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I just got it, just now. My Grandmother E. collected Danish things. Of course she did, her husband came from Copenhagen and swept her off her feet. She cooked Danish for him, her decor was definitely minimal and very Danish. Yet she was a Pennsylvania Dutch woman, from roots in PA far back, not knowing what Danish even was before she met Grandfather E. Anyway, I have lots of Grandmothers china!
For the last 2 weeks I've been on the prowl for something pretty to drink my cappuccino out of, instead of the tumblers or mugs I usually use. No, this Nespresso coffee is so good, it deserves to be presented in proper glass. Or china. These beautiful cups have been sitting in my china closet forgotten and were collecting dust. Why not use grandmother's tea cups? They have sat unused for the last 30 years, on display. Pulling them out made me think of all kinds of happy memories of her.
When I got to sleep over at their house, one of my favorite places to play was in her closet. I loved trying on her hats and scarves and gloves. And I loved the cedar smell in thetr. She taught me to wash my face every night with Dove (this is not a commercial) and that was good for my skin. And my Grandfather E. taught me to love toast with butter and cheese and tea for a snack in the evening. We never used the good china though. Today, finally, this pretty Danish stuff is getting used!
And I realized that I am very much like she was, I have made my home southwestern to honor my husband. I'm just like her!