Today, May 6th, 2015 was a very special day. The reason ? I got a beautiful gift from a very dear friend. Last week, I got a phone call from a good friend, Joanne Barnes, she said she wanted to come visit and she was bringing me a present. I said, it is not my Birthday, Christmas or anything. She said it was just something she wanted to give me.
I first meet Joanne Barnes in 1972. I was doing my student teaching, my final act before graduation at college. I had studied art and Joanne's Husband, Melvin, was an local art teacher and I was assigned to him and his art class for a few weeks to do this teaching.
Melvin has since passed, but Joanne and I have remained friends. Melvin and Joanne were very good to me, I had a good easy time student teaching and I got a good grade. They had me to there home, which was lovely and they liked and collected antiques. Joanne and I both liked pink and pink roses.
Joanne has always collected, " Pink Luster." She has hundreds of pieces. I never got into it, until now! People call this Pink Luster, because of the pink boarder that has a high luster. It comes in many patterns, but Joanne and I have always liked the pink rose pattern. I have owned a lot of pieces, but I always sold them. One day recently, I asked Joanne if she still collected it? She said not so much, as she has so much. I said I never did, but somehow wish I had. I guess that is where she got the ideal to share these pieces with me.
Well I had to wait a week to find out what my present was. But today, Joanne came bringing a very big box. My eyes about popped out of my head when I saw what was inside. We just kept unpacking wonderful pieces after wonderful pieces. I thought the best place for them was in a hutch in the library.
|This is the cabinet before the luster. I moved a few books and even dusted the shelves Yahhhhhh|
I have some other pink things in the library. I have the famous DOLL HOUSE, that is very pink. I also have a very old china doll, with a pink dress. It was also a gift from a friend. And my pride and joy. A French Automaton with a pink dress. So the pink luster seemed like the next pink to add here.