Saturday, November 14, 2009

Things Remembered - Pink Saturday




The tea pot on the right was given to me by my grandmother. She gave it to me one day when I went out for a visit.  She was always so generous that way. She had just bought the tea pot - probably at the dime store. But when I arrived I was really admiring it, so she just simply gave it to me. There is always something special about something given to you by someone that you love.  It didn't matter to me where it came from, just that she gave it to me.  It now has a place of honor on my book shelf in our family room and every time I look at it, I think of her and the day she gave it to me.


 

When she was much older and had gone to live in the nursing home, her house burned completely to the ground.  So many things were lost, including all of her pictures, furniture and everything.  So things like a dime store teapot take on a much bigger meaning.  Do you have something in your life that brings back good memories?  Tell someone about it.

 
Thanks to Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this wonderful Pink Saturday project. Stop on by there and check out some of the other great blogs that are participating.

One of the things Beverly has challenged us to do is to visit a blog that we have not been to before and highlight it on our Pink Saturday post.  So today I'd like to highlight Collected Treasures . Her blog is really well done, with lots of beautiful photos. She is hosting a wonderful contest on repurposing with some great prizes.  You can read all the details here: REPURPOSING CHALLENGE

14 comments:

someplace in thyme said...

Grandparents are the greatest. I am hopeing that I will be the kind of grand parent that I had growing up. Your post is so full of memories and love, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Shabbychicdiva said...

Very beautiful pictures and memories. Happy Pink Saturday! Stop by sometime if you get the chance. Have a great weekend. Winona

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Tricia,

The teapot and cups are just precious. I don't have a thing from my childhood. Very sad. I do have some of my grandmother's things, things I received after she died but no less treasured.

I have not participated in Pink Saturday for several weeks so it is quite possible that you began participating during that break. Thank you for your compliments and for the visit. Hope to see you and visit you often.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Mary said...

What a lovely remembrance of your grandmother. She'd be pleased to know it means so much to you. I hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

peggy gatto said...

These are the treasures!!!
Thanks!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a sweet post! I cherish family things, too, and you're right, they do take on a new meaning in light of a tragedy or even a death. So glad you have this sweet remembrance from someone so special.

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mollye said...

What a beautiful memory you have. No amount of money or finery can compare to the warmth and love of family. Hugs, Mollye

maiaT said...

What a beautiful post and lovely words.
The tea pot is a real beauty by itself but with this sentimental value is a great treasure.
I loved my grandmother very much and I have the same beautiful memories.
Thanks for your welcome message and for sopping by my blog.

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday - one of my favorite days. Your teapot is a precious memory and very beautiful. I try to keep and take care of all the things given to me by relatives.
I have enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog.
Have a wonderful new week.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a cherished thing you posted! Your teapot and your memories of your Grandmother. I am sure it gives you such comfort. Thank you for showing us this beautiful teapot.
Yvonne

Rostrose said...

What a wonderful memory, what a wonderful teapot, what a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Traude

fiberdoodles said...

What a very, VERY sweet treasure! Happ Pink Saturday (a little late)!!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a special memory of your grandmother! Thank you for sharing this.

GWENDOLYN said...

Tricia,
How sad that your grandmother lost all her things to a fire. I can just imagine how much more special that teapot is now.

Thanks for stopping by my weight loss blog. I believe we can all encourage one another and we will do well from it. My knee is still sore today... but not as bad if I dont put weight on it when I bend it.
Blessings! Gwen