Piece by Piece

I know I've mentioned before that my table settings lean toward hodge podge & mish mash but this is the one set that I've collected piece by piece. About 15 years ago my son and I were living on our own and didn't have a dime to spare. One afternoon we stopped at a Goodwill and I fell in love with this old Wedgewood pattern. It was only two cups and two saucers and they were $5, which was more than I could afford if I wanted to get the shorts my boy needed for Summer. We passed them up but a week later he stopped back in with his grandma and bought them for me. That darling boy has picked up all these pieces for me one by one over the last several years. They aren't all Wedgewood but it's ok because the only label I need is a post-it note marked, "Found another one Mom..."


  1. What a precious story! Each one is a treasure that no money could ever replace because they were given by such a precious son. I have a note tacked to my art tray from my grown son in 1999 just says,"wanted to remind you I love you Mom" love, your son I did not find it in my pad of paper for over one year. It means so much to me, just a simple word of love. That is what you have "a word of love". Tks for sharing something so sweet...

  2. That is a sweet story! What a sweetheart of a son you've got there! They are lovely dishes, too! :)

  3. I love this style...very eclectic...and the post-it notes make them priceless! What a sweet boy you have there...

  4. Aren't sons wonderful. Little love notes from my son are some of the sweetest gifts I've ever received.
    Your little story really tugged at my heart. So glad you have an awsome son.

  5. Hey ... I just tried to go to the shops through the french cupboard link at the top near the banner ... and when I tried to click on some of the shops my machine said the site contained malware .... don't know how to report this ....

  6. Awww, that is so sweet! I think your son loves you:>)

  7. Awe...too sweet! You've raised a swell young man my friend. Sweet story and that is beautiful china! I hope he continues to find pieces to add to your loving collection...one by one~
    everything vintage

  8. Not only precious to have a son but a precious son to have and a precious collection as a tribute to his love for you.

  9. May I borrow that young fella ... particularly around Mother's Day & birthday? Chuckle! What a blessing he is ... give him a hug & ty for me for being such a beautiful person.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  10. Hi Polly ..the ol'blog is beautiful as usual..
    have a great 4th (:)hugs, Patty

  11. I love these wonderful stories of kids "taking care" of Mom. Especially when it's just the two of you. It is the sweetest, gentlest reminder of not only how much they adore their mother but they know how you struggle to give them what they need and pass up so much for yourself. I'm blessed to be mother to one of those darling boys, too. He's 23 now but oh the wonderful gifts he goes out of his way to bring me. Absolutely love it!


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