Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thanks Mom!


Yesterday I received two giant boxes of the most delightful family heirlooms from my mother.


Many of the items belonged to my great-great grandmother but some are older than that.
I had just been thinking how much I want more blue and white porcelain to display.

You had me at Greek key

It was like Christmas in October.


there was quite a bit of Wedgewood jasperware, both light and dark.



There is one piece of Wedgewood that has fascinated me from my earliest memories.


As a child,I imagined it must hold a very narrow, tall and certainly delectable cake but it is, in fact, a cheese dome.
It is one of my very favorite things that my great-grandmother had on display.


Mom also sent along a set of these small, fetching plates. They make me want to bake a cake and have a party.


This isn't even the entire haul of goodies.


Thanks Mom!

16 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

Opph that IS the motherlode (so to speak!) What fun, the pieces are beautiful and that they have meaning is even better. Can't wait to see where they end up in your home!

Karena Albert said...

Dear Kerry
You cannot even put a price on these, sentimentally or monetarily! Very very valuable! Gorgeous!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

ArchitectDesign™ said...

LOVE the cheese dome - nice! The little cake plates are so fun too - pretty!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Good work mom!!! I'm happy to give you my address too if she has any extra goodies she wants to share. :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Now that must of been fun...you got some great pieces...love the last jar

Pura Vida said...

wow...what a mother! love this booty!

Kristen Alcorta said...

So fun! Love all the pieces!

Elizabeth Day said...

This would be Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, and an every-day-I-love-you gift from your sweet Mom. What a treasure to have and to be able to enjoy for years to come and then pass on to your own children.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Those 2 giant boxes were meant for me. Want that Stilton cheese dome and stand!!!! You lucky girl :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

PS - Can't wait to see the entire collection displayed!

Kim said...

Oh how fun!! I cannot even imagine how fun to open these packages!! xo

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful gesture for your Mom to bestow on you!
You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful Mom!
I remember a lot of the Wedgwood, but can't recall the darker version.
I know you will treasure these wonderful pieces......

Stacey said...

These are beautiful! You should link to Jennifer's blue and white series! Also, just saw your painting that you did for her daughter. Love it! Beautiful colours too!

Henhurst Interiors said...

I love your new collection - I think Wedgewood is fabulous and the cheese dome is to die for!!
All best,
Phyllis

Kimberly Lemmon said...

What a great Mom. A girl can't have too much blue & white!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Wow, what a lovely surprise package! These are lovely pieces and so special. Im glad you will have them for your girls to grow up with and learn the stories about them. Enjoy!
xo Nancy