Thursday, April 24, 2008

I thought I would share another old dish with you today. It is two plate's that my husband's grand father gave us shortly after we married. He told us we would not have to fight over a plate now. He also gave us two forks. The plate has always been interesting to me. It has detailed work with raised work on the lip of the plate and the bird sitting on a window sill. I always think of a song that I have no idea where it came from. All the words I remember from somewhere in the recess of my mind is:
There's a blue bird on my window sill, there's a rainbow in the sky. There's a blue bird on my window sill, I'm not ashame to tell you why.
I've often wondered if Grandpa thought we didn't have dishes or if we fought over a certain one. Maybe neither - but I have been ever grateful that he gave them to us personally. We never used them to eat on. I had this one on the wall in a plate holder for years. Now it is in the pie safe. We have several other things that were passed down after he passed away but they don't have the same meaning. Maybe I'm just too sentimental for my own good!

5 comments:

Karla said...

I clicked on the picture to enlarge it so I could see the details of the picture painted on it. They are so pretty!

You're right. It is so much more meaningful to have something given to you personally, than just inherit it after someone is gone.

I love seeing your things and knowing the stories behind them. Keep sharing!

Dori said...

I love, love, love! Dishes...all kinds of dishes but especially old ones. I love the plate you gave me when I was there in November as well as the great pictures! They (the pictures) are hanging in Garrett's room!

pse said...

I've always loved those plates. It's good to see them again.

Abounding Treasures said...

Aliene,

I am trying to reach you but you left no email address :o)

Could you please contact me via my blog - my email address is listed there as well :o)

BTW - These plates are lovely!

Abounding Treasures said...

Aliene,

Your name was one of the ones drawn in my Family Tree Give-Away but unfortunately you left NO email address so I could contact you. I've checked your blog very carefully, but no email contact address seems to be listed . . .

If you are still interested, please contact me via my email address, otherwise I may have to pass your prize on to another entrant:

[abounding][treasures]AT[gmail.com]

Remove the brackets and replace the AT with the symbol - I did this to avoid Spam as I get oodles of that :o(

I look forward to hearing from you and please DELETE this posting once you've read it. But, it was the only way I could hopefully get in touch with you.

Many thanks!
Dallas