Tuesday, July 5, 2011

an ode to Edna ...

My workmate Colleen's mum has been all over her memory and her house to find things that she no longer has a use for that she knows I will love and appreciate. These goodies came all the way from near Armidale NSW ... around 5 hours from here.

Again, thanks Edna and Colleen and I'll be sending Edna something as a thank you for her lovely thoughts in passing on these lovely items.

Here is just a small selection of what is now in my possession.

My absolute favourite item

and may I add there are FOUR of them!!! ...

I couldn't get a great pic of them but they are glass federal fruit jars complete with lids  - pretty tall and PERFECT for the lolly buffet at the wedding ... after washing these I came up with a genius idea in paying homage to their previous purpose ... fill them with lolly bananas, strawberries and cream, pineapples and something like starburst.

The search for vases/jars is now complete!

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plus 2 x actual!!! Mason jars ... I am so spoilt.

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as well as ...

Cutlery to add to the wedding collection INCLUDING bone handled knives. Those things are like gold these days and I cannot express how grateful I am that she passed these on!

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Beautiful crockery for the wedding.

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A tea cosy or two.

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and a picnic set in the cutest green suitcase.

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There are plenty more items I haven't showcased just yet but will do in the near future ...

And since we're on the subject, I'll also do a shout out to myself and mum for finding more great pretties for the wedding.

I've found

... plenty of Johnson Australia, some gorgeous Japanese teacups and some English Swinnertons side plates.

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Mum found

... more Johnson of Australia.

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Thanks to all these lovely ladies for keeping your eye out for things that I love. I'm more than appreciative and beyond thrilled.

Over and Out

XOXOimage

2 comments:

kalgm4 said...

Oh Peta, these things are awesome, lucky girl - great treasures :o) I can remember we had the dark & pale pink Johnson of Aust crockery when I was a kid... it's so pretty I wish mum had it tucked in the back of a cupboard but alas it is long gone.

Blithely Unaware said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I need bone cutlery for our wedding too!!!

Need 60 sets... NO idea how I'm going to get that!!!

xox

Now following your blog too.. I loooooove it!

xox