Whenever a special little guest pays a visit to our house, she lobbies to set up a "tea" party.
Who cares if the "tea" is chocolate milk?
If it's served in beautiful Royal Prince Albert cups in the Old Country Roses pattern, with a mound of squirt cream on top, it's good to go.
Of course, with Valentine's Day around the corner, there is a heart-covered cloth on the kitchen table, heart-filled place mats, a large, round, red glass dish in the middle of the table and a stunning rose-covered mini tea set on top of that.
Good thing I looked on the bottom of the tea set before pouring"tea" into the pitcher. "
"Not for food use. May poison food" were the words clearly printed in gold, along with "Made in China."
That little tea set was definitely meant as a decoration, only, and was not to be used for a tea party.
Now, I had never seen a warning as clear as that one printed on china but it certainly made me get out the Old Country Roses cups pretty fast.
The impromptu, stylish "tea" party helped make a few more memories on a gray winter's afternoon.
WHAT DOES YOUR FAVORITE TEA (OR COFFEE) CUP LOOK LIKE?