Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Treasures

Monday, while helping my mom get ready for the kitchen re-do, she gifted me with some special treasures. The above coffee carafe and warmer are from sometime in the 60's. I love it. You use a tea light to keep the coffee warm. It has the coolest gold elongated tear drop pattern going around it.
My mom always "dates" things by where we lived when she got them. This tea pot was from when we lived on 9th street, so I was probably 6 or 7.
She had that teapot stored in a cupboard above her frig. It had probably been there for years. The handle was not there and I figured it was missing. She said "Wait, I know exactly where that handle is". Sure enough, she pulled it out of one of her kitchen drawers.
This teapot is from when we lived in Byron. I would have been 12 or so.
It has a print on the back too.
I placed these on the middle shelf of my hutch in the eating area, along with the one teapot I had (also from the Byron era) and my teacups.
See that middle teacup? It is a lime green. My neighbor bought it for me a couple of weeks ago from her MIL's antique store. The inside is gorgeous.
Now here it is....the big kahuna! My Grandma Grace bought this for my mother when we lived in Wheaton. We lived there until I was 2, so this dates back to around 1961.
I have no real memory of this set. I am not sure where Mom kept it all those years I was growing up. It is in perfect condition, except the stoppers in the salt and pepper shakers are missing. Here is a better view of the pieces.
Aren't I blessed??? I was just tickled by these treasures. I look at them MANY times a day and just admire them so. Such a part of my history (even if I can't remember the basket weave set) and someday they will be in the home of my children and grandchildren. I am rubbing off on Charlotte, because she is as sentimental as I am!!
Thanks for sharing my treasures!

17 comments:

Niki RuralWritings said...

Beautiful! I especially like the basketwork set.

Katie said...

Just lovely Bren! And I love how you have them displayed! I think my fave is the coffee pot that stays warm with a tea light ~ how neat!! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

When I was a little girl, I had a play set of dishes that had a teapot JUST LIKE the one in your top picture! It was a clear carafe, with the gold lines and even had the little warmer thing to set the pot on - and it was all in miniature! Man, I wish I still had that. Can you imagine how neat that would be? I had that set in the early 70's, so about the right time frame for your pot too. Seeing that pot really brought back memories for me!

Copper's Wife said...

What a blessing to have your mother give you so many of her beautiful things! That basketweave set is charming and quite unique. That last post, though, with you working in her home and then the two of you out for lunch...... that, my friend, is the REAL treasure!

Alesha said...

Oh, your treasures are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

Alesha

Mrs. Sew and Sew said...

Beautiful treasures! :)

Guðrún said...

Oh yes these are real treasures, it is great to have old things with a story you know.

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Yep, you hit the jack-pot in blessin's!!☺

Winona said...

Oh Bren,
You lucky girl, you! I love these teapots. You displayed them beautifully. Enjoy your treasures.
Winona

Debi said...

Wonderful treasures, I love tea pots and tea cups. They are even more special because they are heirlooms from your childhood. Great gifts.

Julie said...

I love them. My mom is soooo not sentimental. She saves NOTHING. I live vicariously through others. LOL

Hadias said...

Such a great blessing to have memorabillia from your past. I am very sentimental about (some) things as well.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Those are beautiful!

I date everything by how old each child was at the time. :)

Brenda said...

Truly beautiful.

Sweet P said...

What wonderful treasures to get on your Tackle It Tuesday!

Donetta said...

Those are all beautiful. I hope you all have a nice week end.

Love Bears All Things said...

These are beautiful. I'm so glad she decided to give them to you now. I have some of my Mother's things. A few she gave me when she was alive, most I got after her death.
Mama Bear