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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Childhood Passions

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As a child, my biggest passion was reading, I could never get enough of words (and still can't for that matter), but I was also passionate about playing teacher (I now home school my kids) and loved playing with kitchen toys and tea sets....especially this one.

These are the only three pieces left to this set brought to me by my aunt when she visited Colorado. I remember hearing her stories of beautiful mountains and snow then receiving this "real" tea set from Santa's Workshop in North Pole, Colorado. I remember thinking how absolutely certain I was that I'd move there one day.....far, far away from this southern heat. I can still see the mental picture of the fairy tale world I envisioned - the snow, the mountains, the villages, the friendly faces living in a perpetual Christmas-world. I love the feeling this little set brings back. I'm so happy to still have these little chipped, re-glued reminders of that particular childhood passion.

11 comments:

  1. Very sweet. There's something about those old tiny tea sets that grips the heart.

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  2. How lucky you are to still have this little tea set. What a wonderful treasure. Did you ever get to Colarado?

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  3. A beautiful passion Sandra and very well portrayed in this image and in your thoughts and memories! I love old vintage Christmas stuff**sigh**

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  4. Beautiful photo -- and even more beautiful when paired with the memories you shared. Did you move to Colorado, I wonder? (Wondering from the Southern heat...)

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  5. They look very well loved. If you were in Colorado right now it would LOOK like the North Pole! :)

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  6. I've never been to Colorado....Yet. My southern eyes have never even seen snow with the exception of a stray flurry or two. One of these days, though, one of these days.....

    ;D

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  7. Wonderfully composed. What a sweet story -- a great post!
    :-)

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  8. Such lovely colors - so soft and nostalgic. Can colors be nostalgic? Anyway - I think so...

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  9. Lovely!...both the image and the words...and it got me over to your Flickr photostream where I fell in love with your mask series!...Fun!

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  10. What a lovely reminder of your childhood. I have a few pieces of an old tea set as well. Mine was from an aunt who live in Hawaii.

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