Whenever we would return from a trip when I was little, we used to say, "Home again, home again, jiggety jog, _____ looks like a frog." We would put one of our name's in the space. It's funny, I still say it when I pull in my driveway when coming back from vacation.
I had a wonderful time, as I always do, this past weekend. Although we didn't snatch up any good finds at thrifting, we did have the opportunity to go through some things that have been passed down to us from a great aunt that has recently passed away and some other things that my grandmother Mimi has been wanting to give us.
The vegetable dish (on the left) the gravy boat and the cordial cups are from Mimi. The vegi dish and the gravy boat were part of a set that was given to her and my grandfather for the wedding! The small bowl and place settings belonged to my Aunt Ruthie. She sent me the bowl as a wedding present with a note saying that my great grandmother used it when she served tea when her friends would come over. How fun is that?!! If you look closely there is an infant place setting next to the bowl. My computer is doing something funny and I can't upload the close-up of them. They are so cute!
These linens also belonged to my grandmother. Christy and I went through TONS of sets of them and these were some of my favorite. They each have a piece of fruit on them, pineapple, pear, grapes and and an apple. I've been looking for a special pineapple to have as a sign of hospitality in our new house--this might be just what I was looking for. I think I am going to frame it and put it in our entry way.
Hopefully in the next week or so I will have a picture of my new floors. Mike worked so hard while I was gone. He was originally going to go backpacking in the Smokies for a few days but since the floors needed to be finished he put that on hold to stay home. He's a good man! When I walked in the house, it looked so different and I can't wait to share the pictures with you!