I just adored my paternal Grandmother.
We were lucky to live fairly close to my Dad's parents while growing up so we were able to have Sunday dinners with them and to see them often. I really treasured summer time when I could spend two weeks with them one on one. My Grandmother had quite a few granddaughters and she was an excellent seamstress making all of us lovely dresses every year including my Mom.
I found an old photo I scanned of my Mom...my Grandmother made this beautiful blue outfit for her.
My Mom loved to dress up...she had slim legs and ankles and looked terrific in high heels.
That's Lady our dog...well, she was really my Mom's dog but we were all crazy about her.
One of these days I hope to convert the old family photos over to digital.
Back to my Grandmother...one summer my Grandmother said she wouldn't have both my middle brother and I at the same time because we fought. We begged to go together...said we wouldn't fight... finally my Grandmother relented. Well, Grandmother did know best because that's the first and last time she had us at the same time because she was right... we ended up fighting. Hey, we were just kids.
Here'a photo of my paternal Grandparents sometime in the 1940s.
I'm so lucky my paternal Grandmother bequeathed her lovely fine bone china Shelley Rosebud Coffee Set (Dainty Shape) to me.
|Coffe pot and lid|
On one of my earlier posting I said it was a tea set (what did I know). One of my readers graciously corrected me to let me know it was not a tea pot but rather it was either a coffee or chocolate pot.
I googled and found two coffee pots and lids each one selling for over $450 on eBay.
Boy, was I shocked.
Of course, I have no intentions of selling my set.
|Creamer and Sugar Bowl|
|This green back stamp was used between 1945 and 1966.|
I don't know when my Grandmother purchased the set but it was probably in the 1940s or 1950s.
Hand painted mint green borders complement the fuchsia roses and cornflower blue daisies "rosebud" pattern.
The set has such a wonderful English china color palette and dainty shape.
|My Bone China Shelley Coffee Set in the Rosebud pattern and Dainty Shape.|
I hope you enjoyed seeing my lovely Shelley Coffee Set and didn't mind me rambling on and on about my family.
I miss my Grandparents and my parents so much.
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