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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vintage Thursdays

Hop on over to Suzanne's blog at Colorado Lady to see what other vintage things people are holding onto.
My paternal grandmother was a random saver of things. She would save odds and ends of things mainly from her grandmother. She started "gifting" these things to me when I was 12 years old. I know I didn't appreciate them then, but I certainly do now. This particular compote is marked "Prussia" on the bottom with a "B". I know little else so if some of you out there have some knowledge - I'd welcome more information on it.

This cup is from the same person. It has my great-great grandmother's name etched on it along with "St. Louis World's Fair 1904". These are placed in a nice display cabinet for all to see. I'm hoping that one day one of my kids will treasure these things like I do.


19 comments:

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

What treasures...AND family heirlooms! I especially love vintage items with a family history! Grandma would be please! HappyVTT

cindee said...

I love antiques. My mom collects them and we have several heirlooms too from family. I love the history behind the pieces(-:

ClassyChassy said...

Those are absolutely WONDERFUL items, and the shade of green is fabulous!

Susan said...

These are gorgeous and I too showed a couple pieces of china from 1904. Most of what I have is from family and that makes it oh so special.

Miri said...

Wonderful family heirlooms...the green cup is so beautiful!

Bea said...

I love the compote. Beautiful! I too hope someday on of my children will want to continue on my saving of vintage things. I'm a transplanted Kansan. Born and raised and lived there until moving to NC in November, 2008. I miss it every day.

CarolynQuilts said...

Oooh, just beautiful. I love that green cup!

CC said...

What lovely pieces...and how wonderful that you know their history. Happy VTT and have a lovely day.

Protector of Vintage said...

It's so nice that you have such beautiful pieces that have been passed along in the family. Lovely!!

Coloradolady said...

I especially love the fact that the cup has your grandmothers name and year...that is great! Lovely colors too in both items, thanks for sharing today with us!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what lovely treausres..i love that sweet little green cup on legs :)

T Lee said...

1904 World's Fair...cool and I love the color!

Dawn said...

those are so pretty!

Roslyn Atwood said...

I hope the same thing, that someone in the family will treasure my treasures & I have begun to gift my already!
Roslyn

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty treasure! wonderfull

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...so nice to have family pieces like that...I don't know anything about the markings you mentioned except to say R.S. Prussia is very collectible & expensive... ;-) Bo

Jeanne said...

Wow, that green cup is awesome, with feet on it no less. What a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Those are wonderful treasures Pammiejo! Sentimental value counts above all else.

Bea said...

Pammiejo, I am from Butler County, near Wichita. I'm not sure it was courage or insanity that moved me across the country. =) In what part of KS do you live?