Pinkie up art

Once upon a time a tea party was a magical playtime with tiny china sets, teddy bears, and dollies. Some tiny tea sets were blue china, and some were plastic with red flowers. So I lift my tea cup to Frances, and carry on .

Yep, that was a galaxy far far away, but I know the way. I know because I have mental mapping tools. Another day, another blog post I will rant about how GPS is eating our brains like oatmeal with raisins.

Until I finish putting together my "Cup and Saucer" slideshow for the current art project, I can't wander off on other projects and diversions. This post is to salute my sister for taking photos of our great-aunt Emma's collection of tiny tea cups for my slideshow when she didn't have time to do it. I am mightily grateful to her. I am grateful, too, that we did not fall out just because I like coffee and she likes tea.

Auntie Emma's collection

Don't fall out with your sister.

Back to work on the slide show!

The painter Mary Cassatt and her sister Lydia lived together in France, neither ever marrying. Auntie Em lived with her sister Auntie Ada in Pierce, Nebraska, neither ever marrying. There is a Cassatt painting of a couple ladies sipping tea in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. I don't think I can use it here, so click the link, but don't chip the china.

© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Ah, I love all the teacups! You make me want to exercise my pinkies!