So it is now almost Tuesday which means time for Texture Tuesday and Sweet Shot Tuesday.
My sweet shot was fairly easy this week since I really love this picture but have no other place or reason to share it.
I found Texture Tuesday's challenge a lot more difficult. I only learn more when things are challenging, so I don't mind. One thing I learned is that I am not very good at posing inanimate objects. I didn't even think to add flowers or anything. I took over 300 pictures of tea cups, but not a single one made me fall in love. It is a lot harder to use textures on photos you don't have a vision for. However, I gave it a whirl, and I'm not unhappy with my results. (The other hard part was deciding which tea cup to use, so there are 3 photos for today's Texture Tuesday.)
These teacups were given to me by my step-mother as a "mother/daughter" tea set when we told my parents we were planning to adopt. This was 5 years ago. Our adoption from China is still not completed and my step-mother has since passed away. We display these on a shelf in my daughter's bedroom waiting for the day when she shares the room with a little sister.
This teacup was given to me as a gift to remember my husband's grandmother. I didn't know her long, but she has a special place in my heart. We miss her.
This tea cup was my mother's which passed to me when she died when I was 15. It had been her grandmother's on her mother's side and comes with 12 place settings of 7 piece China. It was a common pattern for its time, but is now discontinued. I love it. When I turned 30 my sister-in-laws bought me a tea pot to coordinate.
I couldn't choose which cup because I couldn't leave out even one of these amazing women who have been in my life. There are many more tea cups and coffee mugs to check out over at Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.