Wonder what a So Cal traveling teacup is? Today, find out how the traveling teacup cools down in So Cal.
Today, we are taking a bit of a side-trip from the regular blog happenings here at My Wee Abode, and joining in on the fun of the Traveling Teacup.
If you are new to this blog hop series, our hostess is Barbara from Mantel and Table. Barbara came up with a super fun and lovely idea to send a teacup all over the… Well, you can read more about it on this bon voyage post.
THE TRAVELING TEACUP COOLS DOWN IN SO CAL
Our visit today involves our little hot beverage cup and saucer that just arrived at MWA from the beautiful Pacific North West via Kim at Shiplap and Shells. Kim shares her happenings with the teacup through visiting different areas of her lovely cottage.
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The Traveling Teacup Arrives in So Cal
When the sweet little teacup arrived in So Cal (aka Southern California), I immediately decided that it would get a new traveling vessel at the end of our visit!
When I opened the box, this is what I was greeted with!
It’s lovely, even in bubble wrap and packing peanuts (which, BTW, coordinated with the lovely pink flowers on the cup!)
I’m sure the little teacup and saucer had a bit of a shock when they arrived from the cool PNW, only to be ‘hit-in-the-face’ with 100 degree So Cal temps!
A So Cal Morning Visit with “Friends”
The mailing address I often use is my sister’s address, as it’s a little precarious to receive packages at my townhouse community.
My mom lives with my sister and brother-in-law, so it was fun to unbox the teacup and introduce “her” to some of my mom’s treasures!
I think ‘she’ looks rather happy to be visiting with so many friends!
My mom has received a teacup and saucer for almost every Mother’s Day since my sister and I were in our late teens. Usually, we included a custom floral arrangement, as well.
Barbara has several of the same teacups that my mom has, as well. It was a little surprising that Mom does not have our traveler in her large collection.
Several years ago, Mom let us know that her collection was ‘complete’, so we started gifting her different things. 😉
Do you see any cups that are ‘sisters’ to yours?
Morning Coffee With Mom
Since we were at Mom’s ‘place’, we decided to grab a ‘friend’, and have a cup of our fave beverage…
Yep, Mom and I like a good cup of coffee in the morning, and this morning was no different.
My favorite cup in her collection is “Jewel” by Lenox (c. 1957-69). (It’s a coincidence that the name is also my family nickname). The outside blush color is complemented by the creamy off-white inside the cup, on the handle and pedestal.
And, my fave part is the retro turquoise sunbursts (AKA “atomic”) that are actually raised on the cup!
Several years ago, Mom asked us which cups we want to inherit. And of course…
The details of ‘true’ teacups and saucers are always amazing to me!
And the pink-trimmed single-finger handle is enhanced with a little round ‘bead’ attached to the cup.
One more photo (and one more cup of coffee) before we leave for a busy day…
A Busy and HOT Afternoon for a So Cal Traveling Teacup
As we headed to My Wee Abode from my mom’s, I realized that this was not going to be a ‘hot’ beverage day. Lots of DIY and blogging work was on the agenda, and the thermostat was rapidly approaching the 100 point!
After working a bit on the coastal bathroom makeover, I was way overheated! It was time for some desk work and a cool snack.
Teacups… they aren’t just for drinking anymore! Who knew?!
For those that don’t know, the virtual Haven Conference kicks-off on Thursday, and I’m heading up to the PNW on Wednesday to retreat with my sweet friend, Jessica from Jessica Welling Interiors. We will be visiting her family’s beach cottage on Camano Island. (Don’t worry… we’ll be smart and safe.)
Summer, summer fruits it wouldn’t be summer without ’em. (Okay, be honest… are you singing now? Who remembers that commercial jingle?)
Lots of work was accomplished this afternoon, with blogging activities, photos shoots (this one specifically), editing of photos, planning my conference schedule, and opening happy mail.
At this point, it was TOO hot to do anything but sit and try to relax in front of the TV.
The So Cal Traveling Teacup Relaxes in the Not So Cool Evening
My beverage of choice in the evenings is usually a hot cup of decaf coffee (Peet’s is my favorite… any flavor. It tastes just as good as ‘leaded’ coffee).
However, this evening the temperatures were extremely hot, and a hot cup of anything was just not going to cut it.
So, the traveling teacup cools down in So Cal in many different ways. Including with my fave COLD beverage of choice…
The pretty little teacup was filled several times with some of my favorite unsweetened bottled ice tea from Pure Leaf… And I was up until 1am!!! 😉
And so we wrapped up our busy little day… drinking a cool cup of ice tea and watching Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel!
Now It’s Your Turn
Be sure to visit all the stops of the traveling teacup, and stop by for updates to the list, as well:
- The Adventure Begins
- Visiting and Oregon Farm
- A Tea Party in the Bay Area
- Landing In Kansas
- Resting in Texas
- Relaxing in the PNW
- Off to Ohio
- Visiting a Retirement Home in Oregon
Are you a teacup collector? What is your fave pattern? Do you see one in my mom’s collection that is part of yours’ too? Let me know in the comments!
The next stop on the journey is back to the other side of the country, but not quite to the east coast! See you in Ohio via Finch Rest, my floral friend!