Tuesday, January 26, 2010

After Tea

Bauer 19302 California Pottery Tea cup and Saucer Delph Blue
by studiovintageshop



Vintage Shabby Chic Creamer and Sugar set in Blue






Ms. Griffith was an immaculately dressed forty-ish woman who was on time and very friendly. Tea was cordial; full of thank yous from Ms. Griffith, for all the vegetable donations, and a time for getting to know one another. After teatime, there was the tour Abby's home, and the farm, and some chatting with Suz and the boys in the garden. Abby and Ms. Griffith, Cathy at this point in the relationship, finally settled in the wing chairs in front of the fireplace.



"Abigail, you have been highly recommended to me by all the staff and friends of Thomas House. I know that I am new, but I respect their opinions, and from what I see here, I must agree! I have a proposition for you. I have used this model in my previous job and it worked well. "

Abby replied, "Well, I'm always for anything that will benefit the kids."



"We would like to start a new program", Cathy continued, "where you would host a child from Thomas House for a week. This would help the parents while are finishing their studies, help the kids to be exposed to new experiences with all that goes on here at the farm, and some of these kids need a new sense of family which I believe they would see here at Blueberry Hill. We would like to start by just bringing groups of children for an afternoon tour of the farm. Then we can talk later about hosting a child and all the possible training paperwork involved."

While Abby and Cathy discussed the particulars, the afternoon was vanishing away. The sun was flooding thru the craft room windows and Sasha was brushing up against Abby's legs; she knew it was the time to be working in the sun filled room.



Photograph, Curtain Call, is from Etsy shop, eldphoto

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10 comments:

harlow ~ monroe vintage boutique said...

Thank you very much for featuring our vintage sugar & creamer set in this fantastic blog post!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How cool that you found some great items on etsy to illustrate your story. That window photo is haunting, nostalgic...

Rose Works Jewelry said...

What a beautiful story - and I love the illustrations :)

storybeader said...

the photos look like a real close match! And what a great idea Cathy had, to bring the children to the farm. Kinda an early day care!

Tulips Talking said...

Are you writing all of these yourself? You should write a book, your writing is awesome!

Love the photo of the window too, would enjoy having "that" room as my studio!

Marlene said...

Linda the story is charming and you used the etsy finds so well to illustrate it. I love the window photo, very thought provoking.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a great program Abby will be taking part in!
And great photo!

Beth said...

Pretty items you featured! I need to go back & catch up on the story. I think it's so great that you are writing this :)

Kathleen said...

Really enjoying your Abby posts =) Lovely features, too!

NICO Designs said...

Great story. It is great that you are able to find etsy items to support it.