Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I now know I have lost my mind. Totally. Completely.

I have a cute little cup and saucer and a teapot, both with violets on them. Last night I saw them on a top shelf in my kitchen and I remembered that I thought I had bought a little sugar bowl to keep them company. I was picturing them together on a little tray for my solo tea parties (meaning that I am the only guest) which I never really get around to having, but I always think it is a nice self-indulgent thing to do.

Where was the sugar bowl? Did I buy it at the antique store I was in recently? Did I buy it on ebay? Didn't I put it up on that shelf already? Did my husband reach up there for something and accidently knock it down? Yes, maybe that was it. (As he had already done that with one of my favorite teapots.) He was probably afraid to tell me and he cleaned up the pieces and won't admit to it. Ok. So now I have not only lost my memory, but I am also paranoid.

I went to sleep thinking about that darn sugar bowl and awakened still wondering about how I could possibly forget whether I bought one or imagined it.

Just now I was reading my e-mails and there was one from a seller from an "Etsy" shop asking me a question about the sugar bowl I ordered. WHAT??!! Do you mean that I have not lost my mind - well, maybe partially. I checked my Etsy account, and yup, there it was. A sweet little violet covered sugar bowl still waiting to be delivered.


Lynne said...

If you'd get another cup and saucer, I'll come up and have tea with you!

On my dining room table, I have a teapot, creamer and sugar bowl and 4 dessert plates and cups and saucers - all in the Butterfly Meadow pattern. And they just sit there - no one which whom to have a tea party. Why don't you hop on a plane and come visit???

Shellmo said...

Beautiful sugar bowl - glad you found it!

Jo said...

You had me laughing so hard. You sounded like me. hehehe

Glad you located your missing piece before you totally lost your mind.

BClark said...

What a pretty bowl, I am a sucker for china. Not sure why just like it bunches. I so dislike those ?? moments and glad your's turned out fine. Best to you, Barbara

CottageCrafts said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now so thought it time to speak up :)
I have the exact same cup and saucer, mine is cracked but I just use it as an ornament, but I was at a fete the other day and found a small bowl with the same violets on it for pennies :)
I love the sugar bowl :)
sam xx

Karen said...

LOL -- a mind is a terrible thing to waste. That's what my DH tells me, because I know I'm losing mine! That little sugar bowl is precious! I have china cabinet filled with cups and saucers. I should use them more often. Usually, it's just me and my daughter when we have a 'tea party.'