Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's White Wednesday - So here is some white!

I just cannot resist milk glass. My mother had some very nice pieces which I inherited. This particular piece she kept in her bathroom near her tub. She would display a pretty arrangement of dried flowers in it.
I gave it a good washing this evening
and pulled out the last of the wax paper she had used for her final arrangement.
(sigh..) But isn't it a pretty vase?

I linking over to
Faded Charm at
Go ahead... enjoy the whites!

It's "Second Time Around" time ...

I ran this picture once however it was recent and I'm still flying high from my really special find.

This Fostoria American punch bowl

I bought this at an antiques store in Austin, Texas recently for $50. There are twelve cups that go with it, however, they do not all match. Not a problem for me.
It has passed the test for being authentic Fostoria American and I
was amazed that when I started getting estimates on its value it was
close to $200.
If there was anything that has instilled the thrill of the hunt in me...
it is this punch bowl!

Run over to A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words
for some fun with

My Mother

My mother, grandmother and me

This picture was taken long ago, but I'm thinking today about all of the good times I had with my mother. She loved to cook and entertain. My mother worked at Texas A&M University with two wonderful positions there. In spite of her busy schedule, she found time to have friends over and thought nothing of
cooking a full course Italian dinner on a whim.
My mother passed away two years ago today.

Thank you, Mother, for so many wonderful memories
and setting the bar so high.