I've been wanting to show you this blue bowl....so here it is. I was going to just show you the bowl....but you know me...I have to have a story. Here it goes:
This bowl came to me after my father-in-law passed away. It belonged to his grandmother. All I know is it was hers and her husband was in the civil war. My father-in-law passed away when he was 97.
My mother-in-law had passed before him...and no one in the family seemed to want the bowl, so, yes, you know me...I brought it home.
I don't really know how old it is....but it's very old and I imagine it has lived a long and useful life...it is cracked here and there and has chips on the side that you can't see in photo...but I will show you. It can't be used, but I like to look at it and I always think of Gramps when I do.
To add another little story....there are the salt and pepper shakers. They are the only gift I remember my grandmother giving me. (My mother's mom.) I was small when she gave them to me but I remember and have always loved them.. So sweet.
And, here they are...the chips. Conveniently placed so I can turn it to the 'good side' for display. I don't remember ever seeing a bowl with a handle and no spout. I think the bowl and shakers look good together...sharing that blue color. (A piece of an old quilt just adds a nice touch, don't you think?)
And, here is the print of the grandmother. I found this at a flea market a few years back. It looks EXACTLY like my grandmother did. I don't have a photo of her, so I pretend this is her. Loved there was a quilt in the background.
This poem was given to me by my friend Kay years ago...and I just love it. It's been shown on this blog many times. Of course, I had to show it here because of the blue bowl! Kay always has known of all the old things I love. You know what they say: A good friend knows all about you and loves you anyway.❤️
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Another old thing "they" say. Me too. I just love this bowl. So precious. By the way, there is no name or number on the bottom, so I've no idea where it may have been made, but I enjoy having it.
I'm thinking next time you'll see a Valentine here. Can you believe we are in February already?
Wishing you safety, warmth and love. ♥️
Pat at Bird Nest Cottage
Very interesting post - love the blue bowl - all I have seen of old crockery bowls (most used for straining the milk, etc.) only had colored stripes around them, so the flowers on this is very special. Loved the "adopted" photo and the poem - yes, women are artists without having to paint a picture, even in real-life "tablescapes" when they can take the time and pride in the preparation and display of their hard work providing food to be eaten and cleaned away within minutes, much less in their homemaking and quilts, stitchery, etc., --but you more than most anyone are truly skilled in setting up artful scenes/vignettes and especially skilled in the quilting, embroidery, beading you have created --keep showing us more when you feel well enough!!
So lovely to see your post. You have such wonderful goodies. We are getting a storm today yesterday it was 50 degrees. Take care.
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