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Much ado about nothing

I've been thinking about teacups lately.  

Teacups and teacup saucers.  

I was thinking of treating myself to a fancy teacup to enjoy my morning and afternoon teas in. 

Just because it's only tea for one it does not mean it should be less of an occasion, less of a mini party.  Especially if I have freshly baked sweet treats to accompany my cup of tea.  Right?


And so, with the credit card in hand, I started looking for a teacup for one.  

I found one that I thought I liked.  Bright, happy (it's Winter here, I need my "sunshine" from other sources), good size, not too dainty.  

But even on sale it was a bit pricey.  (This is coming from someone that has only bought crockery from Maxwell Williams - good stuff, but not exactly high end, is it?).  And that was just the teacup.  The pricey bit was just for the teacup.  I also had to consider the teacup saucer.  Which got me thinking...

Do I really need the teacup saucer?  

The teacup was a breakfast cup, so bigger than your Miss Marple teacups (not that I've seen Miss Marple's teacups or even know if she has teacups.  The name just invokes high tea, purple hair and scones with jam and cream).  

But it was not as big as a mug.  More like a mini mug.  

So, do I need the teacup saucer?

Seriously, I have a set of 4 of those teacup saucers sitting in the back of my crockery drawers.  

But I only have 2 teacups to go with them.  

So obviously, I don't really use the teacup/saucer combo very often.  

I use the 2 teacups, but not really for tea.  I use them to serve jelly or ice-cream, or to store leftover canned tuna.  So the saucers look pretty ridiculous if I use them when serving jelly or ice-cream, or storing leftover canned tuna.  

Don't you think?


And I have my tea in a mug.  

Which is my next question - when did we start serving tea in mugs?  Or is that only me?  No - I'm sure I've gone to other people's houses and had tea in a mug.

And that tea scoop that I bought during one of these "I love to celebrate every afternoon with a good cup of tea" shopping sprees - was that meant for a cup of tea or a mug of tea?  


 Does that mean I have been celebrating my afternoon tea times with a less-than-perfect mug of tea?  Does that make it less of a celebration?  It would definitely make a stronger cup of tea.

And should I now be asking people over for a "mug of tea" since that's what I use to serve tea?  

That sounds weird, doesn't it?  Would you come over for a mug of tea?

*sigh* In the end, my questions have still gone unanswered.  

With regards to my potential purchase, I asked my Dear Husband to have a look.  And in his wisdom-filled, ever-so-diplomatic-but-very-frustrating way, he just nodded his head and said, "I hope you love it for that price."  The credit card went back into the wallet.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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  1. Hi just thought i'd let you know that there is a nice food party here if you'd like to link your creations. http://thischickcooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/these-chicks-cooked-link-party_17.html.
    Oh and by the way, i don't think one can ever have enough nice tea cups and (saucers) :-)

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