Have you ever seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail? There's a scene where a king has his arm around his son, points out the window at his lands, and says in an amazing Cockney accent, "Someday son, aaaaallll this will be yours." And the son replies, "What? The curtains?"
That son has his mind in the right place! Land is very nice of course, but decorative arts are worth passing down as well!
My sweet Emma is 13 today. The lovely antique Royal Cauldon plates on this table are part of her birthday present from me. She loves gray. She doesn't always love gray on plates, though. I found these on eBay a few months ago and inquired if she liked them. She said she loved them, but alas, they were no longer available, (because I had already bought them!)
She also really loves my pink glassware. I put this tablescape together to present her plates as a surprise. It probably isn't as great as some of her other birthday presents, but she was very happy with this gift. Bless her heart, where will she put all of this as a young college graduate in her first house!