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The story I was told when my mother-in-law gave me this little creamer all those years ago was that it was from her mama and that it was something her mama had received in a box of charity items after she had a house fire. My mother-in-law is lost to us, her memory eaten away by the ravages of Alzheimer's. I wish I could ask her the history of this little item one more time to see if I got the story right.
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The old Methodist hymnal was found among my father-in-law's many, many shelves and boxes of books when he passed away. (The rolled up hymn pages are from a hymnal I found at the Salvation Army thrift store for 50 cents.)
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The hydrangea and lavender are from our own yard. I'm a sorry excuse for a gardener. Everything that thrives in our yard is a gift, not due to any skill on my part.
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The doily is a gift from a dear online friend. But, my favorite thing in these photos? That one wee droplet of water on the old creamer. I didn't even realize it was there until I edited these shots.
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