|Cake stand anyone?|
Little Nan was my husbands paternal grandmother. I never met her as she died long before we met but from the small bits of information I had gleaned she sounded great. She had spent her early life in service and after her husband (my husbands grandfather) was killed during the second world war she became a cook at a local school as well as single handily bringing up my father in law and his sister. Always immaculate she apparently looked very much like Queen Elizabeth right down to the waved hair style and she was old school. She always made Christmas dinner and served her whole family first, only eating after they had finished and the pots were cleaned away.Habits from a life in service having never left her.
|Little Nan was a bit of a Queenie lookalikey apparently|
|Little nans tea set|
So my expectations were low as I started to unwrap each piece (in 1950's Liverpool Echo) and isn't it nice to occasionally be surprised.
|Immaculate as the day it was brought|
This was far from a tea set it contained a full set of every type of dinner and side plate, milk jug, teapot the works even a gravy boat. And having sat in the dark in a loft for twenty years my family now use it every day.
|We love little nans tea set|
Yes some of it is now a bit tea stained and chipped but we love it and I refuse to be precious and leave it waiting to fulfil its purpose. Would Little nan have approved? well the brews made with tea leaves in a warmed pot and my hair is set with Carmen rollers so I think maybe she would.
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