Monday, August 4, 2008

Home again, home again, jiggety jog

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!


Christy said...

Cute title! It was a great weekend!

Kim said...

I loved your title...we too use to say something similar when I was a child. Ours went..Home again, home again, jiggety jig. :-)

I LOVE the special things you were sweet and special!

I for one, can't wait to see your new floors.

Be blessed.


Nicole said...

What beautiful things you were given, things always mean more when they have a history.

Katie said...

Hehe! I always say that, too, when we get home! And sometimes I say the whole little poem ("To market, to market, to buy a fat hog.."). I've never heard the "frog" part. I'm going to start saying it, now...hahaha! It struck me as pretty funny...can you tell? haha :o)

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the silver pieces and the linens! OH what I would give for some heirloom silver! I collect old silver pieces just like this and linens...but I would love it if I knew their stories! Lucky you! I am thankful enough for a very few pieces of linen that came from family, though.

I use antique silverware (the baby sizes) for Miss Amelia. She hasn't learned to eat with them yet, but when I feed her, that's what she uses. So cute!

Can't wait to see the new floors!

Carolina Mama said...

Too cute. Love jiggety jig. We used to say it like Kim I didn't know the fill in. Your silver is gorgeous.

Love the chicken B recipe. Can you share that?! :) Looks great We love no bakes too.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Rofl.....that brings back some memories for me as well. Now I have it stuck in my head..thanks Sarah rofl! That is absolutely stunning silver and to think it hs been pst down makes more special. I think your idea to frame the linen is very cool! Can't wait to see the floors..kudos to your Mr. Man. cherry

Elise said...

Love all the silver!! Oh, and can I come eat dinner with you?? You have the yummiest looking food.

Scrapper Mom said...

Ha ha. We say the same thing when we have been gone on a long trip or something. (But it's the jiggity jig one too.)

Thanks for the comment on my post!

Joy said...

Wow, you've got some pretties my dear!

Blissful Nikki said...

beautiful! I wouldnt want to be the one to polish all that silver, but it is beautiful! :)