Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Grandma's Treasure

 Like most of you I have been swamped lately with projects and ideas that just couldn't wait so I missed last Tuesday. This week I just couldn't find the time to rummage in my storage boxes that house all the china so I decided rather than miss this week I would post a photo of a favorite piece of china that belonged to my grandma Bouchard. 

It hung on her bedroom wall for as long as I knew her and then when it came to my mother she put it on her bedroom wall. So now ta da it is hanging on mine!
I have always thought it was just the prettiest thing with it's naive depiction of courting and flirting. I love the sweet dress and hat on the young lady in the swing although I have to admit the short knickers on the gentleman bring a smile to my face.                              

The back has no markings of any kind so the maker is unknown to me. It is heavy and has 2 small holes that a wire runs through for hanging.
Even though it may not be of any significant monetary value, it is priceless in my heart!

Thanks Terri and Martha for the opportunity to share this with everyone today!


  1. I agree that this plate is priceless in your heart, regardless of its monetary value. It is a sweet depiction of courtship and a link to your grandmother.

  2. What a lovely plate, and such sweet memories it holds for you...thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  3. that this a lovely heirloom! just love treasures passed down. Keeps the loved ones near.
    God Bless<

  4. Hi Tina!

    What an absolutely charming wall plaque! And even sweeter that its now a family heirloom for you! Perhaps your grandfather bought it when he was courting your grandmother :-)
    It reminds me so much of the vintage figurines in the same styling with Victorian couples.
    Thanks so much for sharing your treasure today!

    Hugs and Smiles,


  5. Oh, it is so lovely. I love pieces like that, reminding you of your Grandmother. It is beautiful.

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  7. Hi Tina! How special what a lovely memory.Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. I think we all have treasures close to our hearts. Thank you for sharing yours and have a wonderful week.


  9. A pretty piece with a beautiful story attached! I love how you know where it came from, that you have more than one generation in the story.

  10. Hi Tina, you got such lovely plate, very unique and precious treasure to your heart! thanks for sharing.

  11. What a beautiful plate and a beautiful story that goes with it!!
    I bet it looks stunning on your wall and it brings a smile on your face each time you gaze upon it!!


  12. Hi: This piece is so beautiful. The story behind it is so touching. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  13. Really it's a very special plate with a pretty history
    Having a tea with you has been a pleasure

  14. Hi Tina,
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your pretty plate and the sentiment behind it.
    Jane Maday

  15. Hello Tina- This is a lovely plate (sorry I'm so late). I love when people post about something so dear. Take care.

  16. Oh Goodness! this is so gorgeous! It actually reminds me of a piece that my own grandma has, its of the woman swinging (I swear she looks just like that) but its freestanding...its the girl swinging from the branch.
    Too sweet! My guess is that they are from the 50s or 60s. You dont see treasures like that any more!~

  17. It's a gorgeous plate, and so much more by the fact that it was your grandma's...
    It is a much-loved heirloom of that I'm sure.
    Thank you for sharing it's beauty with us.

  18. Thank you for stopping by today, Tina, and for the sweet words you left for me on my blog. Your thought mean more than I can say.

    Now...i love that amazing plate! I don't have much that belonged to my gramma but the few things I do have I cherish.

    Blessings to you~



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Tina xo