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.
Christmas in NYC -
6 months ago