Tea Set, By The Sea and Goodbyes

29 Jun

For many years, when we lived in Yorkshire,  I worked for two weekends in June as the ‘cash and wrap’ lady for Jane and Ted Hamlyn’s selling weekend. As payment, I always received beautiful pieces of Jane Hamlyn’s salt glazed pottery and I have the loveliest collection of her pots and some of Ted’s paintings.  One year, she made a tea set for a customer and then one for me for Grandchildren that we hoped to have but of whom there was as yet no sign. Now we have some and this week we have given the tea-set to B, LiveWire No 4. She has played with it every day and is delighted with it.

Jane Hamlyn Tea-set

We had lunch today at The Blue Bar with B, LiveWire No 4 and her Mum, Daughter No 3, my beloved Brother and his wife. Here is B, looking for her little cousins on the beach.

LiveWire No4 at the window of the Blue Bar

We have said Goodbye to my kid Brother and my beloved SiL today who leave on the train tomorrow morning and I am very sad. We have had a brilliant time and very soon I will be able to focus on that. Right now I am sad.



Posted by on June 29, 2018 in art, family, Grandchildren, Postaday2018


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9 responses to “Tea Set, By The Sea and Goodbyes

  1. maureenjenner

    July 4, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Of such things are memories made – and how we treasure them!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Oh yes! Everyone has now left after three weeks of family get-together, lovely memories for all three generations. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    June 30, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Goodbye”s are always sad, but you will see them again! Enjoy the great memories!

  3. saymber

    June 30, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Wonderful tea set, love that blue color and how uniquely crafted it is. I understand how you describe feeling at the departure of your Brother and Sis-in-law! I get the same way when company leaves lol. Our Link actually sits at the window and cries which doesn’t help things! All will be well. Hugs to you all there.

  4. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    June 29, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I love the tea set, and there is nothing more fun than a tea party with a grandchild. Wonderful memories. 🙂

  5. Heyjude

    June 29, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    The tea set is lovely, As a child I had a bone china tea set which I kept in a small leather suitcase. I adored that set and looked after it very well. Now everything is horrid garish plastic.

  6. Arkenaten

    June 29, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Cheer up, chicken. You’ll be fine!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you! That made me smile, just what I needed.xx

  7. ksbeth

    June 29, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    how beautiful and until you see them again….


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