Just got back from a visit to Colorado to see my mom and sister and her family.
Crazy weather there, too. In the 70s for three days then one night down to 18, and a couple inches of snow on the ground! Back home in Michigan, we received another snowfall, and are officially over the all-time record set back in 1880-81 of 93.6 inches of snow. With 3.1 inches of snow Monday night, we are at 94.8 inches! This has also been the coldest winter since 1911-12, and the fourth coldest on record.
It was great to see everyone, and my three nephews are a blast. We went to a place called Dart Warz, and, trying to be a cool aunt, I ran around obstacles, shooting nerf discs, and actually hitting a few of the "enemy."
My husband took the day off today, being April 16 and all. He has survived another tax season! We are going to a movie this afternoon, but I wanted to get in a quick post, and show off a beautiful handpainted teacup my mom has.
It was painted by a neighbor when my mom was a child growing up in Massachusetts. She doesn't know exactly when, but knows it was prior to 1945. She's never used it, because she's not certain whether there was lead in the paint that was used. Aren't the colors beautiful?
We did drink tea out of these beauties, however.
These are Shelley teacups.The blue-handled one is called Blue Rock, the green-handled one is Rosebud, and the pink-handled one is Rose Spray. They have a lovely, delicate feel to them. They are sitting atop a woven placemat my mother made on the loom you see in the background.
Looking forward to getting back to my regular blogging schedule and visiting with you all.