Along the sides of the table. . .
And at the edges, the vine and fruit pattern is elegant.
The other tablecloth is the same Ecru color in a floral pattern.
The sides are filled with flowers and gorgeous designs.
But I really love the corners!I found some old opera glasses in a little leather case.See their name? Turtle.I couldn't leave this little, old, silver ladle. It will be perfect in one of my gravy boats!I love the detail on the handle. Roses!I was thrilled to find each of these beautiful things but that wasn't my best find of the day. When I saw this box I had to check it out. Couldn't leave it there without seeing what was inside.Oh, my goodness! Look what I found.A delicate, exquisite tea set. Made in. . .Luncheon plates. . . cups and saucers. . .And a sweet little teapot! Service for four with a couple of extra plates and an extra saucer. Did you see the price? I couldn't believe my eyes. When I said I would take it our neighbor man said, 'Oh, I feel so much better about this!' He told me this little set had belonged to my dear little German neighbor lady's grandmother. He really didn't want her to sell it. Now he was pleased that I had it and would always treasure it.
I bought some other things through the day. Grandma books for my grandkids, some puzzles and games, a few Christmas ornaments, a tabletop tripod for my new camera and a darling little wooden storage chest that needs a bit of work before I show it to you. I know where it will go when it's finished. But you have to wait! I promise I'll show it to you.
Yesterday's adventures meant a lot to me. Because my dear mother felt good again and had such fun. And because I have some wonderful treasures that belonged to my sweet neighbor. Now how can you have a better day?