Monday, November 19, 2007

All is Well

Many thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. They certainly lifted me up, and helped me to get through an anxious time. The surgery went well, thank God, and Dan is now home resting for the week. Thanksgiving will be quiet, which is just fine with me. My son, Liam, will be coming home from Philadelphia on Wednesday, and it will just be the four of us for dinner. Heavenly.

I wanted to take a minute to show you this covered dish that I found at a thrift store last week. You all know how I have a thing for dishes with lids on them, so I couldn't pass this one up, even though it was a little pricey at $10. When I got home, I did some research and found out that it was made by a company in Carlsbad, Austria, probably in the late 1800's. There was a similar dish offered on ebay last week, with a starting bid of $49.99. Oooohh, I love a bargain!


  1. Hi Mary,

    So glad to hear that everything went well. I was thinking of you this weekend. Can you believe we have snow this morning?? The kids have a two hour delay, as I guess your daughter does too.

    Winter is here for Thanksgiving!


  2. P.S.

    That is a beautiful dish! What a great find.

  3. Thank goodness all is well with your husband and what better week to stay home to rest and recouperate than Thanksgiving. Enjoy the family time!

    ~~ Heidi ~~

  4. Ya done good, Mar! It's gorgeous!!

    I'm so pleased to hear that your husband is doing well. And your Thanksgiving this year will have a special blessing reserved for him.


  5. Glad Hubby is doing well. This is a "Thanksgiving" week in many ways.

    Beautiful do have a way with finding them :-)

  6. I'm glad the surgery went well and that he can get some rest at home.
    I love your new find. It's just gorgeous.

  7. Mary,
    Glad you are back and that hubbie is doing well. I love that dish. I am so schizo when it comes to dishes. I love the delicate ones like that one, traditional transferware and also artisan pottery. Talk about the Three Faces of Janet!!

  8. Oh, Mary, I'm so glad things went well with the surgery and that it's all behind you now. Glad to know your son is coming to spend the holiday with you.
    Beautiful dish!! GREAT price. I, too, love a good bargin!

  9. Hi Mary,
    I'm so glad to hear your husband is doing well.
    And a quiet Thanksgiving sounds wonderful!
    The dish is beautiful and what a bargain!
    Have a good week and Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Mary, I am so sorry. I have been out of town and away from blogging and I did not hear your call for prayer. I am glad your husband is doing well. I will pray for his continued recovery.

    Love your covered dish! And Oh,my what a deal:)


  11. Mary, so glad to hear everything went well; just wanted you to know that my preayers were lifted up for you and yours.

    May the Lord continue to bless you

    Your friend


  12. The Lord is good... I'm sure you caring for him while he is home a week.... will do the trick
    I love that soup bowl also... you have me searching for lidded dishes... love them

  13. Hi Mary,

    So glad to hear that your hubby is doing well. That dish is so beautiful and from the 1800s! What a great deal :)


  14. Hi Mary, I'm happy to hear that your dh is doing well! Makes Thanksgiving all the more meaningful doesn't it. I hope you have a lovely visit with your son over the holidays. Beautiful dish, I love it too!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  15. Oh Mary.. so glad hubby is good. A few days with the boys sounds fun. No matter what you always find pretty things.

  16. What a charming dish! Glad to hear all is well with your husband. I, too, am a dish/transferware junkie and get quite the charge at your collection.

    Happy Thansgiving to you and yours,


  17. First visit to your blog and thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. Your home looks so warm and cozy.

  18. Mary I am so glad you posted as I was thinking of you all weekend. Thrilled things went well. Girl, you got a steal with that beautiful dish. I have one similar that I inherited from my late mother-in-law and it's the dish I serve the cranberry sauce in. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family. Happy your son is coming home too. Mine is too from N.Y. Can't wait. xoxo Lynn

  19. You do find the best dishes and at the best price! I love that it's so old- just imagine being to buy a piece of history for the price of a movie!

  20. I'm so glad to hear that everything went well, Mary! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! ~ hugs, Lynda xoxo

    ps ~ LOVE the covered dish!! Fabulous find!

  21. Hi Mary, I love your covered dish, it's beautiful and what a great bargin.
    Good to hear your hubby is on the mend, this is a blessing.
    Whishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Linda

  22. Mary, I'm so glad all went well with your husband and that he is on the mend. A quiet Thanksgiving sounds pretty good. Your covered dish is a great find, especially at $10. Will you use it on Thanksgiving?? I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Michelle

  23. Wonderful to hear that everything went well with your DH's operation! And the pretty dish is great! It would look marvellous filled with cranberry sauce!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

  24. I have been thinking about you glad to know everything is well. Please give your husband our get well wishes!
    The dish is so lovely and has found the perfect home with you.


  25. So glad to hear all is well.


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