Tuesday, May 3, 2011

~sweet memories~

my little cup reminds me of my sweet grandma........these were her everyday dishes.........it's my favourite cup in the whole wide world {i just know grandma would of loved this smore bar too......now you know where i get my sweet tooth}

memory is a way of holding onto the things you love........the things you are.........the things you never want to lose {the wonder years}

61 comments:

i.ikeda said...

Lovely cup and lovely quote (from the wonder years no less!). Your grandma must have been a very sweet woman, who passed it on to a very sweet granddaughter like you.

I was out thrift shopping today and I saw a super romantic, delicate china cup. I instantly thought about you and how you could take the cutest photo of that cup with some yummies spilling over.

Hugs, lady Koralee.

Marianne said...

That is the sweetest cup ... and a lovely, lovely photo. I have some of my Grandmother's things and I treasure each of them. And now I'm a grandma with a little granddaughter. I hope someday she will cherish some of my belongings.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Aw, such a sweet cup. Most of my teacups came from the grandmother I never got a chance to meet. My mother has filled me with her sweet memories of her mother though.
Enjoy your week dear friend :-)

Melanie's Randomness said...

How wonderful that you have your grandma's cup!! Cherish it! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Tereza said...

Your Grandma had some good taste! so happy to know you have such a beautiful piece to remember her by
xo

BeachVintage.com said...

I can see why it was her favourite. I also love the everyday dish idea for vintage china. xx

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

It's a really gorgeous cup! I love old vintage china like that :)
This post is really sweet, I love how the smallest things can hold so many beautiful memories.

La Tea Dah said...

How special to see your Grandma's Cup. This pattern was my mother's wedding china. I have the set now --- and cherish it.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

the cup belonging to your Grandma is very lovely and isn't it wonderful when you have something precious to always remind you of her.
Love the quote too.

Hope that you have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Sil Campschroer said...

That's a sentmimental note, Koralee. The truth.
Everbody consist of memories. Good & bad. I had a wonderful relationchip with my grandma: Fien. She gave me away when I got married. And the sad thing is that she died after a week my dochter was born. I will always carry along sweet memories in my heart&soul. Thanks for sharing this with me. xxx Sil

GardenofDaisies said...

A precious treasure. Both the cup and the memories you have of her. I can see why your Granny liked it. I like cups with lovely flowers on the inside, so as one drinks, the design is revealed.

Squirrelhaus said...

I love your granny cup! I also have a granny cup from my grandmother in Europe and like you it's also my favorite cup in the whole wide world!!
Have a great week!
Chris :o)

Lilybets said...

...beautiful cup,that scents of sweet memories!.

Rubyred said...

Such a sweet cup and how wonderful that you have it! Your Granny was a lady who liked pretty things too then!It must run in the family Koralee!
Have a lovely day!
Rachel x

Maaike said...

I know the feeling, we have grandma's cups too. Oh and the smores... they remind me indeed of the sweet times I had in Canada when I studied there.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Maaike

manon 21 said...

Ravissant...

Belle journée

Manon

Ann said...

That is one lovely cup.

And isn't it heartwarming that even the simple things gives joy when it is associated with someone we hold dear in our hearts ♥

It's me said...

Beautiful post today.....i beware memeories in my heart .....it is full off......love Ria....xxx...

delia hornbook said...

A beautiful picture and a pretty little cup your gran had good taste bless her. Memories are so very lovely and special. Thank you for sharing such a sweet little memory. have a lovely day, dee xx

Eva said...

The cup is wonderful - I would love it too - especially with those meories behind!

have a lovely day and lots of sweet memories...

Eva xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE! Oh, our snow did not last, but we were all at school screaming, NOOOOOOOOOO! But today is rain, so that is BETTER!!! OH PLEASE FLOWERS, COME OUT!!!! And yes dearest, what is up with our fatigue...OH! I KNOW! It is the end of the school year! The children are WILD and they are soooo darling, but LOUD and they just want to chatter and tell me about every thing in their lives, and I just can't listen to 50 chirping voices! So I too am coming home to eat and SLEEP ONLY! And this darn hip of mine; it was really killing me last night. I HAVE TO GET ON THE HORN TODAY and make that appointment. I must get to the bottom of this! I HOPE YOU ARE WELL and let us count down to summer bliss and REST!!!! I need a new set of hips!!!

MUCH LOVE TO YOU PRECIOUS ONE and that cup is DARLING! Anita

Pauline said...

Lovely post, Koralee, wish your blog wasn't so sweet though, lol. Now I'm going to have to try and forget all the yumminess that I've seen here :o)
Blessings
Hugs

Helen Philipps said...

Such a pretty cup, and lovely that it reminds you of your grandmother. I've been reminded of mine this week, by having some pink carnations or 'pinks' around me....the scent takes me right back to childhood and my grandmother's house.
Have a happy week.
Helen x

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Hello Koralee hold the memory with your beautiful cup!x

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, what a darling tea cup. Having thing that are passed down from dear ones are the best treasures we own. They are so linked to sweet memories! I am blessed to have many things from my Nani. NOt one is is valuable in the sense of an heirloom, but they are all priceless to me!
What a sweet post, Koralee!
Yvonne

emily-kallista said...

What a beautiful post! I've been thinking so much about the spot for memories in our hearts lately... back and forth from making you close your eyes and smile, and then making you weep your little eyes out.. But precious each and every one nonetheless... hope you're having a gorgeous week xoxox

Rose said...

Its amazing that some things we own we wouldnt give up or sell for anything in the world!
I have a dinner set my grandma gave me about 3 years ago, she was SO happy to give it to me, now she lives in a high care dementia ward. I know that this dinner set will always be special to me.

Rose

Hoola Tallulah said...

Ah the cup is grand but holy moly that biscuit has me drooling at my desk, not a great look for the office, seriously!

francis said...

I have many happy memories of my grandmother too . I'm called after her Francina Adriana !

From now I visualise there will be some-one taking care of the lost package somewhere on its way . Some-one will help and take care it can find its way to me .
I am very excited and all will be well , has to be ......
Thank you for reminding me of my grandmother !
Wish you lots of beautiful memories .

Lesa said...

memories like this are priceless

Magpie's Mumblings said...

My grandma had those cups too!! I remember her serving sandwiches on the plates that went along with it.

Heidi said...

I'm a granny..lol. I sure don't feel like there's a tea-cup out there that represents me! But that treat your tea-cup is resting on could be me! I alwways love your photos and quotes. Thanks for the frequent lifts!
Hugs, Heidi

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thoughts of Grandma are always the sweetest! ♥

A Casa da Vá said...

Oh there is nothing like a good family memory! Love the quote...

Hugs & kisses from Rio!
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

Martina said...

Sweet picture! I have granny cupe too! My grandma was my best friend, and i miss her a lot! Have a sweet day Koralee!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Your grandmother's teacups remind me of my own nonni's teacups {nonni ~ Italian for g'mother}
I used to help her empty her china closet, wash all her china and place it carefully back. I loved having tea with her... We would have saltines with butter and jelly for our tea treat. I had tea with her almost every day.
Oh what memories you've inspired today!
... They are the simple pleasures of life ...
and as Robert Brault wrote, "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
Have a sweet and simple day!
* x o x o *
~Maria

Michaja said...

It's great to have memories all around us!
My grandfather gave me something very very special that belonged to his father. He is still a live my grandfather but he wanted me to have it already so he gave it at my wedding. So he was sure I got it when he's not there any more.
Sweet dreams
xxx
Michaja

B said...

What a gorgeous way to remember Grandma that you can visit every time you have a cuppa. xoxox

Alessandra said...

So lovely that you treasure you grandma's cup! Yes, I think that she would be very happy!

ciao
Alessandra

Natasha said...

This is beautiful and so very true. Well I know where you get your sweet tooth + your sweetness from my friend :) Your grandma must have been one special lady!
Natasha xo

Susan said...

Dear Koralee,
I do love that precious cup! I am sure I have at least one just like it that I picked up at the thrift shop. I have a soft spot, as you know, for pink roses! I often wonder when I bring home my treasures who they belonged to. Right now they are packed away waiting for me to paint the hutch I removed them from!
Oh, the end of this school year can't come fast enough! I am feeling overwhelmed and need time to catch up on about a billion things! I'm loving the seven darling ducks that hatched earlier this week at school, but they add another dynamic to an already busy class and every student in the school wants to come and hold them so I find myself saying, "Lord, give my strength," more often than ever! Thankfully He answers my prayers and I carry on! I often find myself wishing that I could sit and catch up with you, have a cup of coffee/tea and show you a few pictures, share a few stories...
Just know I find your blog a sweet refreshment and a daily source of joy even when I am unable to comment.
Many blessings!

Privet and Holly said...

What a sweet little
cup....And a dear
reminder of your gran.
Funny how small things
can hold such big memories!
xx Suzanne

Dogwood said...

Sweet photo of that darling China cup and saucer.
You are truly creative at your photo shots.
Yummy...

red ticking said...

love this... i have one from my grams too... such amazing memories... and now i want a bite of that ice cream sandwich!!! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dear....I just left you this HUGE comment and it got eaten UP!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

O.K., there goes....Oh dearest, I am thrilled to know that YOU had a great day yesterday and that you are going to have an MRI to get to the bottom of this!!!!!! CHOCOLATE helps too, doesn't it??? I am eating a bit of it right now in my cereal and yogurt with RASPBERRIES!!!! YES! Cocoa powder actually!

I am going in on MONDAY, FINALLY to see the doc about these daily hip joint pains. IT IS NOT A BAD PAIN, and I actually feel better when I exercise. I did my lunges and squats in my home gym yesterday and NO PAIN...but when I sit it is there....WE SHALL SEE!

My dearest, thank you for your friendship and support; you Canadian friends are SUPER!!!

MUCH LOVE ET GROSSES BISES, Anita

Alisa said...

How lovely!

Kris said...

I love memories! That cup is so precious!

Vintage Home said...

oh memories ...the sweet smell of a pale pink rose reminds me of a home we lived in when I was little...funny...
p.s. Koralee I have more of that set if you are interested! I love it too so its fine here, but I do have a cream & sugar!
take Care ......Colleen

Barbara said...

It's dear, Koralee. I know how much you must treasure it.

Lynn said...

Your grandma must have been very special! Mine lived to age 90 and was a big influence on me. Thanks for sharing your treasured memories with us.

Sewn With Grace said...

Love your precious granny cup! (and the treat underneath it!) Have a wonderful day!

Gloria said...

Dear Koralee,

Oh, that cup is my favorite too (and I don't even own it)!!! I am so glad you have this precious teacup to remember your sweet grandma by. My grandma (my dad's mom) told me every time she talked to me (in her later years) that she was going to pass down all of the things in her small china cabinet to me. She said, "Because you are the one I know who would appreciate and take care of these like I did." That was such a sweet compliment to me. Mainly because I felt these were the nearest and dearest things to her heart (out of the earthly things she owned). A bit of grandma love to remember her by.
I love that quote...it goes perfect with your lovely cup!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to update me about your back progress. I am continuing to pray for your full recovery, sweet friend. Sorry it is giving you such problems.

I hope your Mother's Day is full of beautiful memories that you will always remember!

xoxo...Gloria

pollydove said...

oh what a precious little tea cup! i get my sweet tooth from my grandmother too. :)

i love that quote too ... xoxox

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Your cup is the sweetest. I love memories and holding on to them. It's who we are.

m.e (Cathie) said...

such sweet memories Koralee, such a beautiful post.
i read something yesterday that reminded me of my dad, I smiled when I thought about him and shed a tear aswell.
memories are a wonderful thing to keep us going and smiling.
i hope you create many fabulous memories sweet Koralee ♥

tales from an oc cottage said...

Well, I just love your grandma...and her impeccable taste! My sisters and I got our love/obsession with vintage china from our great grandma...tough-as-nails-WWII-Rosie-the-Riveter...with a weakness for pink and pretty teacups! ;}

m ^..^

michelle said...

What a beautiful little tea cup Koralee, how special that it was your grandmas. I love your saying about memories.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day sweet friend. :)
XO

By the Bluegrass said...

Ahhh, how did I miss this sweet post? You are so lucky to have such lovely memories of your grandmother. Unfortunately, I don't have any memories of mine. But, I do have wonderful memories of my two aunts. I spent lots of time with them when I was little.
And, hello! That s'more bar.....oh my goodness. Yep, I've got the sweet tooth too. I always envy those who could care less about sweets. I can barely control myself on a daily basis.
xo,
Sena

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My heart is full of memories today. My first Mother's Day without my mom is bittersweet...but thankfully, the memory cup is very full.

theUngourmet said...

I have a couple of my grandma's
teacups. They make me smile. ;)

Such a sweet photo!

xo Kim