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Jennifer E. Thomas
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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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My grandmother's china

My grandmother purchased a complete set of Haviland Blue Garland china many years ago, piece by piece at her grocery store. Several years ago, she told me that when her time came, she would see to it that it went to me, because I love it so very much.

Being that the woman who spawned me will most likely be handling what little estate Grammy leaves, the odds of those dishes ever ending up in my home are none to nil, I'm thinking. And that's fine. Especially because the local antique shop has an entire service for 8, with ALL of the accessory pieces, for a price WELL below current market on this china.

Sam says I can buy it.

Here's what this lovely stuff looks like:

I am just.. over the moon. This china was so much a part of my childhood, nothing but happy memories associated with it, and every time I use it, even though it isn't "Grammy's Original" set, I will think of her.

Doesn't have to be the ones she actually has used for 50+ years to give me that happiness. :)

And this way, her actual set can go to one of her other grandchildren. And that's a good thing, too.

UPDATE: ZOMG! I found it even CHEAPER on eBay! WAY cheaper! Missing one saucer, but I can piece that from a replacements service! AND it's service for 12, not 8!

Borderline symptom of the day: cheerfulcheerful

Oh, I like it! I am a china JUNKIE and super picky, especially about floral patterns. This one is really nice. Congrats on the good find!

How very wonderful for you. I am so happy for you. Enjoy it and use it.