Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky: I love decorative sugar tongs

This post is shared with Trish's Tea Party Tuesday, Donna's Tuesday Tea Chat, Martha's Tea Cup TuesdayTerry's Tea Cup Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, What I Love Wednesday, Vintage Share the Love Wednesday, Woo Us To Your Blog. Be sure to link your Wordless Wednesday post below. I have a WW linky each week, so be sure to follow me if you want to easily find this weekly linky.


I grew up with sugar cubes, so there were always sugar tongs.  My favorite one to play with was the "crab" in the first picture.  I have fond memories of pinching sugar, my napkin, or a small toy, etc., all while I marveled at the mechanism in this French device. You hold your index and middle fingers below the metal insert in the middle, and you push with your thumb at the top.  It's similar to the mechanism in a ballpoint pen. It remains open as long as you push with your thumb, and grabs the sugar cube when you let go.

1. Love and Tea, 2. Russian Enameled Sugar Tongs, 3. sugar tongs, 4. vintage tongs

This lovely poem was attached to the main illustration with the teacup on the right .
Just think Summer's Day.  :-)

Love and Tea
I'm sending you love and tea,
To warm your winter's day.
Think of me as you pour your cup,
And all the good things we would say.
If we could be together now,
Instead of miles apart...
We'd sip our teas and memories,
As the sweet warmth fills the heart.
~Susan Young

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  1. Hi Joy,

    Great post today! Saw your early bird post on Twitter! Come join me too! :-)

    Twitter: @createwithjoy1

  2. So fancy! Very pretty pictures!

    Thanks for hosting Wordless Wednesday!

  3. Oh I love the photos and this beautiful poem!

  4. I didn't grow up with sugar tongs, and frankly didn't know what they were till few years ago. Now, i'm fascinated by them, especially after doing some tea parties. My favorites are ones I find at antique stores! Happy Wednesday!

  5. Wonderful pictures and beautiful poem, thanks for sharing!
    Happy Ww from the Netherlands

  6. What lovely accessories, I miss sugar tongs.

    (Pippaworld.com and AMothersRamblings.com)

  7. How fun! I've never used or even seen sugar tongs--what a fun accessory.

  8. Great post Joy. I haven't seen sugar cubes in a long time. I guess I am showing my age because I do remember when that was the way sugar was dispensed.

  9. How sweet! I'm bookmarking that poem, it's adorable. I imagine mailing some tea bags with that poem to someone special over the winter.

    Have an awesome day! Ally

  10. Very pretty! I love the sugar thongs. Hapyp Wednesday!

  11. Way to make tea even more of a ritual and celebration. I love.

  12. I love sugar tongs, too. My parents have a really nice vintage pair at their house. I need to go look for one of my own!

  13. Love your wordless Wednesday. You always have some great pics.

  14. How cool!

    Have a great Wednesday!

  15. oh my gosh, how cool is that? My grandma and great-grandma used sugar tongs because they were coffee drinkers, I haven't seen them in ages! Thanks for the sweet memory! I linked up from the Wordless Wednesday Linky Hop!


    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  16. I love the post, great photos.
    New follower from Wordless Wednesday.
    Hope you follow back.

  17. You have a great collection--Thanks for linking to the party at Share the Love Wednesday!

  18. What a dear poem! The tea cup you have in your photo is very pretty. I think the crab sugar tongs are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.


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