I am showing off this new-to-me teacup today. I found it at the thrift store before Christmas. After practicing my photography in December with the photo-a-day challenge I am getting back to basics for the new year with just a single cup of tea featured on my new prop, barnwood.
This just isn't any barnwood, it comes from a barn I grew up playing in. It stills smells like tobacco. The tobacco used to hang up in the rafters to dry after it was harvested. It would hang up there from August till fall and then it would go to market.
My Mom always said the day I was born my Dad was out cutting tobacco.
So even though I have the lens focused on all the detail of this cup. I can still smell the tobacco on this wood and remember home.
The cup is Ridgway Ironstone, the pattern Canterbury.
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog