Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heirloom China

CORRECTION: My grandmother called after she read this post and wanted to correct me on something. This wasn't her mother's china. It was her father's mother's china - making that my Great, Great Grandmother's china. So, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!

While we were staying at Janell's home for the 4th of July, she asked me if I'd be interested in taking home some china she had in the basement, still boxed up from her move about 5 years ago. She said that she had never used it once over the last five years and that she probably wouldn't use it and she wanted it out of her house.

I have no china and was thrilled at the idea that I could have some for free! So I said, "YES, I'll take it!" There were two sets, one set was Janell's that she had purchased a while ago that was cream with blue and green flower details and silver lining around the edges. Very beautiful.

But was I was most excited for, was this antique set that was my great grandmother's (my grandma Eastman's mother). It is cream with sliver around the edges and silver detailing on it. It is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE the angled edges and the handled soup bowls!

I just absolutely LOVE it!!! And mostly for the sentimental value it has. I found an article on the company that made it and the china itself. You can read it HERE. It was made in the 1930's and I wonder how my great grandmother was able to afford it, especially when it was right around the Great Depression. Anyway, I may never know, but I love, love, love it!! So, thank you, Janell, for this treasure!!!


Nicole said...

Wow! Your great grandma had fabulous taste. Love the china! What an awesome heirloom to hold onto.


Wow, that's amazing that it is even still stylish! None of my grandma's let alone great grandma's things are still in style!