The minute I saw that the Traveling Teapot was the Tardis and a Police Box, I knew where I would take it when it was my turn to host. My town has a police box in our downtown square!
So I set up a tea table and let the Tardis sit atop it so he could look out on Stoneham Square.
I invited Stoneham's finest but no takers. That would have been fun.
So, my sister Sheila, my friend Jeanne, and Kathy, the shop owner from the business behind the police box decided to take a few photos for you all. Kathy's business is housed in an architectural gem of a building.
I decided to go informal and use paper cups. They did have teapots on them. I did not want to risk breaking any of my precious tea cups plus I was lugging quite enough stuff already. The table, chairs, tea, camera, and of course that precious cargo, The Tardis.
Here's a sister's shot. The tea is Harrod's No. 42. My absolute favorite! It's not easy to procure a stash of Harrod's tea but I have quite a few tins thanks to the kindness of friends who have traveled to London.
Here's a closer look at the very happy Tardis who has found a kindred spirit in Stoneham's Police Box.
This Police Box is a replica of the original box which was not nearly as attractive.
Yes, our town is quite old and mainly known as a shoe town way back when.
You can probably enlarge the photo to read the history of the Police Box.
Here's the final view of the box as it looks across Main Street at another landmark The Stoneham Theatre. Another beautiful day in New England. Tardis has been so lucky with the weather.
Soon, it will look like this in Stoneham. This is the church that is closest to our Town Common. It always reminds me of a Currier and Ives painting. I thought I might share a few photos from my hometown. These were taken last Winter which was historic for snowfall in the Boston area.
The fire station in Stoneham is always decorated nicely at Christmas time. Santa is in the tower although you can't see him.
The Town Common is illuminated by colorful lights during the holidays.
We have a gazebo on the Common. I would love to see it lit up. This year a local realtor is teaming up with a landscaping company and we will have a skating rink in the Winter months.
Yes in that spot right there. There will be families making memories on the Common.
This will be the scene in a few short months but today we had sunshine and warm temperatures and for that I am thankful. Tomorrow we are meeting friends for afternoon tea in Framingham.
The journey continues for Tardis.