Thursday, February 14, 2008

30 Days - Day 12: Show & Tell

When I was a senior in high school, we were living in Long Island, New York. My parents decided that particular Christmas (1982) we would travel to Kansas to spend it with my grandparents and our other family who lived relatively close.


My grandmother was so excited to have us all there. It's the only time I ever remember that entire side of the family sitting down together for a Christmas dinner. I happened to remember a particular bowl she used to serve some vegetables. At the time, it caught my attention because it was pink and had a unique shape. Two and a half years later, my grandmother passed away from cancer. One of the things my mother received was that particular bowl. It stayed in her house until two years ago when I asked her if I could have it. One, because I LOVE bowls and two, I especially loved this one. It's so unique and I have it on display in my china cabinet. The picture does not totally capture all the variagated shades of pink. It's a Fenton glass bowl and when I look at it, I remember my grandmother and especially that very special Christmas.




For more Show & Tell, head over to Kelli's at No Place Like Home.

31 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a super cute bowl! I wonder if its not for a plant though... because it has feet. Anywho, I think I would buy one of those lead testing kits to check it for lead.... normally the more beautiful the item the more lead it has!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Valentines Day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

MammyT said...

I actually do see the kind of marbling or shading in the colors. How beautiful that is. I love bowls too.
Nancy

Anita said...

Oh, that was such a perfect story for S&T. I am sorry that your beloved grandmother passed away from cancer (my father and mother-in-law, too!). That bowl is so unique indeed! And how wonderful that you have a china cabinet to display it!

I wonder if you will use it again for one of the future Christmas, as a special tribute to your grandmother! ;-))

Have a wonderful Friday and best wishes from Germany,
Anita

genny said...

Thats a pretty gift and i bit you thats expensive nowadays. Also its a good memory from grandma. Happy ST!

jennifer said...

So nice that your mom parted with it for you. Very special...Jen

mrsjojo said...

Lovely bowl. I love bowls! What special memories you have looking at the bowl.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwww, what a sweet story, remembering your grandmother's special Christmas dinner. And ya, I can see all the shades of pink now that you mention it....so so pretty. And as you say, quite unique. It's a priceless heirloom for generations to come.

My Show N Tell is shared. Hope you can drop by for a few minutes' visit today.

Penless Thoughts said...

It truly is a unique, and beautiful bowl with a very special memory.
Susan

Judy said...

Very pretty. I would display it too.

Constance said...

WOW! I can relate! Today one of the items in my pictures is an old brown stoneware bowl I remember my own Grandmother using at her house! She was going to sell it at a rummage sale for 25 cents and I begged her for it! I used it for many years until I retired it! I have a soft side for your post today since we seem to have a common sentiment!
Thanks,
Connie

Sarah said...

It is so wonderful to have something tangible to remember our loved ones.

Daughter of the King said...

What a beautiful bowl....and the memories to go with it. Thanks for sharing this..It is lovely.
Deby

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is a very unique and beautiful bowl! Thanks for sharing with us!

Katherine

ellen b said...

Oh the bowl is just beautiful. I love the designs on it and the unique shape but the memories that go with it are priceless. Enjoy...

Barbara H. said...

It's a gorgeous bowl and a lovely memento.

Linda said...

Your bowl is a lovely treasure with sweet memories. I think it is pink milk glass...so pretty. Linda

Nora Lee said...

I too love bowls, this one is especially pretty. The ones that are the most special are the ones that have personal memories attached to them.

Sandra

Lori Stilger said...

You're very blessed!!!!
I had some Depression glass from my paternal grandmother I just loved; it survived five moves while in MY hands! My mother ended up breaking both pieces by accident. I'm still heartbroken - but you're taking excellent care of it! I wish I had photos of my glassware!
Have a wonderful, blessed day!

nannykim said...

ooooh sooooooooo pretty--I love that!! reallly unique and different. Ps I am thinking of doing the 30 day thing in the near future. I am wondering how hard it might be to do--like what if you are away and have no access?

Jean said...

Beautiful and what great memories1

It's All Good! said...

That is a beautiful bowl! Plus the great memory. Have a great day.

nannykim said...

ps. going to put it into a scrapbook--you mean you are going to print it out ?

Sharon said...

That is so pretty! HOw wonderful that you get to have this neat reminder of your precious grandmother. I bet it would look really beautiful with veggies in it!

Hugs, Sharon

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful bowl and a beautiful history behind it. I love pink dishes. I have a few of the pink depression glass pieces. Anything pink is for me.

Lisa said...

oh...that bowl is definately eye candy!
what precious memories!

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh I love your bowl too. Very pretty.

Kathi

Kelli said...

Such lovely memories of your family all together. The bowl is beautiful, such a delicate shade of pink!
Hugs,
Kelli

Jewelgirl said...

What a lovely bowl! Treasure it
and the memories!

Linda said...

Hi Rebecca, I forgot to mention earlier that I leave my heart tree up year round...I really enjoy it but I kinda get tired of dusting the ornaments :). Linda

Connie Marie said...

That is a beautiful bowl and it is different. I am glad that you get to have that from your Grandmother and with a special memory of your whole family too.