Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Gift from the Heart



My mom gave me a wonderful heirloom for Christmas.
She has treasured this sugar bowl and creamer for as long as I can remember. They originally belonged to my mother's father's parents, my great-grandparents.




She included their history. Click on the letter above, and you can read it, too.




The sugar bowl has beautiful lines.




Another view.




The marking on the bottom. OAEG ROYAL Austria.




One side of the creamer has the same pattern as the sugar bowl.




The other side of the creamer has a different picture.




The bottom of the creamer shows the original price paid for the pair...$2.50!, from Greer's Bazaar in Alexandria, Indiana.

Thanks, Mom, for my new treasure. I have it displayed where I can see it all day, but keep it safe. It is such a special gift that I am going to share it on several parties over the next few days.


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Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Carol

31 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh my!! These are beautiful and what an awesome gift...what a treasure! I know my mother-in-law has some things like this...she is 95! WOW! enjoy, they really will look great in your home.

Mildred said...

How very beautiful! I enjoyed the letter too - my maternal grandma was a Ramsey from Georgia. I know you treasure these pieces very much. Happy New Year.

Ann said...

Those are the best gifts! That is wonderful your mother gave you the history of it. I know my Mom and Grandmother told me so much about the things they gave me. I still have all their hand written notes.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What wonderful treasures!

Happy New Year!

Blessings!
Gail

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol, they are so pretty! What a special gift. It is so unique. I don't think I have ever seen a creamer shaped like that!

Blessings for the New Year!
Ricki Jill

Average Girl said...

I see that you mother is as lovely and thoughtful as you! Cheers my friend and Happy New Years to you and your family!

Tracy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such beautiful gift! precious treasures!

Debbie said...

I love them! You and your mom are family treasure keepers after my own heart. I clicked to read the letter too because I love stories behind things.

You have a new header too. I love it. I've been out of town so I'm just getting back into my groove.

Vee said...

What a lovely gift and to have the provenance with extras is just as wonderful as the gift.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely!

And hooray, your Header pic fits on your blog now. :-)

Gentle New Years hugs...

Garden Girl said...

What a treasure! Just beautiful! I want to read the rest of the story;) The belongings of my relatives are my most treasured.

Kay K said...

I love your treasure what a wonderful present to recieve !!!

Cindy said...

Very pretty, those are truly a treasure. How nice that your mom would give them to you now, I know you will enjoy them.
Hugs, Cindy

Karen said...

Carol, such a beautiful & meaningful gift. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by & visiting. :)

Shelia said...

HI Carol! Oh, what a wonderful treasure! These pieces are so pretty and another treat is to have the story.
Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry said...

What a beautiful piece. I love it when pieces like that can be treasured. Have a Happy New Year!
Sherry

lvroftiques said...

What a beautiful set! And how lovely to have the story from your mother to accompany them. I wish I could find prices like that! *winks* Vanna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a gorgeous set, and that is such a special, special gift. It just brought tears to my eyes. I love gifts that have been passed down, and no one deserves it more than YOU!

Happy New Year, my sweet friend...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ back again to comment- my original didn't go through!
I love treasured pieces from family that have a special meaning or importance! These are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing them at Feathered Nest Friday this week- nice to meet you!

bj said...

O, I just adore these kinds of gifts. So so special. They are just stunning and I can see why you are so proud of them.

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Here I am, a year older and ...I don't feel a bit different. :)))
HAPPY NEW YEAR

Garden Girl said...

Happy New Year, Carol!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Carol, what treasures these are! They are not only gorgeous, but knowing that your grandparents purchased and used them makes them so much more special. How wonderful that your mother wrote a history for you. I wish I knew more about some of my inherited pieces. (So interesting that your grandfather was an orphan and became a cabin boy. Life was so much different back then. The struggles that were faced by our ancestors amaze me. This was such a wonderful Christmas gift, and I'm so glad you shared them for Favorite Things. Wishing you a wonderful 2011. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Forgot to tell you that I also love the cozy look of the fireplace in your header. laurie

Low Tide High Style said...

What a truly beautiful gift in so many ways! Happy New Year, I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you and your family!

Kat :)

Linda said...

What a lovely and most special gift! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a sweet gift and so wonderful to have the letter from your mom to go along with it. Happy New Year!

Daisy said...

What a lovely set and a treasure to be passed on to you as a gift! So pretty!

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. It's nice to meet you. :-)

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! What treasures!
Happy 2011 to you, Carol! Good health!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Carol, these are just gorgeous. Love the colors. I have a couple of Bavarian Rose painted plates and adore them. Thanks so much for sharing these and linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty, and what a treasure to have from your family.
Have a great week.

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

What a lovely gift with so much meaning.