Thursday, February 19, 2009

Little Girl Dish Set

Yes, I was once a little girl. What is the saying? "Grandmas are just antique little girls."

Sharing my dishes for show and tell at kelli's house is something I've wanted to do for some time now. Tonight being wide awake after trying to go to bed early, the idea to jump up and unpack them drew me to my feet and to the box on my closet shelf.

I have quite a few things from my childhood but just no place to display them. But after all the real treasures are in Christ Jesus and my goal is to have those on display every day.

Some of you great photographers are wishing for better pictures, but that is just not an accomplishment right now.

The little lamps were a yard sale find many years ago. They match the design on the dishes.

Here are the utensils. The pans originally were a larger set.

When growing up, my parents rented this big two story house for many years. One of its' features on the second floor, was a huge walk in attic. As my siblings and I became adults, many of our childhood toys were still stored there. I don't have time to start telling you all that was there from six children.

After living there for around 29 years, the house was being sold by the owner. So my mother decided that many of those toys were going to be sold before they moved. We were all allowed to pick what we wanted to keep. Afterwards, I wrote down some thoughts about that old attic and its objects of affection. For some reason, I looked up definitions of the word attic. I found out that years ago in some cultures the attic was a special place in the top of the house that was considered an elegant place to sit and maybe display fine things. When I thought of all the fond memories of our toys in that dusty place, it really was an elegant place.


  1. Great Story Jane.. Beautiful treasures. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. What a great story that I'm sure has lots more fun to tell too. What a blast the 6 of you had.

  3. You have some beautiful treasures,love the defination for an attic.

  4. Hello Jane, this is my first visit to your blog. I love your dishes and I love the story you wrote about the attic.
    I have enjoyed my visit tonight!

  5. "Grandma's are antique little girls"....I like that a lot. What a sweet, sweet collection you have for us for show n tell.

    My show n tell this week is the final showing of my troll doll collection, from the tiniest to the 'oldest' couple. Do stop by if you can....and, have a great weekend.

  6. I LOVE your eartly treasures Mom! And love the heavenly treasures you have stored up in your heart. :o) I really enjoyed reading your post and the story about the attic on Court St. I have fond memories of that big old house too. Love ya!

  7. I just visited you at Shelfari. I like your treasures and see that we have much in common. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

  8. What a cute post. I love your treasures. The pattern looks like Moss Rose? Neat history about the attic being elegant. I wonder how many qualify as that?


  9. I enjoyed seeing your childhood treasures...I wish I had saved mine.

  10. Beautiful dishes...such sweet childhood treasures. I love the little lamp, too.

  11. When I got up this morning my display was still on the table. Since we use the table on an every day basis I figured I should pack them back up. Then I quickly decided to put all my snowmen away most of which were displayed on the mantel. I replaced them with the dishes. Then I thought that in order to enjoy some of my other childhood treasures I would trade off every couple months. Thanks everyone for looking.

  12. Great memories stored in your attic. Thanks for sharing them with us! I have this same set of dishes. My mom had them in a set of china, which is now mine. Also, my mom and dad got me a small, child-sized set one year for Christmas. They now belong to my daughter. I love them! Thanks for sharing yours with me!

    There is always a place for you at The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

  13. Your treasures are lovely, and I love what you said about the attic!
    I, too, love nature, as we can be surrounded by God's handiwork out there!! Your back yard photo is beautiful, too!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Sweet blessings,

  14. Oh, they are amazing. So beautiful.


  15. Hi Jane;
    I just wanted to drop in and say hello and thank you for visiting my blog.
    Your dishes are lovely. So is your quilt. Did you make the quilt?

  16. What beautiful treasures!!! I love the whole set! Thanks for sharing!

  17. what treasures! Never stop being a 'little girl':)

  18. What a wonderful tea set! Perfect for both little girls and *grown up* little girls as well! :-) And how neat that you found the lamps with the same pattern...I love them. :-)

  19. Let's have a Tea Party! I love them! In fact I just picked up the same salt & Pepper shakers at my favorite little Thrift Store...


  20. Beautiful little set. I love the rose designs. It's rare someone has things like that that hasn't broken over the years...thanks for showing them!

  21. What a beautiful display of your beautiful dish/tea set! Your quilt is also just lovely.

    And to find the lamps to match at a garage sale- so nice!

    I have always thought of attics as magical places where treasures are stored and surprise us when we least expect to find them...:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Linda C

  22. Your set is so pretty and I love the silverware. So precious.

  23. Very nice S&T! You have some nice things there, love the tea set, especially!


  24. I have the same exact dishes - they were my Mum's. I was going to share them next week.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.