Tea Makes Everything Better- A Memorial

Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

This post is going to be a little emotional but also wonderful at the same time. In January of 2016 my neighbour purchased a gift card from me (my nail studio) for their grandmother. At the time, I had no idea what to expect when it came to meeting this woman or what going into the retirement home would be like. I was both impressed and touched when I met her.

Mani Time - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

She was 100 when I met her and impressively as sharp as a tack! She was hilarious and witty and quite upset that I didn’t bring blue nail polish with me! We settled on purple for both fingers and toe nails and I made her day! She had never had either painted before in her life so this was a truly wonderful experience for us both!

Pedi Time - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

After I left, she showed everyone in the home, the nurses and care staff all were shown her fancy new nails. Even her family members were told of her new found love of nail polish!

Showing off her nails - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

Her nails - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

Sadly in January of this year, she passed away, just shy of her 103 birthday! She was a strong woman and passed away peacefully and I am so happy I got to meet her!

While her family was going through her belongings, my neighbours sat down and picked out this teacup specially for me. It was truly a sweet gift and I was so honoured they thought of me!

Pretty Teacup - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

I knew I wanted to have the teacup on display but I couldn’t for the life of me think of the best way to pay tribute to her. Then it hit me. Jess from Julia’s Sister does crocheted plants in teacups all the time so off I went to ask for her help. Boy did she deliver!

Front View - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

Jess created the perfect little tribute to this sweet woman. I now have this little teacup flower set at my desk as a reminder of how strong this woman was and how I’ll continue to live my life as happy as she did!

Mega huge thanks to Jess for taking the time to make this special gift for me. I will forever be grateful to her for memorializing this special moment for me! Also thank you to Emily and Ian for giving me the opportunity to meet this incredible woman, I know she is truly loved and missed <3

Top View - Tea Makes Everything Better - The Little Bird Designs

If you are looking to create a special something out of a heirloom teacup, I highly recommend Jess! You can find her on Etsy and Instagram. <3

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