This post is all over the place, but connected in a way! Bear with me as I ramble ----
My mother had a green thumb and loved her rose garden. She, also, was fond of anything with roses on it especially china. This plate was one of her favorites and hung on the dining room wall when I was growing up.
It was painted by Anna Peters, who had a china painting studio in Denver at the turn of the 20th century. About 40 years ago, I started looking for more Anna Peters china when we were out antiquing. In about 1976, I found two smaller plates painted by Ms. Peters and gave them to my mother for Mother's Day that year. Over the years, I have acquired nine more pieces of the Peters' china which I found mostly in the Denver area. My mother passed away before I could give her any more of these beautiful rose dishes.
To celebrate my Mother's birth date and our wedding anniversary this week, I grouped the Peters' dishes in our dining room plate rack.
And, now our 59th wedding anniversary ----
The time has passed unbelievably fast. Who are those teenagers in this 1958 photo?
The picture was taken on our wedding day in my parent's dining room, where we held the reception for 300 people. My parent's house was big; the day was a beautiful September day; so the reception flowed out into my folk's lovely backyard. But, 300 people --- my mother was a saint!! Her 39th birthday was the day before our wedding day.
If you look at the picture of Bob and I, you can spot my mother's favorite rose plate hanging on the wall.
My mother and dad gave us a beautiful wedding to share with friends and families. The flowers were beautiful ----
The cake was perfect ----
The whole day was special!
The perfect start to a wonderful 59-year (and counting) marriage.
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