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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday 2/26

Happy Thursday everyone! It's time for Vintage Thingies Thursday, which is probably one of my favorite "events" of the week. VTT is hosted by the wonderful Suzanne @ Colorado Lady. Be sure to pay her a visit and see who else rolls vintage.

This week I had a whole other post of vintage goodies to share but I'll need to work on re-sizing the pictures, so perhaps next week :0). This week I'll show something I've shared before, but is never-the-less dear to my heart.
This is my china cabinet. I'm the third generation to own it. On the first shelf you'll see my collection of Princess House/Hammersley China in vintage rose. My mother had this set, but after many earthquakes over the years, most of the pieces were lost. I've probably two pieces left from her original set. The rest I've replaced as I was able to. You'll see I've two creamers and two sugar bowls. One pair was mom's and the other pair I obtained when I purchased pieces that were grouped together as a "lot".
Some pieces displayed with a vintage table cloth.
Here's the second shelf. Aside from the crystal tea pot, the other pieces are all vintage. Including the crystal creamer and sugar bowl set. The china was passed to my mother from a great Aunt. Then when mom passed, the set was given to me.
Thanks for stopping by and spending some of your Thursday with me. May the rest of your day be GREAT !!!

34 comments:

CC said...

Oooo, your things are just beautiful. I love the set with the roses and I love that tablecloth. They're all just beautiful. Happy VTT and have a lovely day.

Faye said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!I LOVE ALL THE SETS.HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

Elizabeth said...

Love the crystal tea ware, and that blue pattern is right up my alley!

Jeanne said...

OH LA LA, Pretty dishes, Great Collection. Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Such beautiful peices and to be handed down is even better. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, these are beautiful dishes, and what a wonderful way to have them displayed. I am really loving the tablecloth with the roses. Very pretty.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Happy VTT! What a great collection, your display is beautiful! And I am going to have to come back and peek...you have a lovely blog!

Shelia said...

MOrning, Rechelle! Oh, how I love peeking into your china cabinet! You have some very lovely things!
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful china - a lovely collection!

Susan said...

Everything is so beautifully displayed and I love pink. Family heirloom is the best!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rechelle, all your lovely dishes are so pretty, I love how you display them!

Roslyn Atwood said...

Vintage from family is the best, isn't it? I love the fragile old dainty pieces, & how wonderful that you have been able to replace some that were lost.
Blessing,
Roslyn

Janet, said...

I love your dishes. Love how they match the tablecloth. It's all so delicate looking.

Miri said...

Lovely china and crystal...what a beautiful table you can set.

Dawn said...

Everything is so very pretty! You have it all displayed so nicely! It is such a treasure to have things that belonged to family memebers.

take care,
Dawn

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Everything is so pretty and I love that vintage rose tablecloth. Wish I had more room to display things, but my apartment is tiny. Someday though. xxoo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rechelle,
Lovely treasures in your special china cabinet. I have my Grandma's china cabinet and that gives me an idea that I should post about that:) Good memories.
Thanks for visiting me while I was sick.
It's almost the weekend and I am ready to thrift/estate sale or just go out !!!
Warmly,
Deb

Tracy said...

Hi Rechelle,

How special to have some china passed down through your family. The rose pattern is lovely, and the blue flowered pieces are so pretty too. Great vintage thingies!

Linda said...

Hi Rechelle, your china is just so pretty...I love the rose pattern and the violet pieces are so sweet. You are so lucky to have your china cabinet to for all your treasures...hugs, Linda

Angie said...

I may have to participate some Thursday...I would be hard pressed to find anything NOT vintage in my home...lol! I wanted to pop over and thank you for your advice regarding the 'getting caught' post...:-). It made me feel so much better because I think it is important for kids to know that their parents' relationship is solid and loving, too! We are doing the notebook idea and so far she hasn't brought it up..so maybe I worried about it more than she did..lol. I love all of your dishes and I think I may have a few pieces of some of these..they are thrift store found and well worn..but they look familiar!

Blondie's Journal said...

Rachelle,

Your china and crystal pieces are so pretty. I love how you have displayed them in your cabinet (and love the cabinet as well!). Like most women, I love pretty little roses, but also have a thing for blue & white! :-) How sweet that you inherited those pieces from your mother.

Thanks so much for inviting us in!

xoxo
Janie

Carrie said...

What fun it is to look into your china cabinet! i enjoyed seeing your lovely pieces.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Rechelle!

Oh how I LOVE your violet dishes!! They are gorgeous! I have a collection of violet things & a set of dishes and I absolutely love anything violets. All of your vintage items are lovely Rechelle!

Hugs, Sherry

mannequin said...

Both of those sets are ta die for Rechelle. I love the Rose pattern the best I believe but it's so rare to see violets. Just delightful. I just love VTT, don't you? It's so much fun to see everyone's treasures.

Your Forever Bloomy Roomie said...

Love how you pulled all these nice things together!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Rechelle; I love your China Cabinet. What a lovely set of vintage dishes, they are just beautiful.

Hugs;
Alaura

farmlady said...

Ar the dishes look just beautiful in your china cabinet. I want a china cabinet too. Gotta find one.
Lovely post!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Lovely dishes, and I love the history behind them...reminds me of how I came to have my pretties.

Please stop by to pick up an award I have for you♥

Kim's Treasures said...

You have some beautiful sets!!!

Tea Time With Melody said...

I just love the first set of dishes on the vintage table cloth. They are beautiful!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Rechelle,
Your dishes are beautiful.

Thank you for the kind words on my Red drapes.
I really appreciate it.
~Melissa :)

The Muse said...

I had such a lovely time!
The dishes are oh so sweet...and they become beautiful as a fine treasured memory of family!

xinex said...

Love everything! So pretty and dainty!...Christine

Kathy said...

Love your gorgeous vintage dishes, Rechelle! The set with the violets are to die for...Kathy