Mr. Cottage says that this pewter pitcher used to appear on the fourth of July to make mint juleps with the Bridgemans. Today it's perfect for the hydrangeas.
The Limoges is heirloom as well, and old enough not to have a mark. It's remarkable when a few lovely pieces survive to be handed down to yet another generation.
Stories get lost through the years. But the importance of family objects never dies. They become part of what ties us together. Our celebrations and traditions.
Perhaps that sense of family tradition is part of what makes antiques so appealing. Even if the family isn't ours. We want to be a part of that "something special." The other part is simply wanting to be surrounded by that "something wonderful". . . .
I hope you have a week just filled with wonderful!
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