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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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13 February 2013

a passed down treasure...

My mother takes every gifting opportunity to hand down her family heirlooms. She has done this for many years, and when I was younger I didn't quite appreciate it as much as I do now. A few days ago she showed up to take me out for lunch for my birthday with a couple of these treasures in hand.

 This butter dish belonged to my great grandmother...inside it had a note simply saying "Croesus". A little research revealed it was from the Riverside Glass company in W.Va whom were only in business from 1897-1901. My mom's only comment was don't sell it, it has been passed several times through the family.

This was another piece she brought--I have not researched it yet, I think it may be mid century Italian, but if any of my blogger friends know I would appreciate your wisdom. Mom's comment on this piece was that it was among her mother's things and it could have came from a thrift store for all she knew. I think it is a lovely funky piece!

I am joining in today on the Cottage Vintage Style party over at Etsy Cottage Style blog
Come join us with your treasures!


Lesa said...

Well, Happy Birthday a bit late! I hope you had a lovely one. And I'm sure that, with those family treasures from your mom, it was a special day.

romance-of-roses said...

Love the candle holder, the colors are beautiful. Belated Happy Birthday. I am finally feeling better and remembered that those of us that entered our boxes were able to pick up something, somewhere. That's all I remember, can you help me out here? Hugs, Lu

Amy said...

Both beautiful pieces. We never truly appreciate those family treasures until we are old ourselves.Lucky you have some.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Those are the BEST gifts. My Mom and Grandmother use to do that with me and I treasure everyone of them. Love the butter dish, it is interesting to hear about the piece!

Primroses Attic said...

Love the colour of the butter dish.
A beautiful treasure. Lovely Mother.
Belated Birthday Wishes.

sweet violets said...

What beautiful treasures!!! My mom would do the same thing with us.....and now I do the same with family.....keep the stories and traditions going!!!

My Vintage Life said...

How lucky you are to have such treasures that tie you to your mom! These are the pieces that always matter the most!Such a beautiful green dish!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful pieces!!


Sarajan (Jan to friends!) said...

What a beautiful way to pass down treasures to loved ones. Think I'll recommend this to my Great Aunt who has a family heirloom churn I'd love to have . . . . ha! Thanks for sharing such a lovely tradition. -- Jan

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Debbi,
Such beautiful things. Old things are better I think. Old things passed down in the family-even better. I hope you enjoy them and Happy Birthday.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Birthday ♥
What beautiful Treasures. I love them both but thae butter dish is simply amazing! Enjoy them :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Happy belated birthday Deb! What wonderful treasures your mom has given you. I do not know anything about them though. Enjoy them!



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