My China Cabinet

© by Lori Gagnon, Feb 4, 2012 in Winnipeg, MB

my wedding flowers and cake top

favourite wedding photo and framed certificate

sit proudly atop where all can see

the bride doll from my wedding shower

10th anniversary champagne flutes and

painted rock from that second honeymoon

four flowered, burgundy banded, 22 kt gold trimmed plates

taken from the cabin at Falcon Lake

the middle shelf do proudly stand

with 2 china cups Mrs. Wells gave

Gramma Clayton’s silver topped china jam server

a pinwheel crystal pickle dish

a wedding gift from a previous marriage

Gramma Farebrother’s yellow rose tea set

bought by my Dad and handed down to me

the top shelf do adorn

Gramma Clayton’s old serving platter

and another from AAA consignment

four dollars, a steal of a deal

a yellow rose candy dish from eBay

Jeff’s Town of Churchill mantle clock

crystal claimed when clearing out Mom & Dad’s house

the bottom shelf holds dear

a service for two of Royal Doulton Sherbrooke

one crystal liquor decanter

and 4 matching crystal glasses

a wedding gift from my marriage to Jeff

a wedding gift of mother of pearl handled silverware

for Gramma that Grampa Clayton made himself

middle drawers in the bottom lovingly store

along side a service of shiny new silverware

placemats, napkins, and table pads

seasonal table cloths and scraves

and a ceramic ashtray Jeff’s Gramma made

Mom & Dad’s wedding china given

by Gramma & Grampa Clayton sit

in the cupboards either side of the drawers

a service for twelve with one only one cup missing

a life time of family gatherings and celebrations

witness to birthday, Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners

I listen for the remembered stories they hold

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