Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for You!   I


 I have started putting away Christmas 'stuff' and plan on slowly but surely getting it done by next week. I'm never in a hurry to take down the tree and leave it to the very last.  I began with the ledge in the dining room. My 6' son easily reached down the assorted Santas and Angels  and gave the ledge a wipe. Then I got out those 20 or more tea cups I had put away and washed and dried them. I was very surprised, as I sorted and tried to find the matching saucer for each cup, to find that a few of the "sets" I had bought this past year were not actually sets at all. The cup might say Royal Albert but the saucer, although looking quite a bit like the cup was definitely not the same. Oh well, I've put them up and no one will notice. But, this coming year, IF I buy any others I'll make sure to check to see that they match.      

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  1. Wishing you a happy and blessed New Year!

  2. I was sitting here wondering if I should start taking my decorations down. I do not enjoy taking my tree down and like you, I leave it till the very last. Those tea cups/saucers are so pretty. Is that Memory Lane I see on the right? Wishing you a Wonderful 2014 Happy New Year!

    1. Yes, that is Memory Lane tea cup. I also have the 8" plate and I alternate that one and the Royal Albert "Lavender Rose" for my breakfast toast. I do love pretty china!! Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. Happy New Year to you! What a fabulous collection of china. I wouldn't care if it didn't match, it's quite trendy to deliberately mismatch and clash your patterns I believe! Betty

  4. Wishing you a happy New Year as well.....like you, I have begun to dismantle the Christmas "scenes" in my house and have ruthlessly placed my poinsettia in the garage where it succumbed to the elements, its leaves had begun to yellow and drop after blooming valiantly for so long! Once the Christmas tree is down today, it will be rather blah in the house, the winter doldrums I fear will set in, especially with our frigid cold, We have -43 windchills again today. Keep warm and keep safe....I look forward to your posts in 2014.