I just had to share with you some wonderful new dishes I got for my hutch…for FREE!
My Aunt Lois, (my dad’s sister), started reading my blog about a month ago, and noticed my love for white dishes.
She just happened to have been storing some white dishes in her garage for quite a while that she had been trying to give away. (They used to belong to her daughter.)
But lucky for me, there were no takers. She asked me if I would want them, of course I said “yes.”
One thing you need to know about me is I never say “no” to anything that someone offers me. Especially if it’s free!
I figure that if it doesn’t work for me, I can just pass it along to someone else.
Now my Aunt Lois could have brought me a big box of the ugliest white dishes you have ever seen. (Though I highly doubted it because she has exquisite taste, and her house is decorated beautifully.) Or it could have been a box of white dishes that just weren’t my decorating “style”.
You can imagine my surprise when I opened the box and saw these beauties…
The back of the plates read:
Fine English Tableware by Johnson Brothers Made in Staffordshire, England
I love the scalloped edges.
It was a complete set including some cute little bowls.
And look at the adorable sugar and creamer set…
They look absolutely wonderful in my hutch.
Aunt Lois is also the blessed mother of four, like me. (Although she got a daughter in the bunch…3 boys, 1 girl!)
Her youngest son, Darrin, is the head basketball coach at the University of South Carolina.
Any Gamecock fans out there?
I shared with many of you that we had a family reunion at my house in August, and we were so excited that Darrin and his family could be there. It had been a long time since we had all been together.
We celebrated by wearing our South Carolina gear.
Here is my oldest son, Jonathan, with Darrin. Jonathan LOVES basketball…just like his daddy!
This is Darrin with my dad and his sisters. Aunt Lois in on the right of Darrin.
I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. Everyone seemed to only want pictures with Darrin!
But I knew better….I KNEW that my Aunt’s wanted a picture with me too…so I obligued…
Okay….I admit it …I wanted a picture with Darrin too! I’m proud of my cuz!
Now all the “cousins” have children too. Boy, do we have a lot!
I love the “crazy” pose!
They loved it!
To thank me for hosting the family reunion, Aunt Lois gave me this great personalized basket.
How cute is that?! I absolutely love it and have already used it many times.
Thank you so much for everything, Aunt Lois! (And Uncle Ed, too!)
You blessed my socks off!