My 81 year old grandmother is joining us for Thanksgiving this year and even though she's still willing to travel I know that won't be the case forever, so I thought this is the year. The year to unpack my great-grandmother's china and actually use it. Keep in mind I had never seen this china. But no matter what it looked like I thought it would be a lovely reminder of family and a special detail for my grandmother.
Harper and I unpacked the dishes this morning and I was shocked to see that the colors matched my own taste and colors so exactly. The green is the perfect color of our dining room and what I would have chosen if could go buy any fancy china. It seems like such a gift. It makes me feel more connected to my great-grandmother gone so many years. I hope it helps my daughter connect to her history. I hope it makes this year a more memorable day.