Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Show and Tell From My Grandmother


After my grandmother died, my mother and I were the family who took care of collecting my Grandparents personal items from their home. This teacup was one of the many items I saved for my daughters.


The only story I have to write about is that I know my grandmother loved pretty things, whether it was a beautiful hat or this teacup. To read more about my grandparents click HERE.


I'm very careful when I handle it because it is so delicate. You can see the saucer has the same swirl design as the cup.


As much as I would like to read the label, it seems impossible. I believe it was in gold and has rubbed off over the years.

Maybe one of you, my dear readers, have a clue as to the country of origin of the teacup.

 
Look at the raised berries to see its' full beauty.

The truth is,  all I really need to know is that it belonged to my Grandmother....

Meggie Mac

14 comments:

  1. That looks quite unique. No wonder it's twice as precious to you!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow....I think the older I get, the more precious they become.

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  2. It's so wonderful to have family treasures.

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    1. As you well know, it has nothing to do with a monetary value. I'm sure this originally came from my great-grandparents.

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  3. I have pieces from my grandmothers too and that's all I need to know too! This cup is amazing and what a lovely treasure, XOXO

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    1. Thanks, Susan....I now wish, I had kept more of her belongings.

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  4. It looks very delicate, and unique. But what makes it very special to you, I suppose, are the memories such a treasure brings to you. (I will skip a week, to busy) groetjes, Gerda

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    1. Hello Gerda...You are so correct. It makes no difference to me of the monetary value. Just knowing it belonged to her is enough.

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  5. I wish I could help you and tell you the information you want but I can't I'm afraid.
    As to the question you asked about the Morris minor being parked on the sidewalk, the answer is yes and it's a huge pet hate of mine! This one actually leaves space for people to get by but I've seen many many cars parked in such a way that mothers with pushchairs and toddlers have to walk in the road to get by which is very dangerous, especially on busy roads and totally inconsiderate of the drivers to park this way. There, I've had my moan :) Suzy xx

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  6. I'm sure she would be thrilled that you are loving something that she treasured, and at the same time thinking of her.

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  7. This is a beautiful piece. I have a few treasures of my grandmother's and one is a mustache cup which has some raised gold on it. The pattern isn't quite like what I see here, but on the bottom of mine it is marked "Made in Germany." Wouldn't it be wonderful to know the age and history of these treasures?

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  8. Lovely heirloom, and fab piece of work!

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  9. Beautiful cup and especially nice since it was your Grandma's. Very special..

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