Monday, May 19, 2008

The Wedding Gift - Happy Anniversary!

Today marks our parents Wedding Anniversary - May 19, 1945. Before my Mother passed away, they celebrated 54 years together! My Mother would refer to my Father as 'The King', 'Friend Husband', and even 'Supperman' as once he retired, he started preparing their evening meals, using herbs of course! This lovely luster tea pot with matching creamer and sugar bowl was a wedding gift presented to my Mother and Father in 1945 by her brother Harold. The markings on the bottom say Eggshell, nautilus, U.S.A. It has graced our family home for well over 50 years, but when it came time to leave the old homestead, my father gifted this set to me which I now proudly display in the china cupboard in the tea room. It is a treasure, a definite family heirloom, and one I am proud to own. It takes center stage, subtly reminding me of the strong foundation of their love that has nurtured not only our family and extended families, but the friendships that have developed and the businesses that have been established and grown with love and hard work.

As part of the Gracious Hospitality Blog-a-Thon this week, we are to share our Favorite Teapot and its story. This one was meant to be shared today, on their Anniversary, and conveniently it ties in with this weeks theme.

16 comments:

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

So lovely and delicate looking. Thank you for posting so I could see.

La Tea Dah said...

How wonderful that your parents had so many years of happiness together. It's so special that you have a special teapot that helps mark this day in family history. It's a beautiful teaset. I love the shape of Eggshell Nautilus china. Homer Laughlin made many different patterns in the distinctive Eggshell Nautilus shape and finish. Each one is so beautiful. May your walk down memory lane today be filled with happy thoughts --- and a special time with loved ones.

LaTeaDah

JamieLee said...

How wonderful! A beautiful tea set accompanied by a beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing this!

ceekay said...

Oh that is precious. I love the tea set but it is so wonderful that your parents are celebrating so many years together! Thank you so much for sharing such a special item!

Miss Sandy said...

That is the best tea pot story and testament to the love your parents shared. How special that you were gifted with it. The set is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

ellen b said...

What a wonderful story and legacy of a faithful marriage your parents handed down to you. The teapot set is beautiful. I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come...

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful post. I loved reading the story of the tea set. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing

Bonita said...

Beautiful teapot and accessories and a beautiful story as well.

marye said...

AH! drooling here..beautiful set!

Linda said...

What a beautiful tea set and a beautiful love story!

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful set with a lovely memory to go with it.

Steph said...

Wow! That is such a lovely and beautiful set and story!

my little corner said...

How beautiful, and what a lovely shape. Thanks for sharing.

neleh

Gina E. said...

What a stunning tea set - and a wonderful family heirloom! Love your blog - the special effects are great!

Firefly Nights said...

What a lovely tea set and great memories to go with it.

Michael said...

I guess we need to make collections such as these to Photos on canvas which can be regarded as a humble way to preserve the nostalgic memories of the years gone by. Gifts during that time were carved with love and this is evident we need to treasure them for the rest of our lives.