Friday, June 11, 2010

Dreams Do Come True!

A few posts ago I posted about a few pieces of May Flower Vernonware China I had bought on eBay & Etsy. It was the beginning of gathering this sweet china pattern that my Mother used when I was growing up. I mentioned that my dream was to have a "HUTCH FULL of this china"! Well.....darling blogger Molly from Birdie Blue (on my sidebar) left a comment that she had a full set and wanted to know if I or anyone was interested in it! As usual, I let out a big SCREAM and hurried over to her blog to say I wanted it! She made a offer that no girl would turn down! Within days, 3 big boxes were at my door~step in no time! THANK YOU darling Molly! She is a gem! Needless to say because of her collection, I now have a HUTCH FULL of beautiful china! My Mother would be so excited for me! I have 18 dinner plates to use for our next family gathering! Molly included some sweet gifts for my vintage trailer!

Unwrapping the china took quite some time to do! Thanks daughter Shelli for helping!


Look! A very hard to find Teapot!
I am so excited about these chowder bowls that are hard to find to! Yes, pinching myself for my entire set!

Blogging can be such a blessing! Dreams Do Come True!

42 comments:

Annesphamily said...

You are one blessed lady! I would love to have such a collection from my childhood! What a precious sweet memory for you! Molly is a super gal! I love the teapot! Come see me soon! Please read my most recent post. I met two new bloggers and want you all to meet them too! Happy weekend! Hugs Annem

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I know you will use it and enjoy it! What friendships we make along the way! ♥

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wonderful. You got some very unusual pieces too! How exciting.

Sandy said...

That is a fabulous story - the blogging world is the best!

Lori Holt said...

Oh Maryjane...I'm so happy for you! I know that you wanted to find some really bad.
I'm so glad that Molly offered them to you.
How sweet.
You are already thinking up menus to serve aren't you? ...and how you can use every serving piece right?...lol.
Have fun making new family memories with your new/old treasures.
x
lori

Claudia said...

It is so nice to see it displayed in your hutch! Isn't it fun to unpack it all?

xo
Claudia

Elyse said...

hi maryjane!

i can feel your excitement! how amazing and fun to have this happen. you're so right: just like a dream!

and she even sent a note on cath kidston stationery. it doesn't get better than that!

enjoy, sweetie!

love,
elyse
xo

Jill said...

I'm so happy for you!!! I bet you're flyin' high! It's such a beautiful set, and such wonderful peices!
Hugs,
Jill

Sarah said...

Fantastic! I just love to hear stories like this one. Being a bit of a plate addict myself, I can certainly appreciate your excitement. Your hutch looks so happy with these shelves of special pottery. Keep on dreaming! And enjoy the new set of pottery.

Linda said...

This is just a wonderful post!! I'm so happy for you!!

Thirty-Six Ten said...

That is wonderful! what a fun story!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I can just imagine your excitement. What a nice thing to happen. There are some really nice people in blogland. Great story. Connie

Pine Tree Home said...

What a great heartwarming story!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, how wonderful, Maryjane! Those actually look like the dishes my grandparents used...wonder where they are??? Now you'll have me on the hunt for them! Love seeing your hutch full of your dream dishes--how sweet Molly was to help your dream come true!

Julie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maryjane, I am so happy for you! And bless Molly's heart for helping your dream come true!
Your hutch full of beautiful dishes looks just perfect. It has been waiting all that time just for them!
Yvonne

Debbie said...

What a great surprise for you to find someone that was selling your dishes. You must be happy as can be to have your hutch filled with such pretty dishes.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Violet said...

What a score! My daughter has a few random pieces of this set. She loves old china and has a nice little potpourri collection. I didn't realize the name before this. I'll be sure to show her your collection!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so wonderful!
Your new set is gorgeous, I love the pattern!
Cindy

GRAMS said...

Oh you lucky girl. I am such a china freak that I know exactly how you feel. I bet you get so excited all over again every time you look at it.

laura may said...

Oh doll, that is so awesome!! I believe you about blogging being a blessing.. there are some wonderful people in the blog community.. and you have been blessed!! Such a wonderful gift to enjoy & pass on!!

lm.x

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Maryjane, how beautiful it looks in your hutch! What a wonderful world we blog in! Who would have thought that another blogger, who wanted to sell this same china pattern, would visit your blog and offer to sell it to you? I love the story, and I love the china. laurie

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for the visit and kindness :D
I love your new dished and they look right at home on your hutch, just like they always belonged there! :D

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I am so happy for you Maryjane, your dishes look so beautiful!!
Hugs~Kelly

KATHY said...

Hi, I'm so happy you found your china!! I think it is so gorgeous.It looks beautiful in your china cabinet...Kathy

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Maryjane, your hutch looks so beautiful with all your new-to-you dishes! I'm so happy you found them. Blogging is a great community of kind and generous souls.
Brenda

Mimi Sue said...

Oh my!! Don't you just love our blogging neighborhood? Gorgeous dish pattern. Mimi

Lisa said...

You know that is what makes blogging so fun! YOu can show what you want and others can pass on treasures they have! Enjoy sweetie it looks wonderful! Glad it has a new loveing home!
Hugs, Lisa

A Quilter Awakens said...

Yea! What a great find. They look beautiful in your hutch. Karmen

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

These are beautiful. And how lovely to find a friend and a full set of dishes.

Thanks for visiting my blog! said...

How sweet a pattern and even sweeter blogger! I am so happy for you, I know what it feels like to unpack all those dishes...you feel just like a little girl on Christmas morning. I just shared my China Pattern story over at my blog for a canival at Kelly's Korner - Check it out if you can - I had fun posting it!

http://coffeeonthetable.blogspot.com/2010/06/show-us-your-life-china-pattern.html

Dee

Erin said...

Wow, how neat.

sissyjane said...

I love the doily as much as the china!!!

Lori said...

Maryjane, that is so wonderful...good for you:) your hutch looks overflowing with your lovely new china!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh Maryjane How wonderful that your hutch is full of your favorite china. Such a pretty pattern too! Your hutch looks amazing.
I love the idea of the pink gingham apron. My dream as a young girl was to have a May wedding and have all the girls dressed in different colors of gingham! Sounds pretty doesn't it? Well, it didn't happen for me but maybe someone will see this comment and run with the idea. I'm just a farm girl at heart!
Later Friend
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Lynn said...

Wow. Your china is beautiful. Very cool :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

How beautiful your new dinnerware looks in the hutch. I just found your blog via Jo, and I love it. Such a warm and beautiful place to visit. I'll be back.

The Toll House Cookie said...

What a beautiful set of china!!! Striking with your hutch!!! ENJOY!!!! (We use our china monthly--at our couples dinner party. If it weren't for these get togethers, I'd never use it.)

Carolyne said...

Sooooo Beau.ti.Ful!
I am a firm believer in using wonderful, lovelies everyday. The smallest thing of beauty becomes multiplied when shared with ones we love.

What a wonderful blessing. Thank you for letting us share in your joy.

{{hugs}}
Carolyne

*Shelli* said...

Beautiful... looks even better in person :)

Nana Nancy and PaPa Jeff said...

Oh Maryjane how wonderful! I know how excited you were for me to have Moms Apple plates commenting at that time how you wished you had a full set of your mothers dish's!! What a blessing is right they look absolutely wonderful on your hutch.. You deserve it... God Bless dear one. Huge Hugs... Love Nancy Jane~

Nancy Jane said...

How wonderful Maryjane. I remember when I received Mom's Apple plates how excited you were for me and wished you had a full set of your moms dish's..Now you do..What you give away does come back to you..
You deserve this blessing.. God Bless dear one..
Love Nancy Jane

libertybellepa said...

how exciting!
A few years ago, I found a complete (CHEAP!) set of the same dishes we used while growing up.
I immediately bought everything in sight and never regretted it.
Every time I eat from those plates, I'm transported back to the 1960s and 1970s sitting at the kitchen table with my mom and sister!