Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pink Serenity

When I was a young teenager, I liked pink.
Mom was always buying me pink everything. 

 Pink clothing, pink stuff for my pink room.
Well on my 17th birthday, she introduced me to the world of collecting.
And it just so happened to got

My first piece of china I received from her on this special birthday,
was Royal Albert "Serenity".
She knew her daughter so well.
Who knew that what she started 34 years ago, would last a lifetime.
A passion for collecting, a passion for for all thing elegant.
Thanks Mom....xoxo.

It was a good year for me, the year of my 17th life.
A friend introduced me to tea.  I drink it each morning without a hiccup.
My older sister introduced me to Oil of Olay....I use it each day to keep my skin healthy.
RV's and snowmobiles were just starting to be state of the art in recreation.
And I wanted one....not that I could imagine driving an RV at the age of 17,
but I knew they would take me to where I wanted to be....on the road!
Little things, big things.

But I loved my beautiful pink dishes.
After that, they just started coming.
That Christmas Mom bought me my first Christmas china.
Royal Albert "Poinsettia".
I was in china heaven!
Then through the years, each holiday or birthday I got one more piece.
Until I had a complete four piece tablesetting in each pattern.
Thanks Mom....xoxo!

By the time I was in my young 20's and a brand new working girl,
I started to also add to my china collections.
To this day, I have a six piece placesetting in each pattern....or thereabout.
Working on eight....would love to get to 12.
With additional pieces like teapots, platters and other larger items.

Back then, I also decided I needed some pretty pink glassware to go with my pretty pink china.
So Bohemia crystal "Tulip" it was.

I'm glad I bought this crystal and china while I was young and not conscientious of costs.
These days, I am not so fast to part with my money on expensive frilly things.

My pink serenity dishes comes out and gets used every Easter.
It's such a spring and fresh colour, for a fresh season.
The kids always associate Easter with these dishes.
A good memory for them.....thanks to a dear lady who know I liked pink!
Thanks Mom.....xoxoxoxoxo

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  1. They're beautiful! And your mom a special lady. Maybe you should try using them all year, and treat yourself to their elegance.

  2. Your mom was a wise woman to garner an interest in china and fine things when you were a teenager. This patter is so pretty and delicate. Beautiful photos of your dishes and crystal.

  3. Those dishes are beautiful. What a smart Mom you had!

  4. I love your dishes! Your Mother had great taste too! Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!

  5. It is a very pretty pattern, and just right for spring. I like the idea of your family associating it with Easter.

  6. I think food just takes better in a rosy room with rosy dishes!

  7. Beautiful. I want pink dishes.
    Thanks for sharing your treasure.
    Have a good week,

  8. That Royal Albert pattern is so delicate and I can never resist pink!

  9. I have a confession! I never liked pink - ever, until I started tablescaping seriously. Now, I am obsessed with anything pink, especially crystal. Your china is gorgeous and I love the goblets! So, so pretty!!!

  10. Such beautiful china and crystal and your tablescape is gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Your mom was a smart woman. She knew you well, like you said, but she also knew the value of what she was giving you.
    Great memories to have and the pass on.