Monday, March 18, 2013

3 Months Later...

This past December, Jonathan and I traveled to Siena, Italy, where we purchased a full ceramic tea set as a souvenir. 
Since Italy and the UK are both part of the European Union and are close enough to practically be neighbors, I figured this order would take no more than 6 weeks to arrive. When 8 weeks came and went I started to panic, especially since that was about the amount of time it took my friend Nary to receive a similar purchase all the way from Thailand. 

Since we just reached the 3 month mark with no sign of our Italian keepsake, we resigned ourselves to the fact that it was never gonna happen and started looking into our options. Jonathan had resolved to call the credit card company this very day to see if they could cancel the order. 

Imagine my surprise when at 10:30 this morning, there was ring at the door from a delivery truck delivering a fragile ceramic package. 
I promptly took the box to the kitchen to make sure all the contents were accounted for. It took me about 30 minutes to get through the suit of armor protecting my fragile tea set, which I didn’t mind one bit once I found that there wasn’t a single broken item in the bunch. 
So for the rest of the day, my task will be reorganizing my China cabinet to make room for these beauties. 
The pattern I chose is decorated in a lovely blue and green floral and bird pattern. I love me some ceramics and I love me some birds, so it was a no brainer when I stumbled upon this option. 

We got 6 teacups and saucers, 1 teapot, 1 sugar and creamer set, and 3 extra dessert plates. 

I ordered a few things rimmed in teal green and a few rimmed in a royal blue to give it more of a hodge podge feel.
All's well that ends well, and now that I have the set in my possession, I’m very happy with it. Now who wants to come over to my house for tea?


  1. Loving the tea set. Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see it and use it. We missed you yesterday and happy late 1/2 birthday to you.

  2. The tea set is lovely. You made a great choice. I'm off today, but I'm afraid I won't make it by tea time. Miss you.

  3. What a fun surprise!! it looks really nice!

  4. I want to come over for tea! That set is fantastic!!!

  5. Love the tea set! Looks like it was worth the wait:)