In this photo (which was taken by K--both photos were actually) you can see the buffet. I really just heart it so badly. (I think it's okay for me to say that since I am not really complementing myself, but my good fortune). In the upper hand corner you can see a snippet of the Japanese teacup collection that was from my other Grandmother. Truth be told, my house, just like me, is made up of many pieces (a chair, a table, a bookcase, a painting) from my family. Although I am (finally) at the point in my life where I could replace these items with things that I have picked out and purchased, I don't think that I would have it any other way.
PS- There is a little mystery surrounding the china. There are no marks anywhere that gives any indication on the who, what, or where the china was made. Unfortunately, the sugar bowl and creamer did not survive their years in storage and I would love to find replacements. Does anyone out there have any ideas or suggestions on where to look? I borrowed a few books from the library and tried to do some online research and I have found nothing.