Friday, June 25, 2010

Pink Saturday on my birthday!

What a nice present! One of my favorite events is on my birthday. Another year has gone by and except for the “bad” hip, it has been another wonderful year. Much of its success has been due to blogging. I have met some wonderful people and seen some amazing photographs and read some beautiful and funny writing. I have learned so much from studying all your blogs. Who said grandmothers don’t know much about computers????
Now, speaking of grandmothers and birthdays…… I talk about my Gram Potter a lot but I also had a Gram Lane. My parents, as they downsized, starting giving me some of the family treasures that they knew I treasured (coveted). The treasures were stored in the back of dark closets. I wanted to display them in my china cupboard. So for one of my birthdays I received Gram Lane’s cocoa set which I believe was one of her wedding presents.
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I love the handle on the pot and the shape of the little bowl. I am not sure what the bowl is for – maybe extra whipped cream! The linens underneath the tray were embroidered by Gram Potter and she made the lace as well. I feel so fortunate to have a trunk full of her crocheted and embroidered linens.
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I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. Pleas stop by and see all the Pinks.
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Happy Pink Saturday!

23 comments:

Deb said...

Happy B-day and gorgeous set!

Jackie said...

Have a great birthday Carol.Do you have any special plans to celebrate?

It has been lovely to get to know you through your blog and our emails.

That is a beautiful teaset, I think it is a sugar bowl isn't it?

Have a great day, best wishes, Jackie in UK.x

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to you, Carol! The coco set is beautiful. I have a very old set that my grandfather's cousin painted many, many years ago and I'm afraid to use it. You have a wonderful time celebrating!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday, Dear Carol...

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Hope it's very, very happy, indeed.

Love your china. It is exquisite, Carol. And do you know that Potter and Lane are both surnames in my family??? The Potters were from New England, and the Lanes were from NC/VA. Wouldn't that be something if we connected on one of those lines!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a very Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday & I hope you have many more in good health!!
Beautiful Cocoa Set!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Claudia said...

What a beautiful cocoa set! I love the delicate design. Happy Birthday, Carol!!

xo
Claudia

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating it! Your off to a great start with the cocoa set you received. It is beautiful.

Cass @ That Old House said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a wonderful lady. I hope tomorrow is a day for celebrating and getting what you want -- as the Birthday Girl, you must insist! :-)

Second ... that chocolate set is fabulous! I LOVE the shape of chocolate pots -- so sinuous and graceful. This one is particularly beautiful.

I am not sure what the bowl is for either. Whipped cream sounds good to me. Dirty spoons? Not so enticing!
Many Happy Returns .... Cass

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Happy, happy birthday! Celebrate all week long!
Brenda

Bella said...

Oh, Carol, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. What a treasure. Happy Birthday, too!

Mary said...

The happiest birthday ever to you Carol. Know you will be having a great day in your adorable cottage - hope the sun is shining on this special day in Maine!

Love the chocolate set - and your grandmother's linens. It's so nice to have treasures passed down through a family - enjoy them.

Hugs and good wishes - many happy returns dear.
Mary - A Breath of Fresh Air

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carol, I'm dropping back by on the actual day to wish you the Happiest Birthday to date!

XO,

Sheila (my Potters were from RI) :-)

Regina said...

Happy Birthday Carol. I wish you all the best.
These are gorgeous.
A lovely Pink Saturday!
xo
" Regina "

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wishing you beautiful pink birthday blessings!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! What beautiful treasures were passed on to you! Happy Pink Saturday! too!!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Happy birthday, Carol!

Beautiful, beautiful set....I love it. Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear Carol. You will definitely have lots of pretty pinks for your birthday.

Oh my, I can definitely see why you love this set. It is gorgeous ... , and the linens pair with it perfectly.

Maggie B said...

Happy Birthday Carol from another Birthday Girl, Me!
I celebrated my big 60 on the 22nd and am in the UK (with DH & Mr Ben) as a special treat to see friends & family.
Wishing you joy & happiness on your special day.
Hugs
Maggie

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY CAROL,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CAROL
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
AND MANY MORE
YOUR COCO SET IS STUNNING..I WOULD BE AFRAID TO TOUCH IT...SUCH A WONDERFUL TREASURE LEFT TO YOU
HAVE A LOVELY WEEK END AND PARTY AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO.
ANGEL HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Carol!! Your cocoa set is so very lovely and I hope that you have many more happy and healthy years to enjoy it! My little gift to you is that I am your newest follower. Happy PS too!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Happy Birthday!!
What a beautiful Tea set!! Simply Gorgeous!!
Debbie

Maggie said...

The dishes are simply gorgeous! What a nice way to get such a pretty set!

And have a wonderfully happy happy birthday to you!
Happy PS!
Maggie
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Oh, this is such a beautiful chocolate set. I displayed one on my blog - thinking it was a tea set - and one of my reader advised it was a chocolate set because of the shape of the pot. I never knew that and I was the one that bought it for my Mom. LOL! Anyways your set is just lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

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