Saturday, July 20, 2013

Italy Gift

I was just given a sweet sweet gift from Nancy who lives in Italy. Her dad lives here in my town and I check on him once or twice a week for her and her brother who lives in Germany and older sister who live in Colorado.
Anyway Dad has moved to assisted living apartment and Nancy is here from Italy trying to disperse her parents items. The have had a lottery drawing among the kids and grandkids and whats left is a lot.

This is Nancy & Lois doll chest from when they were little ,neither one of them wanted it and there is 2 granddaughters they didn't want the old thing LOL
So I was making over it and telling her how precious it was on and on. She said Jan do you want the thing? I said of course I want it and offered to pay for it . However it was a gift to me from Nancy from Italy
She brought me a sweet box of chocolates from Italy also.

I love the fastener of this little cabinet,she said Lois painted the flowers back on the cabinet years ago when they were still home 

Now for the little treasures in the doll cabinet, a little purse ,stuffed animal from some trip to circus , a baby bottle , an vintage snap billfold,and wait for the Bride Doll !

love her dress 

I figured I would put my blue & white childrens dishes in this cabinet 

this is everything that was in the cabinet

I  love the hinges on the doors also 

all my blues and then I have another small set of dishes 

These were my youngest daughters  doll dishes given to her by my Mother , a few pieces got broken 

The little tea pot and cup & saucer on top shelf I bought years ago at a sale 

This little doll Nancy said an Aunt brought it back to her from Italy when she was a little girl she can still remember 

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  1. Very nice gift... I have a small one like yours I found ... LOve it..Happy Saturday with love Janice

  2. Sweet story and the adorable little cabinet is just perfect with the doll dishes.

  3. What a score I love all the Vintage goodies that were saved inside.

  4. Great little gift, perfect for the blue dishes. How very kind of you, to check in on Nancy's father for her. I hope he's near by, he will miss you. xoxo,Susie

  5. I love that little chest-or cabinet- it is just the cutest thing. I love it. That was a gift for repayment of the kindness of your heart. What wonderful treasures you have there with so many wonderful memories attached. xo Diana

  6. Love the cabinet. I love the big ole knobs on the bottom drawer ! I'm a newbie to the blog world so I've been blog hunting and found you. Blessings!

  7. Wonderful treasures inside that little cabinet which is precious. Your blue dishes were meant for displaying in this. How lovely you spoke up to save this gift. Blessings...

  8. Hi Janice,
    That cabinet is so cute! Love all the little dishes. How cute! That is such a sweet gift and I know you will treasure it. Have fun! Gina

  9. How sweet of Nancy to give you the cabinet - I'm sure it made her and her brother and sister happy to know that someone really appreciates it. And what special little dishes. You're such a good friend to check on their Dad. -- Jan

  10. Oh, what a precious gift. Something you can pass on. I love your display.

  11. What a sweet gift! It's a great piece to display treasures!

  12. Oh, my heart is full knowing what a special little gift this is! Look at all of the sweet little things. Your children's little dishes are so pretty and look so sweet in the cabinet. I would love to have something like this.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Beautiful Gift! Thanks for stopping by,hugs Biljana

  14. Hello lady,
    enchanting beauty sweet gift
    Greetings :)

  15. OOo those dishes!!! what a lovely gift!

  16. What a fabulous gift! I am sure she was so thankful that you checked on her Dad, I love that purse and doll!


  17. Can you believe they didn't want that lovely cabinet and its contents. Love that Bride doll. Nancy was so sweet to give it to you but I am sure she was so appreciative of your help over the years. You are a very thoughtful and caring friend.
    Have a blessed weekend, Ginger

  18. Oh my! What a fabulous gift you have there. The doll is just precious.


  19. What a great little hutch full of so much fun stuff! How nice of her to give it to you and how nice of you to cherish it!


  20. Wow what an awesome score. I love this! I recently was able to score (not for free) a decently priced Italian Curio Cabinet from Italy that I wrote a post about recently. Followed you on Bloglovin.

    -Brittany Ruth

  21. You were given a real treasure! I have a very similar doll as the Italian doll pictured given to me as a child but it was from France!

  22. Looks like you scored a lot of treasures!