Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Special Gift

 Hi Friends...Happy Monday!
   Last week my mom asked me if I could do her a favor and drop something off at a friends house for her since I was going to be in the area. Joann and my mom have been BF's since they were in their twenties...50 years of friendship! JoJo (that's what we call her) is family to us! When I walked into her house there were two bins near her front door...she said these are for you.
 
 Was I surprised when I opened the bins and saw these beauties wrapped inside...I think I squeezed the life out of her LOL!! 
They're made by Wedgewood & Co. England they even have a trade mark # on them. She received this 8 piece setting for her bridal shower 53 years ago.
 I couldn't wait to get them home and play house...I knew they were going to be displayed in my dining room hutch.
 The set also came with two different size serving platters and two bowls.
 The pretty boxwood topiary I added I won a few months back from my friend Ron's giveaway The Uptown Acorn 
 These are the bowls.
  She said she knew I would love these(boy was she right!)...she remembered seeing the red transferware plates I have hanging around my dining room mirror.
 


 I changed the display on top of my hutch too. I added my ginger jar filled with some of my hydrangea clippings along with my grandmothers bread basket.

  I absolutely love the way these pieces look in my hutch! 
Thank you JoJo I will cherish them forever xoxo!!
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51 comments:

Judy K said...

What an amazing and generous gift. They are beautiful, but what is even more beautiful is that someone so close to your family gave them to you. What a special, special gift. They look gorgeous in your home.

Stacey said...

That's so sweet! Those dishes meant the world to her and she shared with you. They are beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are beautiful, Martina! I love transferware, too. I probably would have let out a squeal or something on being gifted with these.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful surprise you got! Those dishes are so perfect in your dining room. I know you'll enjoy using them over the holidays too.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a wonderful gift to receive. I have some red transferware, but it is new. The vintage pieces are just so beautiful!

Calypso In The Country said...

They are gorgeous and go perfectly in your dining room! What a lovely gift!
-Shelley

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What a special gift! They are beautiful and even more so being they are from family!
Hope you'll share at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Ron said...

OMG, Martina! What a surprise. They are perfect in your hutch. Perfect!!!! You are one lucky gal. Oh! I love the topiary too.

chateau chic said...

What a LOVELY gift, Martina! They truly are beautiful and something I know you'll cherish since they're from "family." The set of dishes look beautiful in your hutch.
Mary Alice

Divine Theatre said...

Such a lovely, generous gift! She knew how much you would appreciate them, Martina!

xo

Andie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
WOW...they are so pretty and best of all, they were given to you by this special lady in your life. So glad that I came to see them.

Blessings,
Linda

Barbara said...

Oh Martina those dishes are simply gorgeous!!! What a gift...and how special a gift to boot! They are in the most perfect hands...or should I say perfect hutch because they look magnificent! So happy you are their new owner...what a perfect choice!
XO Barbara

Pamela said...

Lovely gift Martina! She most likely passed them on to you knowing you would appreciate them and care for them. They are beautiful!!!

Pamela xo

Debbiedoos said...

Oh how pretty are those dishes. LOVE how you displayed them Martina. BTW, you are going to laugh when you visit Nana Diana today.

kitty said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift you received! I would be thrilled beyond words!

Angela Santaniello said...

That is such a sweet gift & they look gorgeous in your dining room!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Loveeee that transferware!

Diane said...

Lucky, lucky girl, they're beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

It's official! I am officially jealous that you have more pieces than I do! I LOVE red transferware. What a wonderful, wonderful surprise. I bet you about fell over. Aren't friends grand? xo Diana

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh your dishes are stunning. I really really love them and they look so good in your hutch. JoJo is such a wonderful friend to give them to you to enjoy.
Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! You will treasure them and enjoy them now! How special!

Melinda Hartzog said...

What a special and beautiful gift! I know you will think of her every time you use or look at those gorgeous dishes...so sweet!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great gift, and a beautiful addition to your home.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Wow! I say a special gift!! I know that you will treasure these. They are absolutely beautiful!

Jeannie Marie said...

Did your heart just burst with joy? I know!! How wonderful is that to receive such a beautiful gift!

Andrea said...

What a great gift! I love transferware and these look perfect in your home

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

These are gorgeous, Martina! What a precious, sentimental gift. I'm sure these dishes will be enjoyed by you for the next 53 years! :)

Kim M said...

What a lovely gift~ you are a very lucky lady! I absolutely adore the set and you have done it up right in your beautiful display!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! Red and white transferware never goes out of style. Love your pieces. I have some antique ones as well.

Scribbler said...

Ooooh! Lucky lucky you!!

The dishes look gorgeous in your DR. Enjoy them!

Debra Oliver said...

what a wonderful surprise!! they look beautiful in your hutch!!

Bliss said...

Now that is an awesome gift!

Cynthia said...

OMG Martina, what a gift!! I would have fainted. These dishes are just stunning. What a lucky thing and wonderful gesture to happen for you!!!

Cynthia

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just such a beautiful and meaningful collection!

bj said...

How wonderful to receive such a gift. They look just beautiful in your hutch.
Thanks so much for coming by to visit..and following. I follow you on Google Friends and Linky. ;)
xo bj

Sarah said...

A special gift for a special lady! Obviously JoJo adores you and treasures the friendship she has shared with your mom and you all these years. It's a very generous gift, and I suspect her heart is filled with joy knowing that you will love and treasure this set as much as she has through the years. The do look beautiful in your hutch. Just think of all the pretty tablescapes these can star in! ~ Sarah

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge said...

What a wonderful and special gift! I love red transferware, and they look perfect in your hutch. Now I want to go play house with dishes too. Thanks for sharing. ~ Angie

mississippi artist said...

What a wonderful gift-she must be a very special lady. They really do look wonderful in your hutch.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Martina, what an honor to be the keeper of these dishes! Your friend knew how much you would love and treasure them and I'm sure that gives her pleasure, as well. They look marvelous in your hutch and I can also see them on a Christmas table!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are so right...what a very special gift from a very special person!...the plates are gorgeous and look great in your hutch!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I would have screamed for joy also

Cindy said...

Oh my, what a sweet thing for your mother's friend to do. They look beautiful in your hutch!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a sweet thing to do and I'm sure glad the china is going to be treasured. I adore transferware too and have 4 plates in that pattern.

The French Hutch said...

What a special gift from a very special person in your life. I’m sure she is thrilled to see how beautiful they look displayed in your cabinet. Just beautiful and what a wonderful story.........

~Emily

Pamela said...

Martina those are just fabulous! What a special surprise that was for sure. Thanx for sharing at THT! A double treasure to share!:)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a sweet surprise! I know you will treasure them years to come! Looks gorgeous in your hutch! I love transferware, they look pretty in every room:)Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

must love junk said...

How special! And they look gorgeous in your hutch!
Susan

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Gorgeous!!! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the showcase so you can check out your feature. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_27.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

xinex said...

Wow! What a wonderful gift from a dear friend. There are so gorgeous, Martina. Lucky you!...Christine

Judy K said...

I love these and I love the story behind them too. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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