Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Show and Tell

This weeks show and tell is somewhat bitter-sweet. My dear friend Shirley is moving away into a much smaller house and has decided to simplify her life by getting rid of things she doesn't use frequently. So she has given me some pieces of her grandmothers crystal.Shirley gave me this platter and small bowl a couple of years ago for my birthday. She said she never used it and kept it packed away. Knowing how much I like to entertain, she gave it to me. I can't tell you how many times I have used it. It is perfect for a fruit tray. Isn't the etching beautiful?

It really is hard to get a picture of crystal to show up well in a photo! This is the bud vase that she gave me this week, holding some of the tulips from my garden. I love the shape of this vase.

And last but not least, here is what I call a "pickle" dish. But wouldn't crimson colored cranberry sauce look beautiful in it! I am really going to miss her living nearby, but she has decided to retire and move closer to her daughter and grandsons and I know she is going to love that and if we meet half way it won't be too much of a drive for us to see each other occasionally too.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend!




Linda said...

What pretty pieces from your friend, I know each time you use them you will think of her and your great times together. Linda

Simply Heart And Home said...

What beautiful crystal pieces. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Wildflower Cabin said...

Very beautiful crystal pieces, Linda! Not only pretty to look at and useful in entertaining, but a wonderful reminder of the friendship you share with your friend! I hope you can meet halfway and visit often with her! Can you imagine how much chatter there will be trying to catch up on all the news!? :o)

Jaderocks said...

Beautiful crystal. I'm sure that Shirley knew that you would take good care and love these pieces and that's why she graced you with them. Your tulips are beautiful. Pass the cranberry sauce please.

Gattina said...

Very beautiful pieces ! How generous of her !

A Hint of Home said...

I love the detail on the pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

You're right - these lovely treasures are a mixed blessing! I know you'll miss her, but will think of her every time you use them.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back any time.

MammyT said...

Sorry you are losing the closeness of your friend. The crystal is very nice. I know you'll enjoy using it.

Kathy said...

Oh, Linda, I understand what you are feeling. My life long closest friend moved about 1,500 miles away 7 years ago. Don't let the move change your friendship too much. You will just have to learn to make the most of your visits together - more phone calls and
e-mails and maybe even a few weekend shopping trips a year! A good friend is a rare thing so you and your friend will find a way to make it work. Your crystal is beautiful and a great representation of your friendship.
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

The Apron Queen said...

Your friend knows you will cherish these treasures. Very beautiful.

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Tiffany said...

She must love you alot to give you pieces of her grandmother's crystal!Blessings on your continued friendship. Tiffany (at ushouldbesolucky)

Jewelgirl said...

What a great friend, I am so sorry
she's moving! I hope your bloggie
friends can keep you smiling! :)

Kelli said...

Such beautiful crystal pieces, Linda! The detail is lovely and I know you will treasure them!

Mountain Mama said...

You have some lovely treasures to remember your friend by. I love those lovely tulips too. The pale pink one looks like cotton candy!