I want to thank you all so much for the heart-felt comments you left me yesterday! I read every single one of them and so did my dad! We appreciate your kindness so very much at this difficult time in our lives!!!
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This week for Show and Tell I decided to share some of my favorite things my mom has given me over the years. Most of you have probably already seen these before but I felt the need to do a little tribute to my mom. She was so generous and was always giving me her beautiful treasures!
Linens...she loved old linens and so did her mother. I have so many of my mom's old linens. She bought these at flea markets and thrift stores over many years. The photo above is just a very small sample of my collection of old linen and lace tablecloths.
My mom shipped me these beautiful old sterling silver salt and pepper shakers awhile back. My mom loved silver. I have fond memories of polishing it as a child. I actually liked polishing silver back then!
My mom bought this chintz teacup set on a vacation with my dad at Niagara Falls in the 1940s. I remember this teacup in my mom's china cabinet as a child. When chintz became a popular collectable in the 90s my mom gave me this. I treasure it...it was the start of my collection.
I just had to include my absolute favorite thing my mom has ever given me (besides her love of course). It's my tiered stand! I've had many people email and offer quite a bit of money for this but I could never part with it.
A lot of you have heard the story behind this already but I'm going to tell it again because I know there are some of you that just found my blog.
My mom bought this in a little shop at Disneyland in the 1960s. I remember her buying it! It was about $100, which was a lot of money back then! My mom loved it and had to have it. I remember standing there watching my mom and the sales lady remove all the ceramic lemons they had displayed in it. My mom really loved those ceramic lemons but it would have been too expensive to buy all those too. Growing up, this tiered dish was either in our formal dining room, either on the table or on the buffet. Now it's in my home and I treasure it...even more so now!
It's funny...about a month ago I was on the phone with my mom and she asked if the tiered dish was okay because she hadn't seen any recent photos of it on my blog. I told her that someone actually left me a rude comment because I used to photograph it so much. It's just such a great piece that can be "decorated" so many ways. I plan to finally put up some Easter decor soon so I'll probably be showing it again next week with some eggs in it!
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