Everyday is a Sunday

Recently I came to find out that, after three years of working at that company, my contract was not renewed. This was of course not the best news to receive, and so it was that I found myself sitting in my living room in the middle of the day on a weekday.

I realized that I needed some well deserved rest, therefor it took me a while to blog about something, basically because I didn’t do a lot the first few weeks. But now I have decided to treat every day like a sunday, and take it as it comes… and so I started to bake again, which will follow later…

Now I get the chance to do things I could not do before, such as visit the secondhand shop around the corner of my house, where I scored these beautiful cups, as I was looking for some plates and cups for when I photograph food. I love the finesse of these cups, they’re all hand painted, and at least 30 years old.

At the moment I use them, when I have an afternoon cup of tea, read Haruki Murakami‘s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, while Miles Davis fills my house with Jazz.

  1. great photos and post, I love the idea of every day being a Sunday!

    1. ha ha, it’s not always great, but at those enjoyable moments, yeah, then it’s totally worth it! 🙂 thanks

  2. They are mind blowing – you did, indeed, score well.

    1. Thank you so much!! I was just reading your http://stowell.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/got-home-after-midnight-look-what-happened-to-the-car-and-where-are-my-rats/
      which was another great one! ok, enough feathers for now…

  3. Sorry your contract wasn’t renewed, it sucks when stuff like that happens when you don’t expect it! But you are making great use of your time and it’s great you’re taking time off for yourself! Lovely cups :))

    1. Hey Kristina, thanks! and yes it does suck, but then again it might lead to something better, we’ll see 🙂

  4. I really like that tea cup in your top picture. I just came home from my first visit to a flea market where I was hoping to find something like that, but unfortunately no success. I didn’t think to try second hand shops, so thanks for that inspiration!

    1. yeah, I’m happy with them too! the advantage of a second hand shop is that there are hundred people bringing their stuff, but you can also bring in things you don’t want anymore and make some money 🙂

  5. Bone china never looked this exciting! love the cups and patterns

    1. thanks! yes, are they not the cutest 🙂 how small things like this can make you feel so happy

  6. love the tea cup photos, they look amazing.

    1. thank you! yes, they are too sweet…!!

  7. I like these photos too. Sorry to hear about your lost job, but I think your attitude to that loss absolutely right. We all need money of course – as in “Money isn’t important until I haven’t got enough of it” – but there are far, far, far more things of importance in life than work.
    In the Straight Story, Alvin Straight is an old man who rides a lawnmower across America to see his dying brother (its a true story) – and I can’t remember the exact words, but Alvin says that he has been thinking about what’s really worthwhile in life, and he compares it to threshing corn, where he keeps the corn but “lets the chaff fall away” – where the chaff is all of the things in life that, his having reached old age, are not important to him.
    I’m not young any more too, and I find myself thinking just like Alvin >>> and photography is very important to me as a means of creative expression and I really value WordPress and Twitter as means of getting out what I want to say, and as means of meeting like minds worldwide – like you! So get to it. Work is a source of money, but it doesn’t >>>have to mean more to you than that if you don’t want it to. Good pictures! FATman

    1. hey FATman, yes, you always realize these things later in life, I’m 30 now, but it was only till recently that I realized that it’s just a job, and it’s not worth it to worry TOO much about it.
      Thanks for the wise words !!!

  8. I love those cups so much! I’ve always wanted to read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles – is it good?

    1. So far so good, but I’ve only read about 30 pages, and I’m not a quick reader. But I like his writing style, once I know for sure I’ll let you know.

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