Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gifts That Made Me Smile

My sweet daughter, has a genuine love of antiques.
I put it down to all those years her dad and myself spent endless Sunday afternoons rambling the aisles of our local antique malls, despite her protesting, a seed was planted.

I in turn now reap the rewards of her passion, she has an adeptness of choosing the most beautiful pieces of dinnerware, and utilitarian pieces.

On Christmas Day she gave me this set of Liberty Blue, English Staffordshire dishes. All displaying Historic Colonial scenes, such as the one shown Independence Hall.
The 'blue' is just stunningly beautiful.

Next she added more dishes to my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village collection.
Eight of the Winter scene square side plates.

Last but not least, a gorgeous silver and glass pedestal cake plate,
the middle piece is made of etched quartz glass and shines like the North Star.

Thank you sweet baby girl.


Sharon Rose said...

Oh Jo,
This is so precious. I love that she gave you these treasures.

But what warms my heart is that you called your daughter "sweet baby girl". That is what my Godmother, who has picked up where my Mom left off when she died calls me.

There is nothing sweeter and more comforting and safe than when she calls me that. It lets me know I still belong.

Sharon said...

She got you just what you like the best! I love the blue, but those winter scene square plates, well, there are something!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow---your daughter did great... What fabulous gifts... I love the blue china with those colonial scenes... Gorgeous!!!!

Hope you are feeling better.

George said...

You certainly do have a sweet daughter. I like those blue plates.

L. D. said...

They are all so beautiful.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

All such beautiful collections !

Stella Jones said...

Lovely gifts Jo. Where did you get the crackers?
Blessings Star

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Star: The Christmas crackers came from HomeGoods, they are Spode. We had a baker's dozen, but all but two were pulled on Christmas Day :)

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi there.
I love the pictures on your blog.
I too am British and was transplanted in Canada.
Love your friendly village china too, I also collect them.

Anonymous said...

Oh my ...I LOVE the Liberty Blue! I haven't seen that before. And the Johnson Brothers pieces are beautiful too. Your daughter has excellent taste.
This is my first time visiting your blog and it is very nice here! I'll be back for sure : )

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Oh Jo it all looks so beautiful! How wonderful that your daughter knows just what you love, it all looks perfect!
Have a very happy New Year's eve and may you and your family have the best year ever in 2011!
Tina xo

Barbara Anne said...

What lovely gifts to use, to treasure, and to delight your heart for years to come! Your thoughtful daughter chose well!! She knows what you like!

Ta for sharing these beautiful gifts with us.

Hope you're feeling lots better.


Custom Comforts said...

What a wonderful daughter you have! So thoughtful and knowing just what you love. You've raised a good girl ~ isn't that all every parent wants. My daughter gave me the grandest of gifts for Mother's Day this year ~ a trip to Baltimore to see the running of the Preakness Stakes. She knows how much I love horse racing. It is a memory I'll never forget. I know just how pleased you must be with her generosity and thoughtfulness.

MadSnapper said...

you are blessed with a daughter that is a treasure. these are all very beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

How lovely, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and your sweet daughter has excellent taste, just like her Mum :) Happy New Year to you all Jo.

Louise said...

Loveliest gift of all is that you and your daughter are so attuned that she knows what you would like.

Unknown said...

What lovely treasures, Jo. Everything looks so lovely & inviting. Hope your Christmas celebration was full of joy & warmth.

Thank you for a wonderful year of friendship, I so look forward to getting to know you better in the upcoming new year.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Christine said...

What a thoughtful and loving daughter you have Jo! She gave you some wonderful pieces for your collections. The cake plate is to die for, it's so lovely.

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful and elegant. She definitely has an eye. It is such a gorgeous historical plate. I love the color and detail. Very beautiful! She definitely learned from you! I hope you had a great Christmas. - Miss Daisy

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What a lucky girl you are! I just love all your dishes!! I've begun collecting Blue Willow just recently in honor of my maternal grandmother since they were her everyday (and only) dishes. My sister-in-law has the entire set of Friendly Village and I absolutely adore them.

Life is bittersweet, full of joy, intermingled with some sorrow. I love how you recounted all the important events that occurred during the year for your family. I would say that celebrating 40
yrs. of marriage is quite a joy
and the arrival of Oliver is such a blessing. I truly believe that the Lord brings us such "gifts" that appear as chance arrivals. Always enjoy visiting your blog--it is a treat!
Love & Peace to you in the coming year!

Michael said...

What great thoughtful gifts from a very fine daughter. Aren;t you glad you planted those seeds when you did?