Thursday, May 28, 2009

Together At Last



See these little tiny teapots? A few years ago I bought them for fun because they were on sale and so cute. But I have really never used them so they just sat in my trinkets cupboard. As we were cleaning out the basement over spring break I came across them again and in a bold move decided to cut my losses and give them to the camp garage sale. A noble offering.

At the first day of the garage sale, what should I spy but these placemats which PERFECTLY matched my little teapots, right down to the asparagus! So I quickly snapped up the placemats and went to look for my teapots to buy back. I searched under, around and through the tables piled high with clutter. I couldn't find them. I asked the women in charge: no one remembered them. My friend Diane, working at the sale, told people I would buy dinner for anyone who found them. Nothing. Nada. Everyone searched. Notes were left at the cashier's desk not to sell them.

So I came home with 3 placemats that I didn't want or need except to go with 5 teapots I didn't have.

A few days later what should I find in the basement squirreled away but my 5 teapots! Apparently in my ambivalence about giving them up I had culled them back out of the give-away box and guiltily repressed the memory! So there they were...or almost.

One of the teaPOTS is missing. I have the lid, but no pot. How could this be?


Now I have 3 placemats and 41/2 teapots for display, and a strong concern that I may be losing my mind.


Show and Tell

17 comments:

Chari said...

Hello Hollace...

Ohhh my...and I thought I was the only one who done things like this...hehe!!! My friend, what an endearing story...and your little teapots are just precious!!! I love the placemats...they ARE perfect with the little teapots...how wonderful!!! I hope that you find the little missing teapot, Darlin'...hmmm, wonder where it could be?

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Connie said...

What a wonderful combination! They are perfect together. Such a great story of intention, misplacement, finding, loosing, and in the end, still wondering. I hope you find the missing teapot as they all look so good together.

Janet said...

Oh how funny! They really are cute though!

Cindy said...

What a story! I love teapots. Yours are so sweet with the placemats.
Cindy

Hootin' Anni said...

They look great. I repeat....they look great. [That's in case you lost your mind and it all needed repeating for you]------kidding.

My show n tell is decades old toys. Come on over if you can find time.

Happy Friday.

Gilly said...

Those little teapots are really cute! I hope you find the missing one - have you looked in the trash box??

Carla said...

LOL! This is a GREAT show and tell:)
"strong concern that I may be losing my mind?" Ditto:)

Susan said...

What a cute story and oh boy, how I can relate!!!
Glad you've found MOST of the teapots.
Susan

Diane said...

I have the other pot.....






just kidding!!!!!!

Mrs.T said...

I can certainly relate to your concerns about losing your mind... I feel that way often. The little teapots and the placemats are such a perfect match! Very, very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Briana said...

Those are the cutest little things!

Smilingsal said...

LOL What an interesting story. I do like those little teapots.

Mrs. Teapot said...

I absolutely adorable those teapots... and what a great find, the matching placemats. I have actually chuckled with your story and with some of the ladies' comments. Thanks for sharing.

You gals are great.

Mrs. Teapot

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I love stories like this...it means I'm in good company! So glad you could untie the teapots with the placemats...what a great team!

SteveNTL said...

Loosing your mind??? Old news, sis. :)

much2ponder said...

You are not losing you mind. This was a sweet post. Made me smile all the while I was reading it. I love woman who have an eye for detail and then actually use it. I love details, but have little time to invest in making things so cute and cozy. Blessings on you.

prof en retraite said...

How cute!! I am so happy that I am not alone, however, in forgetting what has happened to my stuff! You could make a cute tablescape for three!! Have a great weekend!...Debbie

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