All of these goodies showed up in one of the many boxes shipped to us from Tony's parents in Australia. I just love these dishes with their textured leaves and beautifully painted flowers. The cake plate and serving spatula are too pretty to be used by a klutz like me! Can you see the packing tape holding the two together? The yellow condiment dish carries on the textured leaf motif. Love them!
The quilted heart and the Holly Hobby egg were gifts from my Aunt Mollie. She gave me the egg when my age was still in single digits! The heart was made from a quilt that was made by my great grandmother. The quilt was damaged beyond repair. This was a wonderful way of keeping the art of the quilt alive. This means so much more to me now that I am a quilter and know how much work goes into making one. The decanters were given to Tony and me by my Aunt Katie when we got married. The crystal is beautiful, but the wine inside had turned to vinegar. They are all shined up and empty this time! The Victorian vase came from my great GREAT grandmother on my dad's side. Inside the vase is a list of women who have owned it...including me. I was thrilled when Rick said he wanted to be the next name on the list. You got it, Babe!
Next week, I'll work on the cabinet tops on the left side of the kitchen...maybe!
NOTE: There are no incriminating photos of the dust, cobwebs or vinegar wine! Thank heavens!!