When I got married like my Mom, My Mother in law, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and GGGrandmother
you got presents of crystal. Crystal candy dishes, plates, vases, and stem ware.
I have enough to fill my paternal Grandmothers dining room table!
All of this pieces belonged to my Maternal ancestors.
And I had a dried hydrangea in the cabinet that held them that dropped all over every piece.
My Mom's Holly Fostoria, her crystal pattern
My Narvarre Blue Fostoria
pieces I bought over seas in Scotland
My favorite piece I bought in Austria
But all these pieces represent a memory, a treasure of all of us.
My too numerous to mention pieces of my Grandmothers
or the depression candy dish my Mom remembered always had candy in it on their coffee table when they lived in Detroit.
cut crystal glasses belonging to my GGrandmother passed down through the generations.
Who all drank out of them for birthday and holiday gatherings?
Pieces Grandma found important enough to write a note on.
Her 50th anniversary gift or a piece from a favorite Aunt
I cleaned each piece with love and care.
rose bowls and fostoria vases
My waterford, wedding presents
Grandma's delicate Dogwood pitcher
candy dishes, cake plates, creamer and sugar sets
some pieces I am not sure of the age, but know from the design and glass they are old
Finally all put back together in the pecan wood cabinet my sweet
Mother in law gave to me when she moved.
I knew it would be perfect to display the pieces.
Great Grandmother Nina
GGGGrandmother Keziah might be happy with where there
treasures are displayed today.
Mom and I at the London Ritz Tea room
Glad I come from a line of women that appreciate the finer things of life and knew to keep them!