Whew! What a crazy blog title but I promise it will make a little more sense at the end of this post.
If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know that recently we moved my mom from her home of 40 years into assisted living. That means getting rid of a lot of stuff. My wonderful sister Betsy (Bets, you’re the best) has spent the last 5 weekends at mom’s house with me and we’ve sorted, packed, and had a few teary moments going through all mom’s things. It’s so hard to disassociate yourself emotionally and you finally decide you can’t keep EVERYTHING so you just do the best you can. In fact, this weekend there is an estate sale going on.
Now, on to the motherlode! A few years ago, my mom’s bachelor brother passed away at age 90. My siblings and I along with mom were his only heirs. After going through his massive Tudor style home in North Carolina, one of the things I ended up with was this huge box packed full of stuff which went in storage. When we knew we were going to have the estate sale, I decided to go through the box to see if there was anything in there I could sale. When I started upwrapping all the things in the box, I was overwhelmed at what was in it. A beautiful set of china, gorgeous round butter dish and some fabulous crystal. Here it is all piled up in the dining room (just ignore the pumpkins you see as I haven’t had time to set out my fall tablescape yet):
I think this is for deviled eggs…not sure what it’s proper name is but I love it!
While this pattern is not something I would pick out for myself , it’s just so delicate and pretty I wanted to keep it in the family.
This is my pride and joy! I gave my sister a round butter dish many years ago and have been on the lookout for one for myself….I don’t even remember seeing this at Uncle Charlie’s.
What a sweet tea pot!
I took a little break from putting all this in protective china storage to go outside and show ya’ll my only attempt at putting out anything for Halloween/fall. I just haven’t had the time.
We have this little garden gate we put on the side yard several years ago and I always enjoy decorating it for the seasons. It’s not much, but here’s how it looks for now….
I have not even had time to clean out my flower beds and you can see all the pinestraw that has accumulated….maybe I can talk hubby into taking his blower out there!
And I hung a birdfeeder on a hook right outside the front door:
And finally, I’ll end this post by saying: