Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday's Show and Tell



Today is Show and Tell over at Kelli's
. Take a peek.

My show and tell is the bowl and pitcher that came from my dad's mother. It was a gift to her from a friend and is well over 100 years old. When I was a child I went through a fascination period with bowl and pitcher sets. I still find them quite elegant and interesting.

The picture on the wall above the bowl and pitcher set is a gift to my husband from his brother. The table was bought at a used furniture shop. The floor cloth is one that I painted years ago and has held up nicely.

17 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

You've show us 4 lovely items here. I love these pitchers and basins. I have never owned one but I have admired them for years. I'm so glad you pointed out the floor painting. I had to enlarge the picture. I thought it was a rug. How neat!!
Susan

Tracy said...

ALL of these items are precious! Great show and tell!

charish said...

ttThank you for sharing your treasures. They are beautiful. I love all things that are breakableas my childrern would say.
SaRah

PEA said...

I just love the way you have that pitcher and bowl displayed...just beautiful!! What a great idea to paint a floor cloth on the floor!! xo

Marci said...

Thanks for showing us this beautiful area of your home. I love the pitcher and bowl. My Mom's family had many of those. I used to be fascinated by them.

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet vignette. I used to have a thing for bowl and pitcher sets, too, but I only had one. It's so neat that yours was passed down through the family. It's lovely. That's a really nice picture above it, too, and the floor cloth looks great.

ellen b said...

Those are all great treasures. I also like the color on your walls! bessings...

LBP said...

Very pretty!

Susie said...

What a beautiful vignette! My grandma also had a pitcher and bowl, but one of my cousins now has it. Yours is lovely..
:)

Cathy said...

Your pitcher and bowl are beautiful! That's one thing I have on my long wish list. I also love your floor cloth--very pretty!

Cathy :)

Anita said...

Wonderful! That's why I love Show & Tell, you always discover the most gorgeous family treasures like your bowl and pitcher! How blessed you are to own such a great memory!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Heather said...

I love bowl and pitcher sets as well! Someday I hope to have a washstand with a set tucked away in my bedroom! Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you ~

Sondra said...

I just love the way you painted the floor. That looks really good. Your pitcher is beautiful too. I had one my grandmother gave me but was broken long ago. Must have been due to all the boys in the house :)

Lucy said...

Wonderful treasures! I found a vintage pitcher last year and have it displayed in my foyer--it reminds me of my grandparents when I look at it.

Your photo of yours is lovely!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

My grandmother had a pitcher and bowl, but I didn't get it :-(

I have a "new" copy of one. Yours is just beautiful, all of the items are!

Katherine

Kelli said...

What wonderful treausures! I have always loved pitchers and bowls and yours is so pretty!
Kelli

Lazy cow said...

A picture of tranquillity. I am a big fan of drop leaf tables.