Thursday, February 20, 2014

a little bit small

A few years ago my dearest friend was dying of Pancreatic cancer. When she told me she wanted to give me something to remember her I refused because nothing could replace her to me, nothing she had or could give me could replace her in my heart.

She told me to go to her china hutch and retrieve a little tea set.She had so many I didn't know which one she wanted. She said the one with the cats.

When I returned with this little set she told me why this set was so important that I have it to remember her by. It seems she collected these little sets and we both loved cats. But it is what she said next that I will treasure in my heart forever. She said although it is a small set  to her it was a symbol of our friendship. Bound together in a tight knit quilt surrounded by playful loving kittens sitting atop tea cups. "They are small like the time we have had together, but forever joined with love" I felt as small as these little kittens and wept with her over the loss we were both going to share. 

The pictures are a little blurry as my hand was shaking with the fond memories.We had only known each other  for two years and her friendship was the first person I had met when I relocated to a new city. Alone and just trying to find my way she took me in and the first thing we did was share a cup of tea.

This little set is only about six inches across and I placed in the top of a little cupcake plate stand  that I made. She knew my love for cake plates and that Christmas she purchased a beautiful snowman cake plate for m,. that I gladly display every Christmas.

this little set is always on display so I can treasure it  everyday and when I see it I can remember the joy and Love I had received in such a small package from someone who made such an impression in my life and filled my heart with everlasting love. Yes my cup over floweth even in a tiny cup. thanks for sharing with me. I miss her so very dearly.I wanted to share this little piece because so many of us have countless tea pots and tea cups but the one that means the most to me is the littlest. Good things do come in little packages.


  1. What a sweet little tea set and an even sweeter memory.

    1. thanks Bev yes it sure is a sweet memory one I can always treasure.Susie

  2. Such lovely memories.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

    1. Are we not blessed to have fond memories and the ability to make them.Susie


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