Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mom and Daddy's Wedding Presents and Gold Card Award

Mom was so proud of the Spode and crystal that she and Daddy received as wedding presents. She kept the Spode in the China closet. I can remember her washing it carefully in between uses. As she did, she would talk about her and Daddy's courtship, wedding, and honeymoon. Mom always used the Spode for holidays and special occasions. I inherited Mom's Spode and crystal and continue her tradition of using it. Somehow carrying on Mom's traditions makes me feel very close to Mom and Daddy.

Beautiful Donna from Donna's Den at presented me with the BFF Gold Card. Donna, thank you so much. I am proud to display the Gold Card on my sidebar.
This award comes with some rules which are as follows:

l. You may choose five people/blogs to give the award to.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be a new follower of your blog or live in another part of the world.

Here are the recipients of the Gold Card. Please visit them and experience their talent and ingenuity.

Mama Bear of, Cookie Sunshine at, Bo of, Nancy of, and Kim of


Cookie Sunshine said...

Dear Sweetie,

I was stopping by for a visit this morning and had no idea that I would see my name! Thank you for the very sweet award. You are so dear.

Your Mother's china and crystal is so beautiful. What a treasure. I remember when I was first married and my husband and I had chosen our good china, my Mother made me promise that we would use it every Sunday, even if we were eating hot dogs. We were still in school at the time and that is exactly what we did. Every Sunday our Lennox china and Waterford crystal came out and we set the table with the only two place settings of sterling silver that we owned. Very was either hot dogs or spaghetti.

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks, Sweetie.

Kathy said...

I came over by the way of Bears In Exile. I'm just out blog hopping this morning, was reading through your blog so I thought I would pause for a moment to let you know you had a visitor. I am enjoying my visit, you have a very nice blog.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Linda said...

Hi Sweetie...your mom's dishes are so lovely, wonderful pieces to cherish. I have my granma's china and when I use them I have wonderful memories of family gatherings and happy times too...hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

First, thanks for the award, i will post it when I get back. I love your Mom's china. I have only a couple pieces from my Mom. They never had money for anything really good but I have a hugh fruit bowl and I love it. If Heidi didn't live so far away, she would have it. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sweetie, wanted you to know how much I admire your blog. It gave me chills though to read about your daughter. How cruel. I'm from a big family and my dad was from a family of 15, so family gatherings have always been a big event in my upbringing. I want to add you to my blog list if you don't mind. It is a beautiful blog you have made.


Bo said...

Hi dear Sweetie...I'm always so glad to drop by your blog and lo & behold I see you've given me an award...THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! I'm so proud to read of the love behind your parent's treasures...wish I could have said the same...but my mother left my wonderful dad, my 2 brothers and me when I was only 7 years old...supposedly for the man of her dreams only to be dumped by him later on...what goes around comes around, huh?!

Shabby Kim said...

Oh Sweetie, you are just the best!! I am so honored that you chose me as one of your receipients for the BFF Gold Card Award. It means so much to me that you would do that. What a great new friend you are. Hugs to you!!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you Sweetie for coming to visit me, Also, for adding me to your list. Sign my guestbook when you visit me sometime, if you like, I would love to be near an Amish community, I'll bet they have some good foods for sale.


Anonymous said...

I tried to leave a post for you and it would take, so I answered you on my blog