Maker of tea-set unknown, but the sparkles on the wall are from this project!
One of the nicest things about living in San Francisco is that when things bring you down, you can always run away to Japan. Japantown is so lovely, and looks its best on a pearly, foggy day. Many of my favorite afternoons were spent there, and many of my favorite objects were purchased there.
However, the set of teacups you see above was not bought, but won! Generous Leilani, just back from Japan, held a drawing for this set of five cups & saucers. I would have been thrilled to win just one cup & saucer- or even just one cup- and couldn't believe it when I won the whole kit & caboodle. Can I confess something? I totally cried. You know how when something nice happens to you at the very moment you need it most, and it's so sweet & overwhelming & such a relief? Totally. I love my new tea-set soooo much. Thanks, Leilani!
This dreamy pitcher & mug from Japn were purchased years ago at Rare Device, and I'm thrilled to see they are still carried there! The mug I bought with my Easter-basket money, on my way to the festivities in Dolores Park, where I proudly drank a mug of Champagne. The pitcher was a birthday gift last year, and though I rarely have my act together enough to pour cream into the pitcher and then into my coffee, it makes me happy just to see it sitting on the shelf. When I have my new-teacups tea party it will finally have a chance to shine.
Belfort notebook & Sarasa Pen from Kinokuniya Stationery
And here we have my most recent Japanese treasure, a notebook the color of the telephone at my...brand-new job! Perhaps there will be details soon, but for now I have my pink notebook, soon to be filled with copious notes & diagrams & sweet smudges!