Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Dale was out of town, new job training, and missed my birthday! So my gift to myself was hitting the road and visiting my family for a few days. Here are the highlights of the BIG NIGHT!My mom decorates the little shelf behind us for every different holiday and birthday. This one is my own personal, turning 28 shelf. : ) And the traditional mom+me+cake shot.
Funny thing about it being my birthday: I got Brighton up in the morning and the first thing she says, "happy birthday mom." She wanted to wear her birthday shirt from her superhero party, so she did. Mason saw her wearing her shirt, so he wanted to wear his superman shirt. It was just so cute.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
And that's it! Now I'm organizing the boxes in the garage and trying to find the few house things that I know are missing. But the house is livable and there are no more boxes in any of the rooms.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
There are 9 full place settings, but if I had a few more teacups and bowls then I'd have the full 12. I tried searching online (another hour, wasted) and it was really tough to find matching designs and see where this actually came from. I found a website that I can actually send them a picture of the design and the back of the plates and they can tell me what it is. The back just says the company!
I found one that looks almost identical (heck, it might even be except it's hard to see real coloring on the computer) and it was made somewhere around 1940 and was part of the company's new method of merchandising china by displaying them in the store in a few different sets. Maybe you fancy china people know this, but it's something I've never ever looked into. It's called Add+A+Place and I think my Great-Grandma bought each of the different groupings, because she has all the different serving dishes, and bought each place setting at $1.00 each. I'll have to do some more research. I think it would be really cool to find the missing pieces and have a full china set again.