has invited everyone to participate in a weekly feature called "Show & Tell Friday" where bloggers share their special treasures. I have sporadically posted about some of my favorite things
, and I'm so excited that Kelli came up with this great idea!
Today I'm sharing this pretty little teacup and saucer that I inherited from my maternal great-grandmother, Sadie. She passed away at age 90 when I was in the 6th grade. Even though I didn't know her very well, I do remember taking a few trips to visit her when I was growing up.
In my great-grandmother's younger days, she and my great-grandfather did a lot of traveling. My mom remembers receiving beautiful dolls from around the world from her grandparents. Sadie was a very dignified lady who enjoyed the finer things. After she passed away, my great-aunt handed a few of Sadie's teacups down to me.
I recently began researching this particular pattern and discovered that this set was made in Occupied Japan between 1946 and 1952. The rim is scalloped and trimmed in gold. The pastel flowers give the cup and saucer such a feminine look. Although this set has a bit of monetary value, I wouldn't sell it for anything. It is a link to part of the history of me, and it is one of my favorite things.
Labels: Favorite Things, Show n Tell