Friday, May 30, 2008


Thanks to Kelli for hosting Show and Tell Friday. To learn how you can join go to:

Man, I'm just going to get this one in under the wire. Totally spaced it plus main computer tanked tonight. DH finally got it up and running. I'm in big trouble in cyberland without him.

I'm going to show not only a great item but a great gift. Yep, that's right. A friend in our neighborhood called me about 6 years ago and said " I have this beautiful pedal organ and I've decided I'm not going to use it, but I want it to have a good home. You can have it if you want it." You have never seen me move so fast. Grabbed some cute neighbor boys that could lift and
we moved it from her basement to my living room. I love it.

The little blue china dishes on the top are identical to a smaller set my grandparents split between myself and a cousin when we were very little. I only have about 4 pieces of the original set and a couple of them have been broken and badly repaired. I looked for about 15 years for a complete set that I could afford and finally found them in a great little shop in Livermore, California. The red floral tea cup and saucer belonged to a Grandmother.
The little Roseville flower pot had been my Grandmothers but what I didn't know until reading my Mom and Dad's WWII letters last year was that my Mom had given it to her for Mother's Day in 1943. The dark blue teacup, saucer and dinner plate belonged to a Great-Grandmother. The little heart is a gift from Grandchildren.

Handpainted picture was done by my Mother and the handpainted tea pot and little dish under the creamer was painted and given to me by our oldest daughter for Christmas one year. She had taken china painting lessons from her Grandmother. The little "turning purple" creamer also belonged to a Great-great grandmother.

The green carnival glass? also belonged to a Great-grandmother.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I love your 'Show and Tell'. Very fun to look at. I'm glad your hubby was there to help with the computer issues. ;-)


ceekay said...

Beautiful pump organ. We had one also for a while, but my hubby got tired of moving something that didn't work! You have yours decorated beautifully.

Hootin' Anni said...

Good lord! I'd be running to get it too!!! Wow. But you only told us about the 'good looking young guys to help move it'........what no eye candy?!! Just kidding.

One super show n tell. Love the pitcher too.

There is an open invitation to stop by and view my show n tell project this week. Hope to see you there if you haven't dropped by already.

A Hint of Home said...

What a treasure you have there. A beautiful piece of furniture it does make.
All the items setting on it are full of great memories.

Kims Art said...

That was a great show and tell! The organ is beautiful!

Granny Sue said...

Lovely antiques and memories. I am glad your neighbor knew who to give the organ to. (does that make her an organ donor?--OK, ouch.)

I was just reading about light purple glass. It's manganese in the glass that will turn it purple in sunlight. Glassware that does this was made pre-1915. I thought this was intriguing. You can find information about it by googling light purple glass. But then you probably already knew all this.

ceekay said...

Thanks for coming by...and just fyi...there is no wrong S&T. Kelli just gives guidelines for an can show whatever you want....!! Hope to see you again soon!

Jewelgirl said...

Wow, a magical trip through time
on your S&T this week. I enjoyed
it all! Hope you stop by and visit
my bargain finds this week + jewelry!

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful collection of treasures! Meaningful and beautiful!

Dana Jones said...

I have a saying that I heard somewhere along the way, "If I can't own something that was grandma's, own something that reminds me of her."

the roseville pot is so pretty. I like the colors in it. I could do a whole room in those colors.

Kelli said...

Wonderful show and tell! Your special treasures are beautiful, I love the organ!