Friday's Favorites

Kelli 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.

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Friday, May 04, 2007
Friday's Favorites
Kelli 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.

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13 Comments:
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...
It is beautiful. Nice you were able to trace it's history.

Anonymous Alesha said...
It's very pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us. Oh, and welcome back. We missed you.:-)
Alesha - www.xanga.com/akconklin

Blogger Happymama said...
Glad you're back.

Sounds like Bookworm is a serious pianist. I have to agree about the homeschooling part. Hannah's teacher has said the same thing about her.

Love your tea set. I'm a turkey for anything floral....AND pink. So I think it's the lovliest tea set I've seen. :)

~Kristi

Anonymous Karen said...
They are very pretty and something wonderful you can keep passing down.

Karen

Blogger Mommy said...
Very Pretty and delicate looking! I have something of my great grandmother's that she made with needle point. I never got to meet her. :( But I hear so many funny about her from my mom. :)

Blogger Kelli said...
Oh, it's lovely, Mrs. C! Very delicate! I'm so glad you joined in for Show and Tell!
Kelli

Blogger Arlene said...
The teacup is beautiful! My mom has a similar design in a set of cups, but of course, it was made more recently. How interesting that it's from Japan! (of course, having lived there 12 years, I would be interested in anything to do with them, hahaha) What a neat family heirloom -- thanks for sharing! :)

Blogger Karen said...
Mrs. C, I didn't post anything this week, but I'm enjoying doing these on Friday, as well. So many pretty things like your tea cup and saucer, and especially nice are the stories behind them.
Blessings,
Karen

Blogger Susie said...
Hi I'm here from Kelli's.
Beautiful teacup and saucer set! I also collect them and posted about mine not too long ago.
I can tell from that you truly value items handed down through your family. Precious memories...
:)

Blogger Mrs.B. said...
It's just lovely!!

That is so beautiful! What a lovely story!

Blogger HsKubes said...
What a beautiful, inherited treasure!

~ Christina

Blogger Sarah said...
It's very pretty Mrs C, thanks for sharing.

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