Thursday, January 20, 2011
Today I am linking with Joyce at I Love Pretty Things.
It has been awhile since I did that. I thought today I would
share a bit of my antique dishes. In this set, only one is old, the others
are reproductions. I thought I would get a whole set of these, but
I decided that I had enough.
This is the original bowl. I never knew who told the
true story growing up. When my grandparents passed
away and we had to go through the house there was two
of these bowls. My Dad said that they were his and my grandmother
said they were hers. So if we had a family gathering someone
was always stealing the bowls back and forth.
I really am afraid to use it. That was why when I saw
the reproductions I bought those.
I have another bowl, that was given to me by my
husband's grandfather. He told me it had been his
It is of Carnival glass and it is just beautiful and I love
the feet on the bottom.
On the inside is a beautiful scene of a countryside and
in the background is a windmill, like they have in Holland.
I also keep it in my hutch and being afraid to use it.
The last thing I wanted to show you is my teapot. I love my teapot.
I am old- fashioned in how I like my tea, I like it
brewed with loose leaves and I boil the water in a
tea pot on the stove first. I will have already filled the
teapot with boiling water to get it warm and then the
second time I make my tea. I like tea in tea cups with
saucers too. There is something peaceful in going through
the whole routine then sitting down to have tea.
I don't know if you can see it very well, but it was made
in occupied Japan. I have taken it with me every where
I have been. When I lived on my own in my own little
apartment when I would get home from work, I would make
tea in my teapot and I felt like I was the richest girl in the world.
I have other teapots but this remains my teapot of choice.
These are some of the things that mean so much to me. The things
I could not replace, not because they are fancy or anything but because
they have stories and they have history and for me, that is what
makes them treasures.
I hope you will go by and visit all of the ladies who are participating in
Friday's Pretties, they are such beautiful ladies themselves.