Thursday

Show and Tell

I haven't been able to participate in Kelli's Show and Tell for a few weeks and have missed all of you. I have something I want to share with you. When we went to Alabama last month we stopped in Birmingham to visit my 90-year-old Aunt Thelma. She is my mother's sister (my mother passed away at 75 seventeen years ago.

Aunt Thelma knows I love tea things and she told me to look in her china cabinet to see my grandmother's (her mother) bone china tea cup. I didn't even know she had one! The tea cup is such thin fine china I was scared it would shatter while I was holding it! I have no idea how old it is but my grandmother acquired it back in the 30s when they bought their house, the house came with many boxes of wonderful antiques the seller left. The tea cup was in those things. I'm sad to say I will never get this tea cup because Aunt Thelma has a daughter who it will be passed on to!



I took a few more pictures of items in her china cabinet. I thought this tea pot and cup and saucer so unique and cute, I've never seen any like them!



This small fine bone china bowl has a china ladle that matches. It was also my grandmother's.


Aunt Thelma has always been special to me. I told her she is the prettiest 90-year-old lady I've ever seen! Here she is with me, and her daughter Kathleen (and little doggie.)

I hope you enjoyed my Show and Tell this week. Go to Kelli's for more fun!

Katherine

22 comments:

DeNiece Barnes said...

I love the china, it is so beatiful, and you have a very pretty aunt she does not at all look 94 years old, God has really blessed her. I also love the little doggie in the picture so cute. So stop in and visit me sometime and have a great weekend.

Jewelgirl said...

What a neat teapot, it is really
different! I love the teacup, with
the violets, so pretty. What a
wonderful family visit!

Capturing Today said...

Precious time spent with your Aunt! I have a lovely great aunt who is 86 and so dear to my mom and me! Thank you for sharing the adorable photos!

Susie said...

How blessed you are to have your aunt still with you. That teacup must have been so very special to see and hold..Beautiful pictures..
hugs

Hootin' Anni said...

That 2nd photo down is one great tea set! I love it. So unique and wonderful.

Everything for your show n tell is super. The portrait photo [ with little doggie too ] is great.

My show n tell is shared. Hope you can stop by for a "howdy do!" Happy weekend to you---

A Hint of Home said...

She is a beautiful 90 year old. I'm so glad you got to visit with her and to share her memories and look at her lovely things.
Missed you while you were gone. I've been out of commission for a couple weeks myself. Glad you're back.

Alice said...

Aunt Thelma is still a beauty at 94. It is always so wonderful to have these special family pieces that move from one generation to the next. Sometimes I wonder about my own things and whether any of my family will want them one day or whether they'll get sold to the highest bidder on eBay.

Constance said...

How beautiful and delicate your Aunt is AND her china as well!

One of my most treasured memories is of when I was a teenager and I accompanied my Great Grandmother Lizzie to see her older sister Beulah, in Warrior, Alabama! I wish I had paid closer attention to the memories they were sharing with one another. I will always remember these 2 little old ladies (ages 87 & 90) giggling as they sat with each other on the couch!
Connie

nannykim said...

Wow she is pretty--what a nice photo of ya'll. That teapot was so interesting. I have never seen anything like it!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your Aunt Thelma is precious, one never knows, perhaps you will inherit the teacup one day :). Everything you shared was beautiful, thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Joy said...

Beautiful china! I have never seen a little ladel like that.

ceekay said...

Hello wanderer....glad you are home. Precious picture of your aunt. That teapot and cup are very different. Interesting to know where they were made. Talk to you soon!

Kelli said...

Your Aunt Thelma is precious, Katherine! It sounds like you had a lovely visit and what a special teacup. It is so delicate and beautiful!
~Kelli

Barbara H. said...

What sweet treasures!! I love the ones with pink roses, and that bridal one is just too cute. It's too bad you won't be able to have these! But I am glad you got the pictures to remember them by.

Cami said...

Your Aunt is absolutely lovely. So is her sweet chihuahua. I enjoyed this post very much. So glad you made the visit. It's important to share as many moments as we can with those we love.

Betty said...

Hi Katherine,

I enjoyed seeing some of your Aunt Thelma's things. So pretty, and the teapot is very unusual. I've never seen one like that either.

Mary said...

Katherine, your aunt is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful china and reading about it.

Love Bears All Things said...

The bride and groom set is unigue. Does she have a story about it? I like the feet on the china tea bowl.
*While I was visiting in Alabama last week, I joined some ladies from our women's club at Emma's. We had a good time and I made pictures. I had the duo salad plate.
Mama Bear

The Apron Queen said...

The tea cup with the purple flowers in the first picture is my favorite. My daughter LOVES purple. Thanks for letting me drool over your tea cups. :D

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Mary said...

Katherine,

I certainly enjoyed your S&T. Your Aunt Thelma certainly has some lovely items in her china cabinet. I especially enjoyed seeing the tea set.

Be sure to drop over and see the photos of Griffyn's first birthday. He was a super good the entire day until about 6pm. Amazing for one so young.

Take care, my friend. I always enjoy my visits here and this was no exception.

Blessings,
Mary

Bonita said...

What beautiful tea treasures! Love the story of your grandmother's cup.

Lallee said...

I loved seeing inside Aunt Thelma's china cabinet and the beautiful china tea cup. What a nice portrait of the three of you!