It's so nice to see you here.
Thanks to you all for your charming suggestions...our portly, benevolent, comforting old tea pot now has a name.
It was ever so tricky to choose.
There was: Ima (I'm a little tea pot) Mrs Potts (Beauty & the Beast), Alice (Mad Hatter's Tea Party), Beatrix T. Potter (clever!), Old Silver (25 cups/25th anniversary), Tempest (in a tea pot), Twinkles, Tea Mother (shall I be mother?), Mrs Potts or Chester, Maude, Eliza, Agnes (after Agnes Barnes from CWA) Ava (as in 'ava cuppa tea), Mrs Tupperton Tea (of Tea Pot Lane who belonged to Agnes Smith who had a brood of 25 children!)
Thanks to Max (new mother & all!) our tea pot's name is "Alice"..the zany thought of an endlessly laid tea party appealed to us both. We will now be pouring tea all day long!! So please do come to visit!!
I rummaged for my lovely old copy of Alice in Wonderland in the book case..I love these Margaret Tarrant illustrations.
And especially ...the most beautiful garden Alice had ever seen! Remember to click on the pictures if you need to see them bigger.
So now, a wee peek inside dear Lucy..
This is how she looked in those first few days..
gathered up some colourful duraware in a vintage basket for the cupboards..
and settled in to enjoy her charming company.
I just can't help popping all day long!
I have found a great radio station on the Bush called "The Breeze"
and have been experimenting with using live plants & lavender oil to help get rid of the musty, closed-up smells. Interestingly, baking soda & vanilla weren't much help at all. Any other tips please do pass them on.
There are two sweet pink creatively made lampshades...still waiting for the power, but tea light candles do just fine, meantime.
Funny how a caravan could be a healing place & a friend, but it's true...Lucy is a place of calm & peace & truly the best purchase I have ever made.
I think she's going to change the world..well yes, my world at least.
And as you see, Lucy & Alice are now well acquainted!
You would be well plied with tea when you arrive!
"So how are you going to do it?" asked my fine helper.
"Well I thought I would write out each name on a little strip of paper & pop them all in to a bowl, swirl them all around & you can pull one out & that'll be the winner (where's Charlie when you need him!?)" and before I could say "Jack Robinson" (whoever he might be) my helper had numbered you all, shaken & rumbled the dice & ta-da!
Pom Pom you are the other "Good" winner!
I also found two other back copies in an op shop so if you would like them..
Betty (the Wood Fairy) I would love to send you one & Jenny, the other is yours.
Max, please do email me your address & I shall send your Alice copy.
Pom Pom, Betty, Jenny & Max... I'd love your addresses please, when you have a minute.
Have a wonderful week!
With much love, a Lucy hug & friendship