Friday, January 16, 2009

Pink Saturday and a teapot!

Welcome to Pink Saturday! My mother's Desert Rose teapot and a pair of sweet Precious Moments figurines are my contributions to Pink Saturday this week. Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


My mom loved her Desert Rose dishes. One Christmas when I was small, Mom asked Santa for a teapot. She had a new china cabinet and was just dying for a teapot to match her cherished dishes. My dad bought the teapot, carefully wrapped it and placed it under the tree. Mom was so bad about shaking presents and guessing the contents, that he decided to play one of his practical jokes on her. He unwrapped the teapot and put old books in the box so it would have the same weight. You can imagine the look on her as she oh so smugly opened up her gift, only to discover the expected teapot wasn't in the box - it was books! Oh horrors! She ran all over the house yelling "where's my teapot, where's my teapot"! Of course my dad and I were almost rolling on the floor laughing at her....

One year he bought a beautiful black slip with accordion pleats for her and carefully folded and placed it in a matchbox. Can you imagine the look on her face?!? He was such a practical joker!

My aunt bought the little Precious Moments goose girls one year when she was visiting. I have quite a collection of Precious Moments figurines. I began collecting them when my son was small. The original figurines were made by Jonathan David and later became Precious Moments. They were figurines of adorable little boys with a Cocker Spaniel and looked so much like Chris and Crystal, our Cocker. I was hooked.

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Please see her blog for the other Pink Saturday participants.


Enjoy!
Diane

38 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love the teapot...and what a special story beind it...a real treasure!
Have a great weekend!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! What a beautiful story.. I can only imagine her running through the house and you and your dad laughing at her. I love the teapot and the precious moments.. Have a super Pink Saturday! hugs ~lynne~

claudie said...

Hi Diane
Wow I love the way your dad was with your mom. My hubby does stuff like that also, but I'm the one that always "gets him good".
Love your pinks but I have to tell you the pictures of the furry friends made me laugh out loud.
Happy Pink Saturday
Claudie

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a great story about your mothers Christmas teapot...your Dad sounds like a fun guy...I love the story about the skirt in the match box...I would have loved to have seen that...Happy Pink Saturday....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Such fun stories about your mom! Happy Pink Saturday....sweet teapot! Cheryl

~♥~ Monica S said...

I love teapots too :-) Your mothers precious teapot is lovely! and the figurines are so cute!!
GREAT story too!

Monica

Elizabeth said...

What great stories to go with your Pinks!

ann said...

I loved your story.It sounds like your dad was a mess.My dil collects desert rose.She has a full plus set.Extra pieces just in case.ha...Ann

Lavender Chick said...

I love Desert Rose; a good friend collects it and I always admire her collection when I'm at her house.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I loved your stories about your practical joker dad! I was smiling while reading about him. Your teapot is so pretty. laurie

Bridget said...

I love the Desert Rose pattern and the stories are so cute. I like to disguise presents too.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane, :)
Very elegant teapot. Precious moments are always so adorable.
Love the Christmas story as well. LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday!
~Melissa :)

prof en retraite said...

Oh I love the teapot! The story that goes with it is priceless! Have a great weekend...debbie

Belinda said...

That's such a cute story! Your Mom really wanted that teapot, and she got it! :-) Good for her...and now you get to enjoy having it too, along with the fun memories of your Dad's mischievous personality. :-)

Sue Daly said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

Thanks for sharing the teapot memory with us. It sounds like your dad was a fun guy.

Abundant Blessings said...

Sweet teapot and memory to go with it. Happy Pink Saturday.
Blessings,
Shelley

Lana said...

My grandmother's pattern was Desert Rose. It makes me smile whenever I see it. Great post for Pink Saturday!

All the best, Lana

White Iris Designs said...

Great teapot story..sounds like something my dad would have done...too funny!! Memories are wonderful!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Your dad sounds like my Prince...always trying to trick me!
Lovely story and memories...Happy Pink Saturday!

nikkicrumpet said...

The teapot is so pretty...but I LOVE that goosegirl figurine!!!

dana said...

I love that teapost and the wonderful story that goes with it--it don't think I have ever seen a Dessert Rose tea pot before! I also enjoyed the slip in the matchbox joke--your dad sounds like a reach prankster!

Happy PSat! Dana

Happy To Be said...

Great story girl !! and what fun your Dad must have been...I love humor like that...how is my dear friend doing today?? I think about you all the time..thanks so much for coming by and for your prayers for my baby Kyra Diane...have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathleen said...

Hi Diane...The teapot is such a classic. Happy Pink Saturday. I have to admit, I scrolled down a little and really enjoyed the cat & dogs photos and how to improve your health. Those are just darling!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My grandmother had the Desert Rose china too...it brings back fond memories. Loved your story!

JyLnC said...

I worked in retail during my early twenties and Franciscan Desert Rose was a big seller in the China Department. It was always such a cozy design.

The Muse said...

Sorry I'm so late in posting my comments...work has taken me on a few travels as of late...but now that I am able, I certainly wanted to "visit".

Our cottage, The Painted Nest is not abundant in PINK (gasp, I know, LOL) nonetheless the fun continues, as I participated in this past Sat. Pink Posting... :)

Happy to be here tonight and reading your humorous post...filled with love joy and so many memories...LOL I can just picture it all happening...the Teapot Conspiracy..LOL

Rachel said...

My aunt collects tea pots...she has them all over her kitchen...and then they pour into other rooms.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, thanks for swinging in girl.. I am soooo sorry that happened to your floor. How bad is it? Can you and hubby repair it? That's about the way things go around here too. Hubby moved the frig out 3 years ago for me to clean behind it, the roller broke off and I heard this nasty sound and shouted stop. Too late I have a "huge" scratch on the hardwoods I've had to work on repeatedly to cover up.. I wish you luck getting yours fixed.. keep me posted.
hugs ~lynne~

Wendy said...

Great stories about your mom.
I live by the Precious Moments in Carthage Missouri. I know many people that collect Precious Moments.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Wendy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful teapot! I love Dessert Rose.

Bo said...

What sweet stories you shared with your mom's teapot...I'll just bet you smile everytime you look at it... ;-) Bo

judicreations said...

I love your stories and I love the teapot...and the Precious Moments figurines too. Your dad was a practical joker. How special that is and you must have had a lot of fun with him..and your family.
Thank you for sharing.
Judi

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the teapot! I have a small collection even though I don't drink vey much tea:>) Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself, your blog is great!

Envoy-ette said...

Teapots have the best stories!
(It Could Be Worse!)

Smilingsal said...

Pretty little teapot! Happy Pink Saturday. Come back for Blue Monday next week.

Michelle said...

Hi Diane!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. :) Your little teapot is so adorable and your Precious Moment figures are so sweet!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane , thanks so much for visiting today. I hope things are a bit better your way. Thinking about ya darling. hugs ~lynne~

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