I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wedding Gifts

 On July 17, 2010 I will be celebrating my 50th Wedding Anniversary.  I want to share some of my keepsakes.   Fifty years is a long time.  Yet, it feels like yesterday. A lot of water under the bridge as people would say.  Each gift has a special story and I hope you enjoy your visit.

 Some special things I have treasured for 50 years.  

Four china cups were a gift from my sweetheart's step-grandfather.


The crystal sugar and creamer I received from my father's brother and his wife.  

As a young bride I registered for China, Crystal and Silverware.  I received 4 demitasse spoons in the pattern of my choice.  'First Love'.  In the early 70's I asked an antique dealer to find a complete place setting for 12.  She found everything I needed to have a complete set. She also found beautiful dessert forks and serving pieces.  Today, when I'm in an antique store I love to find the unique pieces that are not usually included with a set. I just found a tomato serving spoon while visiting an antique show that was in town.  Very Fun.

'Cherry China'
Made in Japan

'Cherry China'
Made in Japan


'Lefton'
Made in Japan

'Cherry China'
Made in Japan


It wouldn't be a Wedding Anniversary without some flowers from my garden and the white roses are still blooming.  I love the lavender color of the 'Agapanthus' and they love hot weather. The shabby chic stool was a gift from my daughter.  It has the Faded Charm look.

The Alyssum is blooming.  It also does great in the hot summer sun.


Now for my favorite part.  I love to make a Mosaic.

Thank you for sharing my journey down memory lane.  I have more memories and keepsakes to share later this week.  So keep coming back.

I'm joining

 Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Monday

Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday

Faded Charm for White Wednesday

A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

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Betty
xoxo

37 comments:

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  2. Lovely mosaic with such pretty sentimental wedding gifts. Happy 50th Anniversary.
    Joyce

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  3. Happy anniversary! 50 years is such a wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations! I loved looking at your treasures. The china and the silver is just absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely things with us.

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  4. happy anniversary, it will be 41 years for us this summer ... such wonderful gifts with wonderful memories

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  5. What lovely keepsakes to have enjoyed all these years. And what fun new things to add to them... I enjoyed visiting and seeing all of your pretties... Congratulations on your milestone anniversary! Am visiting from Rhoda's party.
    :-) Sue

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  6. Happy 50th Anniversary, wonderful gifts!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  7. Congratulations on YOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY Betty. I enjoyed looking at all your treasures. In this modern world we live in it's not often our teacups are used but they remind me so much of the way things were...I have some of my grandmother's silverware of this pattern. Enjoy the special times that will be just around the corner now!

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  8. Happy Anniversary Betty! Congratulations on 50 years; quite a milestone! I wish you and your sweetheart many more happy years together.
    How beautiful are your keepsakes! Your teacups and silver are just gorgeous and the crystal is stunning! Lovely tea post and thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Betty, how lovely your vignette ... Happy Anniversary. The tea cups are gorgeous, as is the silver ... memories.

    Have a lovely week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  10. Hello, Betty, and congratulations to you and your hubby as you celebrate 50 years together, quite a milestone of which to be proud!! Your tea table is gorgeous, and I loved hearing the stories behind each of your pieces. That most of them were gifts from loved ones makes it even more special. Sending love and hugs to you, my tea time friend~ Vicki

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  11. A very happy anniversary on this most special of years! I did enjoy my visit. You've taken such wonderful care of your treasures...they're beautiful.

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  12. Loved your mosaic, so very pretty. All your wedding gifts were lovely.
    Happy Anniversary too!!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  13. Lovely set and display. Happy Anniversary also!

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  14. I loved so much hearing about all your lovely Treasures! Happy 50th Anniversary! Such a special day, I've been married 32 years and hope to make it 50! I just love each teacup! They all are so similar but so pretty in a different way. They are just gorgeous! Your crystal cream and sugar are wonderful! Your silver is so lovely, how wonderful the dealer found you more to complete your lovely set! Love the flowers in the vase, I just love flowers picked from our gardens! So, so much! I keep trying to remember the name of the white flower, I have one growing and everyone asks me the name, I never remember! lol Thank you so much for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I so enjoyed seeing your lovely Treasures! I love the Faded Charm! The mosaic is so pretty! I adore your linens and would love to hear about them.

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  15. So much loveliness….I enjoyed my visit.
    May God continue to bless your lives with love and happiness.
    Happy 50th Anniversary ……Sweet Blessings,
    Virginia

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  16. Happy 50th Anniversary!! I love your tea cups and especially love your silver pattern. May you and your husband enjoy many more happy years together sharing your lovely wedding gifts!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  17. Oh what a beautiful mosaic!!! Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary! May you both enjoy many more years of happiness together. :) Thanks for sharing your lovely gifts at MM. :)

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  18. Betty,
    Hello and Happy Anniversary!!
    And what items that are definitely worth treasuring!!
    Everything is just spectacular!! The tea cups are to die for!!

    Debbie

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  19. Oh Happy Anniversary!!! Such a wonderful milestone. YOur treasures are truly wonderful. Love those teacups, stunning, and the tablecloth is just so beautiful. Wonderful keepsakes and wonderful memories. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful pictures..You have a awesome collection!! the crystal sugar and creamer are so unique!!

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  21. 50 years is indeed a Milestone.. I'm on my 30th year, this month... such beautiful china and table settings... thanks for the stroll down memory lane... many, many more years to you both!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  22. Congrats on 50 years-wonderful! The items are beautiful, I'll bet the memories even more so-enjoy!

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  23. Happy 50 Years! Your silverware is so pretty. I am visiting from Faded Charm. ♥olive

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  24. Happy anniversary! Those china teacups and saucers are very pretty.

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  25. PRETTY outdoor table! Happy Anniversary!

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  26. Fifty years is a milestone to celebrate - Happy Anniversary! Your mosaic of treasures is very pretty.

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  27. Happy 50th on Saturday! We will be celebrating our 50th next year on July 28th. I think it's awesome to have the opportunity to love someone for that length of time.

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  28. Wow...happy 50th anniversary!! I'm going on 23 years with my lovely husband. I look forward to the journey of getting to our 50th. :)
    All of your keepsakes are lovely, and your bouquet is beautiful!
    Enjoy your celebration!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

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  29. I love the fact that you're still collecting pieces of your silverware pattern! And what a beautiful table you've set, using things that mean the world to you. Happy 50th Anniversary, and Happy White Wednesday!
    Carol

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  30. Betty this is so special! Also, I love your 'First Love' silver. This is so beautiful.
    HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY, this Saturday.
    I feel like typing fifty exclamation points, but I worry you might think I've gone off the deep end. :}
    Love ya!
    Kim

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  31. Congratulations on your anniversary, and thanks for sharing some of your keepsakes with us! Have a good rest of the week :)

    Hood Photo Blog

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  32. Happy Anniversary! Wow 50 years...that's great! I loved your table and all the stories that go with it.

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  33. Hi: I love your blog. Your tea cups are beautiful. Everything looks stunning. I would like to invite you to Tea Cup Tuesday. I know the ladies would love to see your beautiful tea cups. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  34. Karon said....
    WOW, Betty, such a cool blog. Loved the pictures.

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  35. So beautiful and happy Anniversary!

    Carolyn

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  36. These are all such great and thoughtful gifts! I laughed at your comment about the wedding day gift exchange, I recently mentioned that to my fiance and he refused to believe "it is a thing.I seriously just love your necklace in those bridal photos. you make me wish i had worn one. it is perfect!!!! Wedding Gifts

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Betty

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