Monday, January 19, 2009

cabinet of dreams

My cabinet of collectibles
My cabinet is full of collectibles. Royal Copenhagen China purchased in the city at an Antique shop for a song. A miniature bust, a gift from an Aunt who traveled the world and shared her stories and artifacts. Treasured porcelain place cards to mark one's place of honor at my table on special occasions. The pretty pink decoupage plate, a hand-made gift from my daughter which serves cookies or chocolate in style. Life has swiftly carried us away to a time where these items remain in a cabinet, under lock and key. Perhaps an inaugural dinner is just what I need to prepare to set my table with my fellow high ranking constituents. Will you be celebrating history in a special way by creating a special table or planning a memorable menu?
The sheet of calligraphy tucked behind is the "grace" that was recited on my wedding day, a special occasion. A day full of creating a life of dreams.

Let each of us give grace to the cabinet in charge and hope for the coming years to instill a life of honor, gratitude and dignity to our country.

16 comments:

ArchitectDesign said...

Bravo!! Hope you're enjoying the day with your kids!

Joyce said...

You said it all my friend! I love all of your treasures!!

Yes enjoy the day with your children. Oops speaking of - I need to get ready for work. I'm going in so the other gal can share the day with her children. Hugs...

Pigtown-Design said...

I have that lovely Royal Copenhagen china. I am now using pieces of it as my everyday china (what am I saving it for???).

Enjoy this special day (and tomorrow, too!)

Content in a Cottage said...

I can't ever remember feeling so hopeful. I think this country is in for a long wonderful ride. There will be many bumps in the road but we'll manage to get over them together with the help of our new cabinet. ♥Rosemary

Karena said...

There is a lot to get through in the next few years. Our treasures from loved ones, I had Isabella this weekend and we created art, memories that will last forever!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Every day is a reason to celebrate! No special occasions needed here. Hey, it's Monday. Let's have a party! Pull out the good stuff. Life's too short!

heidi said...

amen, sistah. -xoh

Kwana said...

Love your treasures. I'll be celebrating by having brunch with my grandmother and children in Harlem. There will be cheers and tears.

Tara said...

Hi Patricia

I have put some thought into this...we are going to have a picnic dinner in our den (pizza or Chinese food) and since the girls will be at school during the day's ceremonies, we're going to watch the reruns on CCN...hey, now that I think about it, I'd better be sure my busy college guy tunes in on campus!
:0)
Tara

Liesel said...

So very much to be thankful for with where our country is headed...I remain hopeful,proud and patient with all the ground work laid out before us.

Celebrate with those treasures!! I'm taking out a box of old, old fruit forks to dine on a yummy cake for our special inauguration celebration! Want my kids to understand the history that's being made!

Happy Day

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Hear, hear! I love your china.

3 Peanuts said...

What a lovely post. I adore your treasures and their explanations and I had not given much thought to how we will spend tomorrow. now, I need to think of something. Such an important day in history.

Kim

joanne said...

Well put. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Patricia, We had a party at our house tonight---with 40 of our friends to celebrate Obama's inauguration. It was great fun.

Somehow i am not surprised that you love Royal Copenhagen. I love that pattern too. I just wish I could find it for a song...

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Great post! I love your cabinet (and our new Cabinet, for that matter. :-) I went to D.C. And it was grand.

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