[Have patience; keep reading to the bottom for full giveaway details.]
Two Saturdays ago, when J & Q were still hanging with the Huddlestons, Golden Lane Estate hosted a residents’ market (boot) sale. We had to walk through it to leave the grounds of the estate on our first mission of the day (that was Borough Market for you non-regular readers. No shame.) Getting back to the point…
As we walked past the table of a friendly neighbor, I saw them. My heart leaned toward them. Then I remembered the boys (who I assumed hate yard sale shopping even more than regular shopping) and the mission; I averted my teary, star-struck eyes from that beautiful set of lovelies to the path ahead. All day they sat in the back of my thoughts. For some reason they seemed to be just what I wanted as proof that the Huddlestons had been here – on this grand London adventure. I guess you understand those unspoken reasons why I so desperately feel the need to mark my tracks and leave something behind for others to treasure when I am gone…
When Drew realised how desperately I was longing for these silly trinkets (he did not actually call them “silly trinkets”!), he gently told me that I should march myself back to that table and get them. I grabbed Jane and nearly ran…
To have this imperfect, incomplete tea set gave me such a sense of being present in the moment – in this reality. It makes me think of of those things that my mom had around the house when I was little – like the wooden lady bugs and the fairy figurines – that are so oddly special to me. I would like to have a few of those kinds of things that mark my history, for my children to find silly or special.
Another slightly imperfect but special item caught my eye. It wasn’t meant for me, but meant for me to give away. My mother loved to give gifts and I would like to honor her in giving this treasure to someone reading this note.
For someone who collects teapots or antiques, this Midwinter Pottery piece is part of British history and makes a lovely addition to your collection. It’s also a nice gift for anyone who just likes retro stuff! (Men, don’t be shy. It’s ok for you to collect tea pots, for your, um, friend…)
You have three days to enter; a recipient will be selected by lottery on Monday at 8.00pm GMT and announced in Monday’s blog entry.
How to Enter the Drawing:
Leave a comment on this post naming 5 www.drewandjengotolondon.com blog posts whose title is also the title of a song. (Repeat as many times as you like WITHOUT DUPLICATIONS. For the sake of being fair and clear, only full song titles will be counted, no partials or song lyrics…)
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