Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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I recently took the time to really look at my mom’s china, I grew up with most of it and loved and cherished it then, but memories fade.  Looking at them again made me feel like a was a child again, all the memories of growing up are intermingled with these dishes and home.  These Franciscan Ivy dishes were our “special” dishes and were used for company, on Sabbath and for celebrations like graduations, Christmas you know..
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Hoping some day they will be mine.
The hand painted plates below were in my father’s family, they are very precious heirlooms and I hope they too will find their way into my cabinet someday.
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I think the green is my favorite, I love the wild roses and the way the stems and spent blooms are included.
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I believe that these were either hand painted my my aunt or grandmother, can’t remember which. 
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So the cabinet below reveals random plates that mom has collected through the years and now I know where I get my plate obsession from.  Oh dear.
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This is another hand painted piece from my father’s family collection.  Exquisite don’t you think?
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This is hand cut piece of crystal, very heavy, I think it is a sugar dish resting in a small bowl.
Mom has a few more dishes packed away, including some pink depression glass and beautiful china, that she has acquired since I left home, did not get pictures this trip, but will next time.

Come on over the Between Naps on the Porch for some great tablescapes.


  1. I love your Mom's china cabinet. It is fun to look at the things you grew up with and have a new appreciation of them. I love the Ivy pattern it is so timeless. Those hand painted dishes are gorgeous. What a treasure and to have been painted by Thanks for sharing these beauties.

  2. I just discovered the Fransican Ivy pattern and have gone crazy over it! You are so lucky! The snack plates shown are gorgeous! She has a great collection.

  3. Beautiful dishes! Just today I saw a piece in TJ Maxx that matched a set my G-Mom-B had before I was born!

  4. I used to have a 12 piece place setting of the Franciscan Ivy! Oh, I wish I still had them! They are wonderful!

  5. Isnt it funny the memories a special dish or glass or bowl can bring. I have daddy's favorite plate in my cabinet and just love to take it out and touch it some days.

  6. So many beautiful treasures! Love the crystal.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. There are some beautiful pieces in your mother's china closet. The heirloom hand painted place are stunning...the green is also my favorite.

  8. LOVE the Franciscan Ivy! I have been getting it a piece at a time and we now use it everyday. All of your mom's china is gorgeous! I borrow from my mom quite frequently. There is nothing like wonderful memories!!

  9. What lovely treasures! My mother has some gorgeous things, too, and sometimes she lets me play with them. I guess she figures that now that I'm a grandmother, I'm finally old enough!

  10. What pretty dishes! I love the cups and saucers...they are so unique! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thank you for inviting us along for a look at your mom's beautiful dishes. It's always fun to see what other people have in their china cabinets!

  12. You really did a great job displaying everything. I really like your dishes. Have a nice weekend, Mary

  13. Oh, how I love your mom's Ivy!! I began collecting Ivy when I was 12 and I turned 52 on Saturday...40 wonderful years of collecting my beloved Ivy!! I love the way your mom has it displayed and I hope one day they will be yours, too, to love and cherish the way she has all these years. Beautiful!

  14. Oh Marla, beautiful, just beautiful. It's amazing the memories that come to us from the simplest of things, like a beautiful dish.

  15. Oh such beautiful things. I have such sweet memories of some of my mom's dishes too. There certainly are some gorgeous ones here.Thanks so much for your gracious comments on my TT. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

  16. Just found your lovely glad I stopped by. I look forward to following along with you on life's many adventures!!!
    Smiles Friend,

  17. You have some really gorgeous family treasures, just lovely! :-)

    Have a wonderful week!