The formal Dining room, I hate that it is called that, because it makes it seem like you can only use this room for formal dinners, and believe me, we have NO formal dinners here!!!! Fun dinners and Holiday dinners YES, but not formal ever!!!!
A wonderful gift from my darling, a signed Thomas Kincaid oil painting, and the English Garden is one of my favorite's of his. (please check out Queen Mamaw's blog and she has this same painting on her main page!!!)
I love this China as it is from my husband's Grandmother and another set from his Mom, so not only do I have enough for me a set, I have enough to give each of my daughter's a set. This china is one of those that you would get from depositing money at the bank, so I cherish it even more, knowing that every time Grandma or Mom would go to the bank and make that deposit from those hard earned dollars they got something in return.
My treasured Tea pot collection, the one to the left, was a gift my son brought me from England.In 2002, my son got to go to Europe for 3 1/2 weeks to visit his best friend and his family who relocated there for a job transfer. He got to see so many wonderful places and they even took him to Turkey. The one on the right is a beauty I picked up in Vancouver, Canada. Now the story about that platter!!!!Sarah Ferguson, the Dutchess of York, was doing a signing at a local Macy's store, so my good friend and I went and pre-bought our selections and the day she was in the store to do the signing we wanted to be one of the first one's in line, in case the crowd was to large, so we arrived around 8 a.m., at around 9 a.m. this large black SUV pulled up and much to our surprise it was her, chatting away on her phone, sounded like a conversation between her and her children. The signing began at noon!!!! And yes, we were some of the first few to greet her. The store has several doors and people were waiting at all of the doors, so when the store opened the line formed to get in!!!She was very funny and told a few stories about her and her family. She said although her and Prince Andrew were divorced the family still remains living under one roof and that they enjoy Tea together every day. What a sweet story to know that even the Duke and Dutchess of York and their children really do have tea together!!!