Tag Archives: heirlooms

Mom’s Stemware

As long as I can remember the china cabinet in my parents’ home contained a number of these stemware pieces. Mom called them wine glasses and sherbet glasses. The number of these decreased over the years. I can attest to … Continue reading

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The things my grandmother saved …

This miniature tea cut was always in Grandma Florence’s china cabinet. It happens to be one of the items Grandma stuck a note inside: Besides having a note in my grandmother’s handwriting, this gives the provenance of the item: From … Continue reading

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Which came first in Hummel’s — Grandma or Mom?

This pair of Hummel Figurines was purchased by my parents on one of their trips to Europe. Umbrella Boy” Goebel Hummel Figurine #152/0 A TMK1 Incised Crown – Little Boy Under Big Umbrella After A Rain Storm! – Value @ … Continue reading

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Grandma Florence liked sit-arounds

When my grandmother passed away in 1981, my mother and aunt split up a number of the items they liked. My mother got a number of Hummell figurines. The Boot Boy is the only one that survived being damaged over … Continue reading

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Coffee? Tea? d’où viens-tu

The label on the bottom of the cup is: D & C France The label on the bottom of the saucer is: D & C France L. Bernard and Co. Limoges I found the cup & saucer on an auction … Continue reading

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Before there were Barbie Shoes …

What is left of my mother’s set of jacks. Before there were Barbie Shoes or Legos Blocks to cripple a parent, there were jacks. I can just imaging Grandpa Lee stepping on one and yelling “Leila Marie” or “Jmae Dorothy” … Continue reading

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Before Velcro there were buttons …

And you needed help to button up your shoes / spats. Not sure if this was my grandmother’s or my grandfather’s (there are those WW I pictures of him in uniform with spats). And then there was Grandma Florence with … Continue reading

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We are a dog family —

These little dogs (the big one is 2 inches tall) were always on the kitchen windowsill at my parents’ home. They were my mother’s (just like the Coca-Cola bottle). I do not know who broke the one that is missing … Continue reading

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Never knew the reason for this one, either!

I really do not know why it was always in the kitchen window of my parents’ home. It just was for as long as I can remember. The 2.5 inch bottle was one of the “things” Mom liked to keep … Continue reading

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El Burro

This aged alabaster burro lived in my grandparents’ china cabinet. A souvenir of a trip to Southwest in the 1930s. Never got around to getting more information, but when it was time to split up the things at my parents’ … Continue reading

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