost. "They're 2 for $25," the woman told her. "What if I want just one?" "I can let you have one for $10." I just shook my head when she told me that!)
My Enesco music box was $8, and I think it is absolutely adorable. The little mice in their teacups rotate along as the music box plays. And what does it play? "Tea for Two," of course!
(My favorite teacup from yesterday's post was Frances Cleveland's, but I thought they were all quite lovely!)