Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Than Just a Gift

For Christmas it is just my husband,
myself, my brother and my sister law that gather now.

My Mom use to be the one that had the Holiday
dinner and opening of the gifts.

I have been so excited to show you the
treasured gift my dear SIL gave me.

Look at this wonderful silver creamer and sugar.
I have never seen one like this one before?

Why was this such a precious gift....

It belonged to my SIL dear Mother.
She said she found it when cleaning out a cabinet,
and she knew I would appreciate it and that
her Mother would be happy for me to have it.

My SIL mother was such a special, caring and giving woman.
After my Mother died, she would occasionally have a gift for me,
a little Rudolph and one time a beautiful crystal
creamer and sugar.

It is English silver from the Cheltenham silver company.

I think it pairs well with my sterling silver sugar tongs my
Mom gave me one year for Christmas.

For right now I have them on my Dining room table, with my
silver compote and my silver English salt and pepper set.

It was the best of gifts, because it was a gift from the heart.
Thank you Sara, I loved your Mom and I love you too.


LV said...

You were definitely very fortunate and blessed receiving these treasures.

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, that is a beautiful piece and how thoughtful your SIL is! Happy New Year.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That is a lovely piece...for many reasons!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, Ann, what a beautiful piece and such a thoughtful gift! I would treasure it always. I really like those tongs, too!

Cindy said...

I've never seen a sugar and creamer like this. It's lovely. What a perfectly thoughtful gift!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a great gift! I've never seen anything like it. I'm sure you're the perfect person to have this special piece. Good job by your SIL!

Happy New Year!

C'est moi Claudette said...

A gift from the heart that will be cherished forever Ann. How wonderful. It certainly goes with your mom's things. What a beautiful SIL.
I can see this set as your table top focal point.
I just had a piece of toast and thought how pretty it would be with the "ma maman" jam in your pretty dish. I know it's a sugar and creamer, but who says you have to put that in it??? ; )

Gail said...

What a beautiful gift from your SIL that you will no doubt treasure forever! Your display is gorgeous.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely thought! I wish I was more thoughtful like that. Tete's always so good at it! You're the best person to have these things since you really treasure them and the person who gave it!!! Hoping to see you more in the New Year!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

This is such a special gift and it's so lovely too. It's a double blessing, something beautiful and special because of who owned it before.

High Street Cottage said...

It's lovely, I love that it has it's own carrier.
There is something really special about Silver on the table and especially when given by someone you love.

Jann Olson said...

What a precious gift. Yes, I'm sure your sisters MIL is smiling at you knowing how much love you will give your new treasure.

Richard Cottrell said...

It's beautiful. Those English and there tea. Thanks for sharing. It is a great gift. Richard from My Old Historic House.

GardenofDaisies said...

It's beautiful!!! I love the glow of silver.

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Really a wonderful gift! Unusual and elegant!

Queenie said...

This is so pretty and those gifts from the heart are the best...your SIL sounds like a wonderful lady and a treasure to you :) Glad you all could spend the holidays together Ann. Happy New Year!
Big hugs,

Babs said...

Oh Ann, that is a beautiful piece and so unusual to have the creamer and sugar on a little stand. Love it, and I know you'll use it with love. Your sugar tongs are gorgeous also...perfect with your new piece.

ann said...

What a beautiful gift. You will treasure it and enjoy using it for many celebrations.

Donna said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! And a perfect addition to your silver collection, too! Gifts from the heart are the best gifts of all:)!

Shirley said...

WOW!!! what a wonderful treasure..
A gift from the heart is always the best gift. How perfect for you!
Happy new year!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You are a lucky girl. Your SIL knows you very well. The silver piece is totally you. Have a great weekend!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a lovely gift and cherished keepsake - and what a dear SIL you have to give you something that is so very dear to her. I lost my daddy last year and these things become even more sweet and precious.

Happy VTT,

Cathy said...

What a beautiful gift, and a lovely story to go with it. Thank you for sharing : )

Jeanne said...

Ann, This is a beautiful gift and most of all, the best part is how much you are loved. I love your sweet post today.
xo, Jeanne

C. Joy said...

I love gifts that have a history. How thoughtful of your SIL. Your silver collection looks good. Enjoy.

Tete said...

The very best kind of gift. It will be loved and safe with you.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Just a really special gift. I know you will cherish it. It is a wonderful piece!

Honey at 2805 said...

How exciting to receive such a very special gift from your thoughtful SIL!

Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Your silver ware looks gorgeous together! Lovely gift from you SIL! Happy New Year! xo