Friday Favorites|| A sweet surprise


My Friday Favorites came in the form of a sweet surprise.
I mentioned earlier this week how my guy and I have been cleaning, organizing maniacs. I mean going through every box we have in our storage closet, purging what we don't need, saving sentimental items and preparing for Mom's of Multiples and neighborhood garage sales galore. 
I stumbled upon an old leather suit case that I remembered being in my parents home and wasn't sure what exactly I would find in the old, raggedy jewel. Probably old clothes or pageant dresses...
Boy was I in for a surprise. 

I found my Mom's old China that her mother bought for her and my Dad.
I love every piece of this set. 

I vividly remember her China situated perfectly in her China cabinet in the dining room of my childhood home. 
What I don't remember is when it was taken down. 
This warranted an immediate phone call to my mom for answers. 

{Isn't this plate and bowl just beautiful!}

My Mom quickly updated me on the who, what, when and where of the situation. 
Apparently my Granny gave my Mom her China {which is extremely similar in pattern} when she was downsizing homes a few years back which set off a domino effect. 
Mom packed up her china in an old suit case, put it away and then gave it along with several other containers of my childhood sentiments to me just before we moved to CNY. I must have missed the bit about China being packed away in the old leather suit case when my Mom gave it to me. 

{I love the pink roses and gold rim}

It is probably a good thing I waited so many years to open the suit case. 
A few years back I might not have been so emotionally tied to it. 
Having children does crazy things to you I tell ya
and this Momma is super sentimental!

There you have it, my five favorite photos of the sweetest surprise from this week. 
Josh and I can't get over the beauty of the collection and are feeling very excited to have such a special China set. 

If you give a girl a beautiful set of China, she's going to ask you for a China Cabinet to place it in!
{Hint, Hint Mr. Zabek}

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  1. The China is beautiful and the fact that it was your mother's makes it even more special! I love sentimental pieces like this!
    Have a blessed weekend!
    April Parrish

  2. I love surprises like that! Beautiful China....and so much more special because it holds a history and sentiment too. Glad I found your blog and looking forward to following along. Here via ICLW.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and for following!!

  3. What beautiful China! And what a beautiful family you have. I just found your blog for the first time on the link up and I am so glad I did :-)

  4. Stopping by from Five on Friday. Loved reading your blog and your pregnancy story. So thankful that God had a plan for you and your precious babies. Beautiful china as well!

  5. That China is so amazing!!! I love China that is passed down.. Hope you had a great weekend
    Chelsea @


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