Sunday, 6 July 2008

This is My Most Treasured Childhood Possession

An old French cup which looks like a sweet and delicious biscuit with old fashioned fancy icing. As a young child, the only time I drank tea was in this cup, at my Nana's breakfast table. It was a treat which was always accompanied by ryvita spread with butter and home-made jam - usually blackberry. My sister had a white bone china cup, the same size and they were kept on a special shelf in the kitchen, ready for our frequent visits.

Unfortunately my saucer is missing. When I mention regret about that to Mr Mk, a guilty look passes over his face, then a knowing look passes over mine, and we say no more about it.

These days, I don't think it would stand the strain (ha ha) of being filled with hot water as it is cracked and chipped and delicate now, so I use it to store my garlic beside the cooker and that way, I see and use it every day as a fond reminder of the best of my childhood days spent with my Nana in her cosy kitchen.

With thanks to Three Buttons and Teacups on Treetops for hosting this week's theme.

And more thanks too to everyone who left a lovely message on my last post. We had a great anniversary and were away all day. It was really wonderful to get back to so many kind and wonderful comments. Thank you!

7 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

the cup is a beautiful colour.

Kitty said...

That's a lovely reminder from childhood. I used to keep an old china dish shaped like a lettuce (yes, I know it sounds odd) next to the sink - it was my grandmother's and like you, reminded me of my childhood in her kitchen. x

tillyboo said...

I know just the biscuits you mean ...
We used to have them at my Nans and we'd bite all the icing off and then eat the biscuit
x

edward and lilly said...

What a beautiful childhood possession. You know, I still talk about having Ryvita with butter and jam as a kid whenever I see it in the supermarket.

Danielle said...

What a beautiful memory to go with your beautiful cup!

Lesley said...

Your cup looks just like Party Ring biscuits! It's lovely that it evokes such precious memories for you.

xxx

Helen said...

Lovely teacup! It makes me think of party rings and french fancies - very pretty!