Monday, January 20, 2020

A Cup of Tea With Karen...

Hello and welcome. My name is Karen and it has been a really long time since I updated this blog. Many things happened in 2019, some really truly painful things and some really truly brilliant things. Thank you for giving me the time to focus on self care, new beginnings and the courage to come back.

While some major things have changed in my life, I am learning that it is more than okay to change and evolve and become who you are meant to be. Change was never welcome nor did it come easily to me. Somethings may have changed but many things have stayed the same.
I am still passionate about tea, and rescuing tea cups and I am working my way back to reading. I have truly struggled to read for almost a year now and I miss it terribly.  The above photo shows the first rescued tea cup of 2020. I found this lovely Shelley cup and saucer at my local Salvation Army thrift store. I paid $7.99. I loved that the shape was so different and the simplistic pattern and color. It is called Snow Crystal and I laughed when I saw the name because I was in the middle of a very big snow storm when I found it. I quickly hurried to work (Still working at the tea shop) and washed it, ready to use it the following day for my morning tea and me moment.
I was curious about my teacup find, as I always am, to see if they have any monetary value, this one was a huge surprise, I found that it was worth much more than I had paid for it.  For those of you who do not really know me I am one who uses my tea cups, not someone who puts things on a shelf for display only.  I find so much joy in using this treasured and often discarded pieces of history. 

Thank you for joining me for  for this cup of tea and catch up session. 
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  1. Welcome back, Karen, you've been missed!!! I love your newest find - it's perfect for these winter days. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! I hope to be here much more frequently!

  2. Glad to hear that you're moving forward and getting back into reading. The teacup find is lovely! Best wishes for a peaceful and happy 2020.

  3. Welcome back, sweetie. Your blog has been missed. Lovely teacup. A truly wonderful find!