Hi, I am Jann from Have a Daily Cup from Mrs. Olson. I am honored to be doing a guest post for The Old Fashioned Housewife.
For quite some time I have had a love for vintage dishes. Call me silly, but each time I find a new piece I can’t help but wonder what the person was like that this dish once belonged to.
Most of my collection has been purchased from thrift stores, or estate sales.
See the cream and teal tea cup? It once belonged to my MIL.
Don’t you wonder if this was maybe a piece from someone’s special occasion china?
Or perhaps just part of their every day dishes.
I can’t help but think that they have been touched by an angel.
Recently my hubby added some bead board and a shelf to our living room where I can display some of my treasured pieces.
One of my favorite items is a tea cup and saucer which once belonged to my Aunt Viola. As a child we would pass her home going to and from grade school. Often my sisters and I would stop for a cup of her homemade custard. Back then I’m sure that I did not even notice what cute dish the tasty treat was being served in. Now, I would sit up and take notice. It would be as delightful as her delicious custard.
This platter is my latest $2 estate sale purchase. It shows a bit of time worn damage. That doesn’t stop me from loving it just the same.
The fact that these precious pieces of glass have been preserved reflects the love that these woman must have had for them.
I hope that the next time you bring home a piece of vintage glass that you will stop and think about the woman who owned it. I know that most of the time there is no way to know the story behind it, but oh what fun the imagination can have.
Perhaps it was touched by an angel.
Thanks again Nicole for letting me share with your lovely blog!