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Wednesday 21 October 2015


Good morning all.

Had my first reflexology massage yesterday and really enjoyed it...it was amazing what she could tell about me from my feet! Lunch was a bit of a disaster but in the end we only got charged for two glasses of Prosecco...we would rather the food have been good though! Not to worry it didn't spoil our afternoon.

M&S did spoil my evening though when they decided my spending patterns looked decidedly fraudulent and put a block on my card...despite being able to tell them all the transactions they were highlighting had been legitimately made by me they insisted my card had to be cancelled...I was furious!! Now I'll have to wait for the new card then start sorting out all the regular payments I make that will need changing....grrrr just what I needed NOT!

No crafting to share today, instead I thought I'd share the first of my heritage pieces with you. This belonged my Great Aunt and although I was her favourite and spent a lot of time with her when I was a child I didn't know it existed until several years after her death. My sisters and I argued over who was to have it when we first found out about it but they had to concede when my youngest sister pointed out that actually I had been the only one of us to like my Aunt so it really should go to me.

Anyway enough of the waffle...

Can you tell what it is yet?

Obviously rarely been played with!

In all it's glory....

As my Aunt was born in 1904 this has to be over 100 years old, there's no manufacturers name on it but on the label the word "Registered" is written in English and German suggesting it was made for both markets and most likely before the First World War. Sadly there's no one left to tell us any more about it now but it will continue to be treasured as my Aunt had so obviously treasured it.

Now just got to find a way to display it to it's best advantage in our new house...it's spent too long wrapped in brown paper and hidden away in a wooden chist.

Have a good day...housework beckoning here again!


  1. WOW this is gorgeous Carol, what a beautiful piece of family heritage. Sorry you had a nightmare of a day with your card.
    Linda xxx

  2. You certainly had a day of ups and downs lol. I hope the rest of the weeks goes well.
    Love your tea set you are definitely going to need to display it.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  3. What a beautiful keepsake and legacy from your Aunt. How lovely to have something in such good condition that she cherished. You must be very careful dusting this.

  4. A wonderful memory of your Aunt and such a treasure to have....you are right it needs to be displayed xxxx

  5. I had the same thing happen to me with my M & S account Carol, the first time it wasn't noticed and the second time they blocked it. It is a pain waiting for your new card to come out and certainly curbed my spending for a week. I tend to phone now to let them know if I am making any large purchases to be on the safe side.

    I love your tea set it is beautiful and still in it's original box too. What a lovely keepsake.

    Shame about your food on your day out but I agree with you on the reflexology point. I haven't had any for years but it is great and really works well. Who knew our feet held so many of our secrets?!

    Hugs Erika. x

  6. Hi Carol this certainly is a little treasure, and so glad that you will display it and care for it just as your Aunt did. It really is sad when the memories of the past and the stories associated with them disappear for ever, I am always asking my mum things about her past as she was born in 1919, although her memory is not as good as it was she still tells us stories that take you back to those days. I am a lover of the olden days and watch as many documentaries as I possibly can I often think I was born in the wrong century. Thanks for sharing.
    lorraine x

  7. This is beautiful Carol, it will look lovely on display in your new home.

  8. so sorry to hear about the trouble with your card Carol - I can't understand why they would cancel it having spoken to you - it doesn't make any sense!!! Love your teaset - it looks fabulous. Hugs rachel xx

  9. How lucky that you were able to get this beautiful teaset. I have one from when I was a child but its not over a 100 years old yet!!! What a pain about your card, hope it gets sorted quickly. Michelle x

  10. How lovely is that! I'm so glad you managed to get it in the end!
    I'm sure your aunt would have approved!
    Annoying about your card though! Hope it's sorted soon!
    Dawn xx

  11. Beautiful little collection Carol, mum had delicate fine china like that ....xx


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