I’ve joined Luschka at Diary of a First Child for this year’s Mamatography challenge — a picture a day, posted weekly.
I forgot to take any pictures yesterday — oops! — but here are the pictures from the rest of this first partial week.
Amy (5) has had tea parties at a friend’s house, and I thought she might like her own tea set. We ordered one that turned out to be too small, and then found this one at an antique store. The size is really perfect — big enough that it’s worth using for real tea, but small enough for her to manage most of the pieces herself. She’s enjoyed playing very carefully with it at the table with her dolls, and we’ve had a whole family tea party complete with cookies, too.
One of Amy’s presents from her grandparents was this little butterfly box to decorate. She had a grand time painting it and applying glitter and a jewel. She keeps her money in it now — theoretically. Last I looked, there was a plastic Mardi Gras coin in there.
This is the original set we ordered. Look how tiny it is! If I’d known, I would never have asked for it. I’m not much for keeping tiny things that need to be dusted and can’t be used, and while you could serve a swallow of tea with it, it doesn’t seem worth the effort. Beautiful, though, isn’t it? I just listed it on Ebay, and the name only shows on one side…
(Pssst… don’t tell Amy about this little set — she has no idea it ever existed.)