This was my grandmother:
Stunning, wasn’t she?
If you look closely, you can see her china on the table in that photo. Before she passed away she made certain that my grandfather know that she wanted me to have her china collection when I got married. She knew it was only a matter of time since Christopher and I had been dating a couple of years already at the time. It makes me sad that she wasn’t able to be at the wedding, but I feel confident that she had a good idea I was going to marry that boy.
Anyway, after we married, my grandfather passed her china on to us, but since we were in a 400 square foot apartment, well… we didn’t have much space, haha! When we bought the house, we intended to buy a curio cabinet to display the china in, but we just never got around to it. So for far too long my china has been displayed like this:
Sad, I know. Sitting neglected in the corner of my craft room where no one ever sees it.
Well, this week Christopher found me a beautiful curio cabinet on Craigslist and on Wednesday evening we came home with this:
And now, I have a beautiful place to display all my gorgeous china from my grandmother.
I absolutely love it. Along with my grandmother’s china, this cabinet holds her silver, crystal and her mother’s depression glasses from the 1920′s along with Christopher’s family’s heirloom silver. I really do love walking by and seeing it all displayed so prettily.