Yesterday while cleaning the house and changing a few things around, I've moved my teapots from a small open cabinet to the hutch, I found one of my grandmothers tea cups broken. I have cared for these for over twenty five years and to find one broken is a little sad. It did have a small hairline crack down one side so I was expecting this to happen but it doesn't change the way I feel. This tea set has been used a lot for afternoon teas with friends and my daughters, as a matter of fact it has encouraged my beautiful girls to appreciate the beauty in setting a table with a cloth, making tea in a pot instead of a tea bag, serving some home baked goodies and just sitting and relaxing with friends and family. My daughters and I get together every few months just for this reason, its good to catch up with each other and discuss the things that have been happening in our busy lives.