IMPORTANT: Address Change

My blog will still be operating, however the new purchasing of cards and prints will be under construction for some time. Hope you understand and bear with me.

The address of this blog has been permanently changed. "Donnadidit" no longer exists and will not show up on any search engine. It is important that you ...
1. Grab my button which will automatically bring you here ... or...
2. Change the name (dorothydonnaparker) and the URL on your reading and/or receive list. (Blogroll) ... or ...
3. make it super easy on yourself and subscribe by email.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email. Don't want to loose you. Love you too much. :o) Donna, Doni, Lady D xoxo

Sunday, June 20, 2010

* Unpacked My Last Box Today


Not one of my better surprises!  Of all the lovely objects of beauty I once owned, I chose to bring with me my 21st birthday gift from my parents.  My set of Royal Crown Derby "Mikado".  Originally I had a set of sixteen.  I pared down to a set of eight.  Yes, I had visions of white linen, crystal and bone china on a table in the garden with dear friends.  What can I say!  Now I can have a dinner party for three.  Yes, only three complete place settings survived.  It was like a truck ran over the box.  The plates were all on their sides, smashed.   I had taken such care packing.  Purchased a special 'dishes' box.  Special sponge wrap.  Nothing could have saved them.  I knelt over them with reverence.  They have seen some good times.  I gathered each piece determined to 'let it go' quickly.  I am now envisioning a blue and white mosaic border around the arch in the fireplace.  What do you think?

Don’t get hung up on a snag in the stream, my dear. Snags alone are not so dangerous—it’s the debris that clings to them that makes the trouble. Pull yourself loose and go on.
Anne Shannon Monroe

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