Large letters, spelling Papa, dominate the side of the vintage lustreware coffee cup.
When I pass this on to my daughters, it will have been in our family for 5 generations.
As you can see, some of the gold has rubbed off the raised letters. Taken the fact that it was probably made somewhere in the late 1800's, I'd say it looks good.
The "Made in Germany" mark is still very clear.
My maternal great-grandparents were born about 1871, in Germany, immigrating later to Texas.
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There is not much dollar value with these two stemmed goblets. But, they are very special to my heart. I remember sitting at my grandmother's kitchen table, with iced tea filling the glasses.
I want to thank my dearest friend, Elaine, at Pear Tree Log, who is joining me today, by posting a "Show and Tell".
Click Here to read what treasure she has to show us.
That has to be the most beautiful treasure I have seen in blogland. It is just gorgeous. The raised letters on it is wonderful and yes, I can see how you must wonder about its' history.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Deb....I have already passed on, to one of my daughters, another cup and saucer from my great-grandparents. It is much smaller with a raised cluster of gold covered cherries on it. It is also the lustreware.Delete
What a treasure! It's beautiful.ReplyDelete
It is truly a treasure when you can connect family to it.Delete
I won't be home until late tonight...I hope I can join in with a Show & Tell too, if I'm not too tired. I love the tea cup and what a beautiful story and part of your heritage. XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Susan....As you know, I started calling it "show and tell" because of what I remembered when my children were in kindergarten. They were always looking for something, to bring from home, for their "Show and Tell Day". I try to post something a couple of times a week on Thursday.Delete
I love the idea of show and tell. It brings back memories and opens up sharing with others.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ms Sparrow.The iced tea glasses really brought back memories of time spent with my grandmother.Delete
Hi Meggie, I am delighted to be joining in with your 'Show and Tell' this week. Your cup and goblets are real family treasures. Isn't it wonderful that they have remained within your family for so many generations.ReplyDelete
Hello Elaine, it was fun. Your story of the perfume bottle is so interesting. Lucky for you, the floor needed excavating!Delete
It's nice, connecting you wth your family roots, to have something which is in the family for such a long time. My family, both my mothers and my fathers, has lost everything in world war 2. My mother lost her father,sister and home. My father was living in Indonesia, and they all survived luckily, but lost everything. But I do have something nice from my grandmother, which I admired as a child. I wil join you in this show and tell. Nice to have a theme. Groetjes, GerdaReplyDelete
Thank you, Gerda...I will be looking for your post.ReplyDelete
How wonderful to have family treasures, and how amazing that the cup and saucer have survived for all these years.ReplyDelete
Hello Scarlet...I, too, am amazed that some of these items were kept in the family. I'm thinking we are a family of collectors.Delete
Nice post Meggie,ReplyDelete
How enchanting , that your family cup, came all the way from Germany and has survived these 5 generations.
I only have a few things from my mother.
I was over at elaine's and left a comment.. her glass perfume bottle .. is very rare an interesting post.
Do you speak German Meggie.?
Thanks, Val....I am not fluent in German. My mother was and of course, my maternal grandparents. There is a very large German community here, that still speaks German. I also studied it for two years in school. I should give this more thought and maybe take a refresher course. The language comes naturally to me.ReplyDelete