Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All That Glitters

I have some wonderful treasures which, long ago, belonged to my grandmother. I thought I would share some of them with you. This "table of gold" is dedicated to my sweet grandmother who passed away thirty years ago.


These beautiful dishes were hers.








They are Abalone China and the pattern is called Golden Grain. They stopped making
them the year I was born. I really can't find anything else about them. Ebay does have a set for sale and also a few pieces. It wouldn't surprise me to find out they were part of a giveaway. That would explain the odd amount of pieces she had. To me, they are worth gold!



I think the sugar bowl and creamer are so sweet. Too bad I don't have any cups and saucers.



I decided to add some of my carnival glass. I started collecting it when I found a plate just
like my mom had when we were growing up. The color seems to work well with the dishes.















My grandmother also made the lace I tucked into the napkins.









These glasses came from Goodwill.






The runner is actually a dresser scarf my grandmother made as a girl.



Her initials look just beautiful!


















Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!

I will be joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to visit my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...

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Sister Act!
Next Wednesday, November 16th, my sister and I will be posting very special tablescapes. Even though we haven’t lived within a thousand miles of each other since our country’s bicentennial, the sister bond runs deep. On one visit, on the same day, we wore identical outfits. Our niece just had a baby and we purchased the exact same gift. It has always been a source of amusement for us. We knew it was bound to happen when we both started tablescaping, but we bought the same specialty appetizer plates. We thought it would be fun to use them the same week, make some guidelines to the colors allowed, and see what happens! So, be sure to join us next week for Tablescape Thursday!!!

14 comments:

Robin said...

I have such great memories of those dishes. Love those glasses too. I'm still trying to figure out how you wound up with so much of Grandma's stuff. It stinks to be the youngest sister! Looking forward to Sister Act!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Elaine said...

LOL! It all balances out. I have very little from Mom. Did you notice how we both did gold themed tables today?

swedecollection said...

What a great find at GW in the amber goblets! Our local GW is always stripped to the bare walls it has so much demand. I was noticing how the fabulous vase looks with the Golden Grain china. I love to hear women say they cherish their ancestor's china. I have none from my family as it was sold in a farm sale by my Grandfather without letting the women of the family know.

Entertaining Women said...

One of the top ten all time favorite patterns is the Johann Haviland, "Blue Garland." It was a give away in boxes of laundry detergent. Your china is gorgeous. Aren't family treasures always the very best! Thank you for inviting us to take a peak at your elegant, exquisite design. Cherry Kay

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

So lovely and gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi--lovely setting with great memories of your grandmother and family! I just looked and saw cups and saucers at "buy it now" for a most reasonable price--they had four sets (4) and another lising had 8 plates, cups and saucers that has no bids today. Maybe you can add to the set! (they are listed on eBay under the brand name of the china! I know how your sister feels, I have nothing from my dad's mother--she passed before my parents were married and my dad was the baby and he had 5 sissters so I haven't even seen most of her things! Happy Thanksgiving! Di

Maria Elena said...

Elaine, what a beautiful table! I love, love the china set!
Like you, I have a very old set that belonged to my husband's grandfather. It was their wedding china and I will always treasure it.
I love the Golden Grain pattern. You won't believe me, but I was looking at it not long ago on several web pages. It is so pretty and original!
Here are a couple of links I had saved, in case you are interested in adding to your collection.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOLDEN-GRAIN-ABALONE-CHINA-CUP-AND-SAUCER-S-/140457899193

http://www.replacements.com/webquote/ABAGOG.htm?patternload=ABALONE|GOLDEN+GRAIN|61|CHINA

Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandra said...

Your table is beautiful and the memories of your Grandmother make it even more special. Your Goodwill glasses are a beautiful touch. I am visiting from Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for letting me stop by. Have a wonderful weekend.
Sandra

S said...

Lovely table, your grandmother would most assuredly smile. And I'm looking forward to your sister act.

Marigene said...

What a nice tribute to your grandmother with a beautiful table. The china is really great for this time of year...love your amber stemware.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Really adorable treasure!

I love every details. So subtle.

Take care and enjoy the w/end.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

P.S.
Don't forget to join my Swedish Christmas giveaway.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Very pretty. Nice warm colors. I love things that belong to my Grandma. So nice you have these!

Scribbler said...

What sweet china and what great finds at the Goodwill. Your tale with Grandma's treasures is very special.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a really touching and beautiful tribute to the memory of your Grandmother, Elaine. I am sure she is so pleased with the love and care you put into this table. Maybe one day you'll run into the cups & saucers in a thrift store to add to your collection. I'll try to commit the pattern to memory so that I can keep an eye out for you around these parts. Have a nice weekend!