Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Wonderful, Wonderful, GIFT!!!!!

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.

  Now----- I have the best reason in the world to collect pink Luster with Roses. I need to fill this baby up. Time to go shopping. Come by anytime for a tour. I will always leave the lights on and buddy will be glad to see ya. I'd say with a kiss, but he's a little selfish with them. I hardly every get any.