The one thing I really missed, while out on the wide open road with my hubs,
was my calming tea ritual.
So Monday morning, after the kids were off to school, I wasted no time brewing a pot of tea and cutting into a fruitcake (yes, I do like it! And one of the few Americans that does. No apologies!)
My mom is currently visiting with my youngest sister up in Michigan (Shelby Township) and not only have they been hitting the thrift stores regularly, but also deep cleaning stored boxes and my sister (the obsessive baker)'s pantry.
So it's no surprise that the two boxes UPS dropped on my front porch last week contained edibles, wearables and dust collectors.
Two panettone, 2 home made fruitcakes (when will I start my diet?!), a tin of cookies, foil pans in novelty shapes (sister's destash), china trinkets, old dish cloths, my mother's spectacle collection (note enclosed asked, "etsy worthy?"), a jar of buttons, baggies of buttons, and a gorgeous suitcase, which will end up in my etsy shop soon.
My mother had two china cabinets full of treasures and the surplus spilled over onto tables and hid in cabinets around our house when I was growing up.
Since then, she sold her house and now divides her time between my sister in New Jersey and sister in Michigan.
Mom's collections have been slowly migrating to me in Missouri.
Now I have to figure out what to do with it!
Don't get me wrong, I love this stuff.
And that's why my mom knows she can send it to me.
I can't say no.
Happy Tea Tuesday!
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