My family passed down beautiful pieces of china from generation to generation, taking them out and using them to mark special occasions and important celebrations.
One of the most important aspects of dusting off our beloved family treasures each year isn’t just about enjoying them as beautiful serving pieces at holiday meals, but recalling the memories and stories associated with each piece.
As a 30-something, I've noticed most of my friends' family heirlooms have been relegated to the shelves and cupboards year round—which means fewer opportunities to share family stories and keep those memories alive.
This Labor Day, I think back to my own family's history and the strong women that worked and sacrificed to be able to pass down their values and traditions to the next generation.
You guessed it —these exchanges ofree took place at holiday dinner tables, almost always involving the fine china.
My mother and 101 year old granny passed down their china collections to me (I was the only one who expressed a real interest of my 3 siblings and 2 cousins, to be honest)! They also supported me in upcycling their pieces at the outset of launching this business for which I am incredibly grateful.
I'm even more grateful that we continue to use these heirlooms to keep the stories going and the family history a part of our present.
In the spirit of sharing, honoring our family history, and celebrating Labor Day, I’ve extended FREE SHIPPING through the month of SEPTEMBER —a little gift from my. family to yours. Applies to all domestic orders.
My granny with her original wedding china from 1941. Upcycled by The Brooklyn Teacup into a Teacup and Saucer Stand that granny always keeps out.