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A few things I fell in Love with on eBay

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Happy Happy Pigs! Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas by Amanda Lawford 18 County  $68.00 Get it on eBay by flibbertigibbits  Check it out HERE

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Cole Haan Genuine Light Brown Leather Pocket Tote/Shoulder Bag  $79.99 by eBay Seller levistarex  Check it out HERE

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Mackenzie Childs Lovely Poppy Field Hand Stitched Petals Pillow 15×36 New $323.99 by eBay Seller eye4gr8stuff  Check it out HERE 

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Wood Pig Butcher Meat Chart Wall Sign/Message Board * Primitive Farmhouse Décor  $62.00 by eBay Seller chocolate-pickles Check it out HERE

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King Pig Mak’in Bacon Art Print on Vintage Dictionary Paper Stock  $6.95 by eBay Seller viacool  Check it out HERE

A Mother’s Day Obsession… I mean Memory..

When I was a child my parents had these dishes.  I remember setting the table at all the major holidays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas.  But we never used these dishes on Mothers Day.  Why?

Well, they aren’t dishwasher safe… See that little gold-tan rim? That will come off in the dishwasher (or so my mother told me), and my mother didn’t want to wash the dishes on her special day!

These are Adams Caylx Ware and are in the Metz pattern. My mother says these dishes came from her aunt and uncle; Art and Nell Weaver.  If you are from Lawrence Kansas, you’ll know them from Weavers Department store… if not, you’ll just think of them as a sweet old couple that loved my mother.  My father says he brought them back from a trip to Japan while he was in the Navy.  I tend to believe my mother.

So.. back to the story.. I really, really wanted these dishes. I grew to love them, because I had wrapped these dishes each time we moved.  I hand washed them so many times, and lovingly set them back in the china cabinet. I was sure my mother would let me have them. She hadn’t used them since I was 13..  so surely she’ll let me have them. She didn’t.

These dishes aren’t the most attractive set to me.  They are not what I would pick if I were to go pick out a set of china today.  But because they hold such a wonderful memory of the special dinners we ate when I was a child… I needed to own this set.

My mother refused to give them to me.. or let me buy them.  So I bought them all on eBay.

I’m not trying to brag.. but I have a place setting for 12, includng the cream soup bowls, and egg cups.  Ok.. maybe I’m trying to rub it in a little..  I also have 4 platters, a huge rare salad bowl, covered dish and cake plate.. but who’s counting.

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