My package arrived and just look at the set of china that was gifted to me by my sweet Auntie and her Daughter! The china is Noritake in the Mabel pattern and there are twelve full place settings along with various serving pieces. You better believe I am just over the moon.
The china was purchased by a GI stationed in Japan, at the behest of my Grandma as a gift for my Aunt...she just had to trust his judgement as to the pattern....Why, I'd say he had wonderful taste!
My Auntie has always been a gracious hostess, not mention a superb cook and these dishes have provided many years of loyal service. I hope that I can live up to the standards that they are used to, otherwise, there could be a mutiny in my china cupboard!
I want to thank my Auntie for thinking of me, and my sweet Cousin for all her painstaking effort into seeing that the dishes arrived safely....I am so honored to be the steward of this fine gift.
I have wanted a set of china for almost 29 years now, but nothing ever spoke to my heart or seemed just right...isn't it just like HIM, who knows our hearts and cares about even the simple things like pretty china, to bless us in unexpected ways!
Yours so kindredly,