The Thankful Baker
Bittersweet emotions filled Paige as she opened the door early one morning for a special guest. It had been months of worry and regret after what seemed a lifetime of heartache. After immigrating to Heidelberg from East Berlin after the fall of the wall, life had been difficult. Struggling to keep her new bakery alive, she had decided to sell off some of her family’s extra furniture, if there is such a thing. The pieces had been carved by her great grandfather, but this was the nature of necessity. She, however, was unaware that a towel that had been embroidered with her monogram was caught up in one of the pieces she had sold. It had been a present from her grandmother on her wedding day, and she was wrought with despair upon discovering it lost. Two months after realizing it was missing, she had received a phone call from America that had renewed her faith in humanity. One of her sweet customers, a wife of a U.S. Ambassador, who had been to the bakery a couple of times and had also purchased a hutch, had found the towel. She said after the furniture had arrived at port and cleared customs, it was delivered. She had begun arranging her own linen in it and noticed the towel caught in the back of the drawer. Knowing it must hold a great deal of sentimental value, she had called as soon as she could locate Paige’s phone number. Her husband had been scheduled for another tour of Berlin in the next month, and she would deliver the towel to Paige herself. Finally the day had come, and Paige could not have been more grateful.
Historical Fiction by Amanda Ashmore
Monogram: FPF This beautiful monogram is a work of art found on an antique hand- embroidered linen towel, circa 1920, from Heidelberg, Germany. The linen seen in the background of the piece pays homage to our name, Silver Linens Jewelry, allowing the work of the past to be seen in the present. The hidden rolled-over bail accommodates access to your chain or small beads.
Weight: 40.5 grams
Size: 60 x 50 mm