Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pinch Me, Please!

I think I’m dreaming. Would you pinch me, please, and see if I’m awake? I’m in a bit of shock, you see. A couple of days ago, during an afternoon visit with my dear friend, Mrs. B., she surprised me with a gift that I could hardly believe! I am – suddenly! – the owner of something I admired a few months ago. Do you remember when my yellow depression glass was on display at Historic Deepwood Estate, the gorgeous, Victorian estate not far from my home? You can read about it here. As I entered the first room at the top of the stairs on the second floor I’m sure what I saw took my breath away! I didn’t know who owned the gorgeous china that was displayed with some of my yellow glass. But I LOVED it the moment I saw it.

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Even though the signs around the room said, ‘Please do not touch’ I just couldn’t help myself. Don’t tell anyone – I picked up a piece or two, gently held it and looked at every detail and then I turned it over to see if I could find the maker and the pattern. SPODE! I decided right then and there to keep my eyes open for pieces like this when I was out and about. I hoped someone would have some pieces in their garage sale (and not know what they had!) – or that I would find it in one of my antiquing/thrifting excursions.

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Where is this gorgeous china now? That was my surprise. It is at my home – on display in the corner hutch in my dining room!

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Yes, it’s mine! Mine? Yes, mine! I can hardly believe it. It’s not on loan - I don’t have to return it after awhile. I can use it when I want to or stand and look at it whenever I want to. And I have plans to use it soon. Real soon.

Pinch me. Please! Pinch me to see if I’m dreaming. If I am, please don’t let me wake up!

(You can see my hutch before these gorgeous dishes were added here.)

16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I don't know how that happened but I'm so glad it did - congratulations! blessings, marlene

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  2. What beautiful, beautiful china and you are very deserving of it...it looks so nice in the corner cabinet ~ enjoy!

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  3. Hooray for you!!!! You deserve it! So beautiful!
    Love to you my friend!

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  4. WOW! Just beautiful they are. What an amzing blessing. God knew youd love them and care for them. Enjoy! Loved your post.

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  5. How wonderful for you! Such beautiful china! Love it in your cabinet ...

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    Giveaway ends Feb.11th

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  6. So fabulous. What beautiful china, the pattern is wonderful and I love the yellow color. Gorgeous in your china cabinet. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Yay ~ you must be soooo excited. Those dishes are beautiful...enjoy ;-)

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  8. Hello Adrienne!
    What a beautiful set of Spode! And what a generous thoughtful kindness to receive it as a gift! Yellow is such a happy, joyful color and combined with the delicate rose-a pretty delight for your home to enjoy always. How it makes your lovely corner cabinet pop! I know that must have been a special day!
    Have a wonderful week! With Love from the cabin,
    Claudia

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  9. The china is so beautiful and looks wonderful in your china cabinet :)

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  10. How beautiful the Florentine yellow depression glass looks with the Spode china. Everything is so cheerful and pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. How wonderful! What a lovely gift, for a very deserved person! It looks beautiful in your home.
    xo
    Penny

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  12. Bright and cheerful - just like you! What a wonderful gift! Now, don't forget to use the too, not just admire in your cabinet, LOL!

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  13. So beautiful! It looks gorgeous in the cabinet! I am so happy for you!

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  14. How beautiful!! I'm so happy for you. Your cabinet looks complete.

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  15. They are gorgeous! Lucky you! Love yellow and have never seen these.

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  16. Oh my goodness dear friend, what a special treat to be given something so very beautiful! These really are lovely and so "you"! I am so happy for you:>)

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