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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cream or Sugar?

"Cream or Sugar?", one often ask while serving tea.
But with this post, cream or sugar takes on a whole new meaning!


or Sugar?


and Sugar!

Cream and sugar, please!
I have been extremely blessed with inherited family treasures! But when you are nicknamed Martha, blessings can, at times, be frustrating. These lovely cream and sugars. . .creams or sugars. . .are an ongoing search for missing mates.

What now appears to be a glorious matching set was once a lonely single creamer. This pink depression creamer in Buttons and Bows was gifted to me by my dear Mother~in~law, Mary. Many years passed before I found the lidded sugar bowl. Then in this last year, the larger milk pitcher was in a local Antique Shop ~ Roadhouse Antiques. This darling little pink Fostoria pitcher was found at our local Thrift Shop! Now when I ask "Cream or Sugar?" I'm wanting to know which preference for your tea.

When asking "Cream or Sugar?" before, it was when we were searching for missing mates for the above pieces. Did I need a Creamer or a Sugar bowl?

Just this past year, I found the matching creamer to this sugar bowl. On several different occasions I had found the creamer and sugar bowl as a set. Couldn't buy one without buying the other. No one wanted to break the set. Understandable.  Now when I use this set, I can again ask, "Cream or Sugar?"

Unfortunately, for this lonely sugar bowl, my question will still continue to be Cream or Sugar? I haven't given up the hunt, nor the hopes of finding the matching Creamer. It's a new year. . .one just never knows. . .but one thing is for sure. . .the hunt continues On Crooked Creek!

I'm joining our gracious hostess, Tam @ The Gypsys Corner, for Three or More Tuesday. Consider joining this weekly meme with three or more of some of your collectibles. Please visit The Gypsys Corner and be inspired for creative ways to display those treasured items in your own home decor.

Until next time. . .


Char said...

Oh so pretty. I just love the carnival glass and some of those pieces too....but please, may I have some lemon with my tea? HA!

Martha said...

I'm sure you'll find it's mate -- hang in there. (And have you checked ebay).

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, always great to have new friends!
I'm now a follower:)


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

hunting for the mate will be fun and they thrill you will feel when u find it!

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GardenofDaisies said...

The search is half the fun!! :-) And all your pieces are so pretty!!

Neabear said...

Gorgeous pieces you have there! I am sure will enjoy your ongoing search for the matching pieces.


pammiejo said...

I have a set just like the gold - inherited from my paternal grandmother. I shall keep my eye out for you, Pat! You never know when you'll stumble upon something. PAM

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I think you are queen of finding awesome thrifted treasures. Seeking out specific ones I mean. They must be drawn to you like magnets!!!

I have no doubt that the last piece is propbably heading your way as I type!!


Karen said...

Love your dishes! You and I have very similar interests. I collect Fostoria and will one day inherit my grandmother's Moon and Star collection. Where to put it all I do not know!
I'll be back. I'm your newest follower.
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