Very old Salt and Pepper Shakers that belonged to my Great Grandmother
A few months ago I shared with you a few of my favorite things around the cottage.
Some of those were things I had found at garage sales or picked up
on trips to see my sister in England,
some had been handed down from my Grandmother from England
and some were given as gifts.
I bought this at a garage sale as it reminded me of my trips to England
I love these 'things' not because they have monetary value (most do not!)
but because they mean something to me.
Some were owned by someone I loved dearly
others were things that I bought while I was someplace special.
Some of my treasures are kept in this old secretary
which is another of my favorite things
All of us have things that are special to us for one reason or another.
This little pitcher belonged to my Great Grandmother
and was given to me by my Dad.
I never met either of my Great Grandmothers.
I did have the priveledge of meeting one of my Great Grandfathers
in the late 50's... a couple of years before he passed away... not long after his 100th birthday.
These forks were bought to remind me of the wonderful little shop
my sister and I found in Norwich England.
It was a tiny little shop or house built in the 1500's.
The first floor held a few larger items but you had to go up a narrow little staircase that curved around the ancient chimney. The boards on those stairs were so worn that they
were a shallow U and they were shaped like a cut off triangle as they circled around up to the second floor. There sat a little old lady with a shawl and a little electric heater at her feet minding her shop. The old building had settled so much since the 1500's that there was about a 2 1/2 inch gap between the bottom and top corner of the one window in the room!
We had such a wonderful time shopping in this sweet village.
Maybe one day I'll find my photo's of that trip...if I ever get all my boxes unpacked!
This shoe horn belonged to a relative who lived in England in the 1700's
and was said to be a 'highway man'. I think that's a romantic way of saying
he was a robber who robbed coaches traveling the main roads in the country.
I guess everyone has someone in in thier families past that stood out ...so to speak ;)
These 'Toby' pitchers or mugs belonged to my Dad's parents
My Nana and Grandpa who raised me.
Bill Sykes (from Charles Dickens Oliver) is on the left and Capn Patch is on the right.
This is a plate from the 1700's that my sister from England brought over for me.
I love it.
Janet also gave me this 1700's Spode teacup.
It was made without a handle!
So there you have it...a few more of my favorite things here at the cottage.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing them and hearing a little bit about them.
What about you? Do you have some 'favorite things' that you would like to share with us?
Enjoy your weekend!