As I was unpacking my bags this morning from yesterday’s shopping excursion at the Garden and Antique Show, I acted on a whim to set a table with a couple of my purchases.
It’s a gray and overcast day again, so what better way to perk me up than to drink a nice cup of tea and savor some biscuits and lady fingers? Mr. Sullivan and I both enjoyed a cup before he went off to work.
This little metal bee skep was my very last purchase of the day. I had just finished paying for a shelf and garden ornament with the last of my dollar bills and a handful of quarters when I saw it. I held it up as I was walking out of the vendor’s tent. The woman laughed and said, “fifty cents.” Well, you know I dug down deep in my purse for the last of my nickels and dimes to pay for it!
I intend on cutting a small piece of window screen to fill each of the bee’s wings to give them a little more texture.
The bee teapot was a frugal find at only $2.00. You can almost imagine that you hear the buzzing sound of those two little bees… I set it upon a vintage scale that is from a business down the road in Cincinnati.
I like these lady fingers from Trader Joe’s. They’re crunchy and low-fat. So you know that gives me permission to eat more than a few! How could I resist?
But my favorite treat is the shortbread cookie made with Earl Gray tea. I found these at Pier One in the clearance section for $1.48. I bought all that they had left in stock. These cookies came from my last box, so I limited myself to only two of them. Now that was an effort!
You may remember this chippy birdcage that usually sits on my checkerboard table. It’s filled with sweet smelling reindeer moss and two sweet birdies make their home within.
The table is nothing fancy, by any means. Just my everyday white ironstone dishes and some Thompson floral stoneware on a thrifted lace table topper. I just thought it might be a little nicer to have a place setting for each of us instead of just handing Mr. S a mug of tea. *grin* It just made for a special morning snack and a chance for him to see some of my purchases. After all, he helped fund their purchase!
This short post came as a whim, and I just acted upon it! I’ll be back again soon to share the bigger purchases from the show on Saturday.
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