Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Teacups & Scrapbooking...


I have no idea the pattern name of this china. It belonged to my mom for as long as I can remember. The writing on the bottom is in Chinese, and says Made in China. If anyone recognizes the pattern, please let me know!




Using My Memories Quick Pages, I put together these pages honoring my mom, and her love of delicate china. 
All of the pages were free to download. 




My mother used this set of dishes everyday. She was a collector of beautiful china and stemware, and never kept them away from her children or grand children. We were always treated to the most beautiful table. 

That is a memory we all treasure!





 My daughter inherited this set and here she shares a cup of hot cocoa with my precious grandson. 

You can see how gentle she is using his great grandmother's teacup!



 My mom & daughter, the last photo taken, July 2001.




If you wish to purchase the software so that you can create lovely digital scrapbook pages, please use the link in my sidebar and my Special Coupon Code for a $10.00 discount! 


My mom's wedding dress and pearls, along with some strikingly beautiful azalea blooms, make a perfect backdrop for one of her beloved teacups! 


I'm linked to Teacup Tuesday.


Images are mine. Please don't take them without asking. Not that anyone would want them. I'm just sayin'.  



18 comments:

  1. What wonderful software! I had no idea! Your pages are beautiful and such a family treasure!
    Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. The software is pretty neat! I'm enjoying learning a new style of scrapbooking :) Thanks for coming by and leaving such an encouraging comment.

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  2. What a beautiful post Ann. You have such family treasure here, the best things are heirlooms and knowing who had them, and used them with loving care, it's pricelss! Thank you for your lovely visit.
    FABBY

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    1. I love family heirlooms! It's so fascinating to me the styles of the past. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Oh, I can just imagine how lovely and sweet your mom is. She had good taste too. Love the delicate china....Christine

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    1. Hi Christine, Thanks for taking time to come by and comment! I loved your party post :)

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog, Ann~ Your digi pages are pretty and contain such special memories. How blessed you are to have your mom's pearls, and see your daughter and grandchildren use her dishes. I especially like the candid photo of your grandchild drinking from the teacup :)
    Shawn

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    1. Hi Shawn, That was my favorite photo as well! My mom would have been so thrilled to know her great grandson, but one day we will all be reunited in Heaven! Thank you for coming by.

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  5. These are so cool! I love what you did with the pictures and the tea cups!

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    1. Hey Lisa, Thanks! It's a challenge learning something new for this old lady ;)

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  6. Wonderfully sweet cup! I almost cry when I read about your memories associated with this cup. That you then gave it as an inheritance to your daughter make it complete. To see your grandchild drink from it oh what it must please your mother in heaven. I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

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    1. Hey Zinnia,
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I know my mom would be pleased that they enjoy her china. She loved her fancy dishes. She had enough to pass around to several of us :)

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  7. Hi Anne,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Looking around your site I realize I have much to learn before I make my next scrapbook for one of my nieces. As auntie (without kids of my own) they love the books I present on their 16th Christmas. You have now raised the standard. :0) I will be back to learn more.
    Grace & Peace,
    Leslie Payne
    PS-
    The Julie Klassen book I won on OTT is now in my hot little hands

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  8. Hey Leslie! You are going to love this book, I'm sure. Julie writes exceptional fiction! I've read all her books and eagerly await her next one, although it will be awhile.
    Thanks for taking time to come by. Scrapbooking is very personal and each of us has our own style. I know your nieces love what you present them because it comes from your heart and that's ALL that matters! Blessings and have a great week- Anne

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  9. Truly a gift from you to your children & grandchildren. What a wonderful Mom you were blessed with. I especially appreciate you sharing that she freely used her china and stemware with her grandchildren, as it should be! Our best china and glassware is reserved for special company, and wisely she knew the most special of all is our family.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thank you for your kind words! My mom certainly had the highest regard for her family and treated us as such. She is sorely missed! I appreciate you taking time to come by and leave a comment :)

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  10. Ahhhhh, such a beautiful tea cup and saucer! I love your scrapbook pages too!

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