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Friday, October 9, 2009

My first tea set


I am not a coffee or tea drinker, so I was struggling a little bit with this topic, but that's what I love about this project, it makes me think outside of the box for what to photograph!

This is my very first tea set. My grandmother made it for me in 1979 and I love that on the bottom of the platter it says "To: Jennie" - she was the only one that ever spelled my name that way and I always loved that. This tea set now sits on my daughter's bookshelf as her first tea set. It is tiny, the entire set fits in the palm of my hand which makes it even more special to me, I think often of how delicate my grandmother's hands were to have made this for me, her last granddaughter, last grandchild of twelve. And although my daughter did meet her great-grandmother, she will not have her own memories of her, but she will know her and she will understand the woman who made this tea set for her mommy.

12 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful...and so sentimental since your Grandmother made it for you...and you have passed it on.

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  2. Jenny, that is beautiful, love that she made it for you. It is amazing the things we value ,the most are precious items like these. You can tell the bond between you, her and your daughter.

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  3. Such a forever gift, with a forever memory...

    :-)

    (((hugs)))!

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  4. great contribution to the theme...i cannot believe it is so small and she made it...really a treasure "Jennie" :)))

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  5. oh, how every sweet. those things can never be replaced or forgotten. there are times that I look at my nieces and just weep because they never knew my dad. at least the oldest new my mom and adored her.

    beautiful beautiful

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  6. What a beautiful and rare gift.

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  7. So tiny and so full of meaning and connections and love...beautiful post Jennie:)

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  8. such a special gift & a wonderful memory. your photo theme challenge turned out beautifully.

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  9. Oh what a sweet and cherished treasure of your grandmother! Beautiful and perfect for this theme!

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  10. oh this is so special. thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. Such a lovely treasured memory of your grandmother and so wonderful that you have a daughter who will treasure it as well. :)

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  12. What a beautiful little sweet thing. And to think your grandmother made it for you -- what a treasure!

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