I have a great fondness for libraries. So when I was recently approached about sponsoring a tea at my neighborhood library, I was happy to oblige. The small area of Norwalk, Connecticut where I live, called Rowayton, is fortunate to have one of the nicest little libraries around. They always have an interesting array of free events like book talks, storytimes and speakers. I was asked to host one of their Tuesday afternoon teas in mid March where I'll bring freshly baked scones and do a little tea talk. I'll also host a children's tea on a Saturday morning complete with a tea time etiquette lesson.
To bring attention to these events, in early March I'll display some of my tea collectibles in the libraries two display cases. And when the library's director mentioned she needed something to fill the cases for February, I offered my son's wind-up toy collection.
Here is Jacob's collection displayed in the cases and paired with colorful children's books . . .
Until a few years ago, Jacob had these cool toys on a shelf in his room. But he preferred to use the shelf space for CDs, so the toys went up to our attic. I was happy to get them down, dust them off and let them be enjoyed by the patrons of the Rowayton Library.