And Two Became One

And two became one . . . like the saying, “a match made in heaven”

or two souls became one.

Well I will show you today, how two things became one 

by the generosity and thoughtfulness of a friend.

I had a lonely ironstone tureen. One that was missing its lid.

Until last week, when there was a package on the front porch

with a card that read, “I spied this lovely tureen lid and thought it might like to live with you!”

Transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

After I read the card from Mary (Home Is Where The Boat Is)

I could not wait to unwrap the package.

Transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

Isn’t it a beauty?

Mary knew I was starting a collection of lids

and thought it would be pretty displayed with the others.

For now,  until I gather enough lids to create a wall gallery,

I display them like this:

Vintage Ironstone Lid-Housepitality Designs

“Putting a lid on it” . . . and you can see how I display my ironstone lids

by clicking on the highlighted words above.

Ironstone tureen-Housepitality Designs

The tureen without its lid

meets its better half.

Ironstone tureen/transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

Hello . . . meet your perfect match. The lid fit perfectly!

Ironstone tureen/transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

What a pretty couple, don’t you think?

Ironstone tureen/transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

Ironstone/transferware tureen-Houspitality Designs

When you see an orphaned piece such as a this pretty lid, consider giving it a good home.

Ironstone Tureen/transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

So they can live happily ever after!

I am so blessed to have so many wonderful blog friends or I will just say dear friends

that I have come to know through the world of blogging.  A great world to be in!

Have a terrific day!!!

I am joining Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday

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  1. What a beautiful find. Very thoughtful of Mary. I love the collection you have going on so far Shirley!

  2. Mary is the SWEETEST person! It IS a match made in heaven! Amazing that it is a perfect fit! Headed to the hospital now: surgery at 10AM. XO
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  3. That is gorgeous. How thoughtful of Mary to send that. A match made in heaven for sure!
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  4. Hi Shirley, yes a beautiful find and made the perfect match. So thoughtful for Mary to send that to you to complete the tureen. Love the lid pattern too.
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  5. Sweet! How cool is that?! Enjoy your day!!!

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  6. How sweet of Mary! So wonderful that it fits perfectly! Do you recommend the Charles Faudree Legacy book that is under the tureen?
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  7. Perfect fit indeed. Made more special because lid was such a thoughtful gift.

  8. What a lovely and thoughtful gift, it is beautiful and such a perfect mate for the tureen.
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  9. Shirley, when I spied the lonely tureen lid, I knew you would give it a good home! I thought it would hopefully blend with your others and work its way on to a wall one day as part of a collection. I would never guessed it would actually fit one of your tureens! What a happy bit of serendipity! Enjoy and stay cool this week!

  10. What a sweet friend you have to send you such a beautiful gift! I can’t believe it fit your tureen perfectly, it was just meant to be :O)
    Have a great week!!!
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  11. Shirley, how perfect is that? Enjoy your week. Jo
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  12. A perfect match! How sweet is that!! I love it!
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  13. They go together perfectly Shirley! What a thoughtful gift.
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  14. How sweet the perfect match…BUT the sweetness is MARY!!!!!! That is a friend…..

  15. That Mary, what a sweetie she is! I have another friend that had a cheese plate and was gifted the matching cheese dome by another blogging friend, creating another match made in heaven! I love the lid on the book stack Shirley~ I look forward to watching your collection grow!
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  16. What a beautiful lid that looks perfect on your tureen! And what a thoughtful friend too.
    Mary Alice
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  17. What a thoughtful gift and a perfect match! Your “new” tureen is so pretty!

  18. Such a great idea, Shirley! And how awesome that it fit!
    xo Heidi
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  19. Perfect!!
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  20. What a nice friend and what a creative way to use the lids. I love teal so I especially liked the teal and white lid on the teal books! Can’t wait to see how your collection grows!

  21. This is such a great story. How generous!

  22. When I hear stories like this, I am so impressed with the thoughtfulness of others. Mary was such a good friend! Mary IS such a good friend! Blogging relationships are true – even though many are far apart.
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  23. How sweet Shirley to find this lovely gift. That top is just gorgeous and wow how wonderful that it fits on your tureen that did not have a top. Match made in Heaven for sure. Love your post today it made me smile. Have a great week my friend.
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  26. What a great piece! So beautiful!
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  28. Shirley, this is stunning! You’re right, it’s a perfect match! This is such a wonderful accent for you living room. How special that Mary thought of you- our blogging friends are just the best!
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  29. Shirley, how creative of you to make this perfect match! And what a sweet gift from a thoughtful friend!
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  30. How very nice–they look perfect together!
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  31. They look beautiful together! What a wonderful friend:) I’m looking forward to the day your able to display them on the wall. It’s kinda fun watching you collect them;)
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  32. Shirley, that is utterly gorgeous! How very thoughtful of Mary! You simply have to keep that one on the tureen! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you in my hunt on the longest yard sale (I hope I get far enough to see more than I did last time I went on art 127 – one block, lol).

  33. What a n ice gesture… That’s why I love blogging… The lid is so beautiful…
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