I remember when my mother was selling her house to move into Independent Living. My sister, Emily had to do all the packing and moving because she lived near my mother and the whole sale of the house, closing and move happened really quickly. My mom kept asking me is if I would like some of her things. Honestly, there was very little I wanted. My mother was a little beside herself because both of my sisters and I did not want much of anything. She has china that had busy patterns and I am more of a plain china person.
When Rob and I moved to Nashville we asked our kids if they wanted anything. They did not. What? We have some beautiful things that we just did not have the room for. I couldn’t understand why they would don’t want it. Then I remembered how I felt about my mother’s belongings. I guess they felt the same way I did but my things are so much nicer than my mother’s! Ha!
Tea Boutique is a suite of products in the 2022/2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. It includes the stamp set called Cup O Tea, Teacup Dies, Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper and Envelopes. If you purchase the stamp set and dies in a bundle, you can save 10%.
To make my card I decided to use the Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper. My Mom had some tea cups (that I did not want!) that looked like this DSP so I decided to use the tea cup die and cut it out of this paper. I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink on a piece of So Saffron card stock and cut it out using a new set of dies called Deckled Rectangles. Then I cut out a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and another piece of the Hues Of Happiness DSP using larger Deckled Rectangles. I layered all of these onto a So Saffron card base.
After this I stamped the flowers in Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride card stock and cut them out using the coordinating die. The flowers are all on one stamp and there is one die that cuts out all the flowers at once. Lastly I stamped the tea bag using Granny Apple Green ink onto Granny Apple Green card stock and cut it out. I added a bit of White Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack and adhered it with a Dimensional.
So, if your parents offered you possessions they own, would you take them? Would your children take yours? I am thinking you would agree with my decision and your kids would agree with my kid’s.
Yes, “stuff” is only meaningful to those who attach the memories. I love this colorful tea cup. perfect with those flowers
This is so pretty, Susan! I love the teacup and the DSP. I’ve been trying to explain to my mom that it’s not that I don’t want her “stuff,” but that we just don’t have room! I barely have room for my stuff.