Tag Archives: Mom

#TBT: Mom’s 1993 card

My mother went through various phases of crafting. She exhibited some addictive/creative behavior!

One of those phases was with handmade cards, using some heavy plastic-like material and a tracing tool to make an impression on the plastic. She then colored the raised portion of the card. The process took time and patience!

She had some name for this, which I have long since forgotten. [UPDATE: Sister Karen tells me it’s tarjeta.  I find very few hits for this word on line, but it appears to be a Brazilian and Argentine craft.]

Mom’s 1993 Christmas card was handmade, and I cherish it.

Memories: family dinnerware

When Grandma Carter moved into a nursing home, I took custody of her dinnerware.

I didn’t even unpack this china until I had Aunt Esther’s china cabinet, so in four years, I think I’ve used it once.


Two weeks ago I took custody of my mother’s dinnerware.  We rarely used this, but I’m determined to put it on the table for certain occasions.

Mom’s collection includes service for nine: dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, coupe bowls, three serving dishes and a large serving plate, cream and sugar dishes, and cups & saucers.  Also in the box were four painted china demitasse cups and saucers, and some random serving dishes. And six salt cellars.