I had just settle Grandma down into the blower chair when in the doorway appears my other grand ma 'Mimi' (My moms mom) "Hey Sweet pea" she says "Iv got some things I'd like you to have" and even now as I'm writing this I'm still in shock!
"Nation Wide Silver Exchange
2217 North Weber St
Colorodo Springs Colo.
This is where the silver set was purchased and the note has stayed inside the box ever since. I was beside myself that she was making such and heirloom a birthday present to a 20 yr old! I couldn't say Thank you enough! But That was not all Mimi wished to give away.
This crystal ice bucket and tongs also belonged to Great Great Grandma Coker. She used it a lot for cocktail parties. Speaking of cocktail parties...
Look at this Shaker!
So pretty sure for the next year I will be collecting Nautical themed bar ware for my 21st birthday next June!
These 6 Cherry glasses were also her's I think the pattern on them really suit the Casablanca... sort of squiggles and loops. Also bestowed upon me were these 2 sets of salt shakers these with the red lids were my Great Grandma Avery's (she died in 1999)
There's also a set with black lids, with the tray in the shape of a shamrock that were Great Great grandmother Cokers. I will try and get some close ups of the silver pattern and the other set of salt and pepper shakers tomorrow. I cannot thank my grandmother enough, and I imagine that this $900 set of silverware (or since its so expensive is the term 'cutlery' now? ) will be used on the table during Thanksmass at the Casablanca in November.
Only 2 days until As Time Goes By, Chris and Nick sadly wont be able to join us. BUT Micheal from Cul-de-sac shack and Debra from Zootsuitmama will be representing the State of Missouri! Cant wait to finally meet you guys and gals!