My Emma Bridgewater Breakfast Cup


Outside my window, Valentine’s Day is a study in white.
The ground, the street, the trees, already groaning under
the weight of prior snowfalls, are being burdened yet again.
A swirling, blowing, drifting burden fueled by blizzard level winds.
Turning away from the window, I catch sight of my teacup
and with a surge of delight, the storm is forgotten.
Thanks to my sweet, kind, thoughtful husband, a gift
he knew I wanted is now sitting on my counter.
A coveted Emma Bridgewater breakfast cup made in
Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands is now mine.

Impossible not to smile at the polka dot pattern.
A cheerful reminder of all that is good in spite

of the unrelenting winter outside our doors.


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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