Sweetest Day 2013


My oldest daughter and I are the only ones in the family who celebrate Sweetest Day.  We give small bags of candy to my other daughter and her family, but we try to have something special for each other.  My daughter made this wonderful mosaic of pieces of a favorite Roseville vase that I had dropped and shattered along with slate-like remnants from my old childhood home which had been torn down.   The center picture is one of me with my mother, sister and if you look closely, our beagle Sissy, taken in 1945 near the back porch of the now-demolished house.

She also gave me a vintage gravy boat with a wonderful design.  Today it held some premium toffee from a local candy shop but in the future it will hold one of her sweet fresh flower arrangements.


We went out for lunch and then stopped at a favorite antique mall where I picked up a few more small pieces for my daughter to use for flowers:



There’s no lid for the sugar bowl, but that really doesn’t matter since I only want the pieces used for decorative purposes.

I couldn’t resist a more practical bowl for my kitchen.  I like the 1930s-40s Hot Oven bowls which measure about 4 inches in diameter and I especially like the vintage design on this one.


Now, we’ll settle in on this rainy night to watch a show from the Lewis and Hathaway  series via Netflix.  It was a very good Sweetest Day.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

16 thoughts on “Sweetest Day 2013”

  1. I like the Hot Oven Bowl the best, the design speaks 1930’s.
    Lillian, you are fortunate to have such a sweet daughter. Someone to share the day with, be there for you through thick and thin. Please, give her a hug for me.

  2. I totally forgot that today was Sweetest Day!!! We usually celebrate it but I’ve had a yucky cold for a week. Tis the season.
    I really like that sugar bowl & creamer, Lillian & I think that making a mosaic keepsake from your favorite Roseville vase was very thoughtful.

    Football has been on the TV all weekend long. Groan!!!!!!!!

  3. Lillian, I have never heard of Sweetest Day, thank you for sharing.
    You certainly added some beautiful pieces to your collections and the gifted gravy boat is just so lovely.

  4. How sweet of your daughter to use the broken pieces of your favorite Roseville vase to make a picture frame. Lovely pieces of china, you must have quite a collection. Happy Sweetest Day!

  5. Sounds like a lovely day. The creamer and sugar (without the lid) is beautiful – I love the color scheme. It was very cold here today and tonight we are doing much the same by popping popcorn and watching a movie!

  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate Sweetest Day! Your daughter is very creative… love the picture frame! I also like the gravy boat and other lovely ceramic pieces you found. Very nice…

  7. It sounds like you had a great time celebrating old memories and making new ones. I love the way the vase was memorialized and not lost. What a special time! 😀

  8. You have such a thoughtful daughter- must have learned that from her mom! Love the idea of flower arrangements in some of these china pieces – hope you post some photos

  9. Is your oldest also the one that took you to all the antique stores for your vacation? It sounds like you have such a special relationship. So kind and thoughtful of her to make a picture frame from things you held dear! And lovely gravy boat too. You make me want to go antiquing! My Dad and Mom love to but I never caught it.

    1. Yes, this is my oldest daughter, Nancy, and we’ve always had a close relationship, particularly because she never married or had a family. It’s been even closer since she moved back home about 4 years ago. We’re lucky that we share so many interests and can have such good times together.

      Thank you for stopping by. Lillian

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