Friday, December 17, 2010

Storytime Tea

These are worn little treasures I found over the years at a flea market and junk shop. There is nothing particularly valuable about them in the eyes of collectors because of their condition, but it is that wear that attracts me. I imagine the hands of the children that loved these items. The child that opened that book to read so many times that the spine cracked and fell off, or the little girl serving tea to her friends and dolls so often that she wore the paint right down to the tin.

Even though these were not my own as a child, they evoke memories of the things that I treasured.

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