"My favorite memory is of my Mother, She loved tea and had two cups every morning. She would have one cup in the afternoon too. I can still see her sitting in my kitchen drinking tea. She lived to the age of 91, so I guess it was a healthy thing to do."
--Diane L., Manchester, CT
"When my daughter was young we would go to the large closet and open it up and choose a "special cup" from our collection. Many were my grandmothers and mothers. They collected from auction sales since I was young. When people would come to visit they would choose their favorite cup. There are never two the same. My daughter would choose a different one every time and we would use pretty colored sugar from "Hess's Department Store" and have tiny shortbread cookies, wear vintage hats and discuss clothes and "pretties". She is turning out to be a wonderful and lovely young woman and I think it all started with a tea party."--Suzie F, Bethlehem, PA
"After a busy Christmas, my adult daughter and I went thrift shopping at a local store that benefits the local hospital. We found beautiful teacups there and bought two cups with matching saucers. That evening after my husband went to bed, my daughter and I had tea in our "new" teacups. My daughter lives in San Francisco so I don't get to see her that often. When we get together we always have tea in the evenings when it's quiet. It's a time that I look forward to and I hope that it will be a happy memory for her as well."
--Suzie S, Santee, CA
"When I was a little girl, my mother would have tea with me. She would give me a cup more than half filled with milk. She called it 'Cambric Tea.' I've always had my tea with milk and sugar."
--Barb W, Skandia, MI
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And The Winners Are!
The (randomly-picked) winner of the Dutchess teacup is Deb L. Her teatime memory was: "I guess my favorite tea time memory was from high school. I would go with my friend Janet with her to her house after school. She lived near the high school so we wound up at her house instead of mine. Whenever we had a particularly challenging day, her mom would make us both tea and we'd all talk about it. Every time I drink tea I think of Mrs. Richards."
The winner of the Boneyard Tea sample (courtesy of Latte Da and Betsy Bean) is Debbie B. I have contacted both winners via email to let you know how you can obtain your winnings!
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Next Week's Giveaway
|Queen's bone china by Rosina|
Teatime is celebrated (in one way or another) all over the world. Where in the world would love to have afternoon tea, and with whom? Send your answer to contest @ lornabarrett.com (close up those spaces) and you might win the lovely roses bone china teacup above! Don't forget, you'll also be in the running for a free tea sample from Latte Da -- two chances to win!