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GRANNY'S DISHES

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


As shared in my Corner Hutch post, my mother recently passed down to me a corner hutch that used to belong to my Aunt Myrtle.  To make a place for the corner hutch this cabinet was moved to the great room and it now holds something very special.



I was so happy when my mother gave me Aunt Myrtle's corner hutch and thrilled beyond measure when she gave me Granny's dishes!  My momma says that grandaddy purchased these dishes from a jewelry store and she was just a little girl when she remembers grandaddy bringing them home to Granny.  I love having family pieces in my home, they bring back memories of special people and wonderful days gone by.


This cabinet is the perfect place for them.  I am glad that this cupboard has glass on all sides and especially like that the cabinet lighting shines through each glass shelf to shine on all of Granny's dishes.


This china was my Granny's best.  I have many wonderful memories of my grandparents and visiting them was one of my fondest childhood memories that I will always cherish.  When the family would gather for meals in their little house, some would sit at the dining room table, some at the kitchen table and a few used trays in the living room.   We shared some amazing meals on Granny's best.  We never thought her home was too small or too cramped.  Those days we realized how thankful we were to have a home and cherished the time we had with family.  The size of home nor the furnishings were our concern, it was the blessing of having each other.  So often I find myself pondering those times, they were so special.  Granny's cooking, served on her pretty dishes, and all of the family together in her little home...it was absolutely PERFECT!  Priceless!








My granny was so sweet, humble and my could she cook!  What was my favorite dish you ask, well dessert of course!  Granny's banana pudding was my favorite and it was yummy!  She made it from scratch and it was cooked, no box pudding here.  Once when asking for another serving of her banana puddin' I mistakenly asked for more puddin' pie.  She got the biggest giggle out of that and it stuck.  She would always smile when speaking about how I loved her puddin' pie!  I sure do miss her.




My grandparents were amazingly sweet and I miss them more than words could ever express.


I feel so blessed to have been given Granny's dishes, thanks so much momma, I will treasure them all of my days! 


Has my Granny's dishes or her puddin' pie brought one of your loved ones to mind?  Please feel free to share your memories, do share...and for Myrtle's Corner hutch post go here.

Love  your sweet comments, you are so kind!

Blessings,
Cindy

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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your special memories..how precious they are.
    I love your dishes and your cabinent and all your sweet memories!
    Yes, this makes me remember sweet days gone by when my childrens grandparents on their fathers side would make a special meal every weekend and we were always welcome...no matter what time or day..warm memories.

    Deborah xoxoxoxo

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  2. Your Granny's dishes are gorgeous, but I know the value to you is in the memories! What a great gift your Momma gave you! And I love the hutch from your Aunt!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  3. I enjoyed reading your post about your grannie and her Puddin' Pie! (too cute) I grew up with my grandmother, and she is the best Southern cook, ever!!! :D She can cook everything, and she is a great baker. She is famous for her strawberry cake.

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  4. These are beautiful!!!! I love the pattern on this china!

    Hugs,

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  5. What lovely memories you are sharing with us today. The hutch is beautiful and the dishes equally so. Recently my Mother gave me her pink glass dishes from her wedding. my parents were marries 49 1/2 years ( my Father [passed away a year an a half ago). Every time I open my buffet to get a china teacup, I see them sitting there and it makes me smile.
    Hugs!

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  6. Hi Cindy,
    I really like where you have put that lovely china cabinet. It's a very beautiful piece of furniture and your granny's dishes in there make it even more beautiful. Her dishes are gorgeous! They would probably be very expensive today, what wonderful memories you have of your granny's house.
    I had a granny who lived in Tulsa, OK near some of the oil refineries. I remember large family get-togethers there when many of my cousins and aunts and uncles would gather there when we made the trip from Canada down to see them all.
    Sweet memories.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Hi Cindy,

    What a wonderful tribute to your grandparents. How special to have your grandmother's china. I was hoping to receive a few pieces of my grandmother's, but she gave them away to the neighbor - oh well. I love the cabinet with the beautiful carved wood.

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  8. What stunning dinnerware! And that hutch is just wonderful too - such a proper place for all those pretties!

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  9. I found your blog thru Cozy Little House. Indeed, how blessed you are to have the hutch AND the dishes!! Both are absolutely beautiful. And having them bring forth those special memories, is all the more beautiful!

    I have my MIL's china, which is displayed in my china cabinet and we use on special occasions and holiday. Both of my girls (and even my DIL, but she's last on the list) are coveting this set and trying to decide what to do is going to be quite the dilemma when the day comes that I am ready to part with them!

    Can't wait to spend time browsing your blog! :)

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  10. You are indeed blessed to inherit those gorgeous dishes! Touching memories. Reminds me of my grandmother. She made banana pudding like that too. Oh how I miss her!

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  11. What beautuful dishes and wonderful memories you have shared with us today.

    I love that your home is filled with items that have a family history. That way you will always be reminded of your loved ones.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  12. Hi Cindy,
    What a sweet and precious gift from your Mom, to have your Grandmothers beautiful china. That is a very lovely cabinet as well, makes a very nice display for that lovely china!! What a blessing full of memories and tradition. I know you are gonna love using it...............

    Blessings hon, Nellie

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  13. I love your beautiful china and all of your pretty things! I stopped by from the Cozy little house...although I've been here before, of course! I love your blog! ♥

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  14. Oh, what a beautiful post. I love hearing you talk about your grandparents. It brought back so many wonderful memories for me. Yes the times we spent with our dear loved ones was so special. You are so blessed. What a treasure you have not only in memories, but now you have your beloved Granny's beautiful dishes. Hugs to you, Karie

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  15. What sweet memories these bring to you! How wonderful that your Mom passed these along for you to have and to love. Hugs- Diana

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  16. What a beautiful memory of your grand mother!! Your grandparents had such kind faces!!

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  17. Lovely dishes and such wonderful memories of your grandparents -- especially your grandmother.

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  18. Your grandmother's tableware is absolutely lovely. I know you will treasure them dearly.


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  19. Cindy,
    I am soooooo glad I came by to visit. I saw your comment on My Romantic Home & thought "She's pretty & sounds really sweet" so I clicked & saw that you live in North Carolina. Yippeee I LOVE N. Carolina. My precious niece lives there. We love Ashville... And then your post touched a soft spot. I LOVE your dishes story. I had my precious Grandmothers "good" dishes too. But, I have 2 sons & 5 grandsons & my cousin has 1 daughter. No one loves dishes better than a girl & family dishes are SPECIAL! So, I kept 2 cup & saucers for memmory sake & with LOVE in my heart... I gave the whole set of Grandmother's "Good" dishes to my cousin & her daughter. Thank you for helping KNOW I made the right choice. But, I will tell you... It was a HARD one. But, I know Grandmother is smiling in HEAVEN.
    Charlene

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  20. Such beautiful dishes and what a lovely cabinet to display them in -- I love pieces that are attached to special pieces and special memories.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  21. What a wonderful family treasure your mom gave to you, and what wonderful memories your grandmother gave you as well. I only had one set of grandparents, but I have many memories of them. I have a pie safe that belonged to them that I treasure. Enjoyed seeing the photo of your grandparents.

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  22. What a sweet and special post about your Grandparents. I must say, your grandfather had great taste in his selection as a gift to you grandmother! Family treasures are wonderful to own and always hold special memories.

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you, the most! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

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  23. I think heirloom dishes are a treasure. I have some from my mother that I just love. Thank you so much for sharing with Open House Party!

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  24. What nice memory piece from your aunt Myrtle and what a blessed gift to have your grandmothers dishes. They are beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  25. So beautiful! I'm sure you have so many treasured memories.

    xo
    Pat

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  26. What a lovely post. Such wonderful memories and beautiful treasures.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a great week!
    -Lynn

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  27. I am so pleased that you have your grandmother's beautiful china! It is truly a treasure and such a gorgeous pattern, too. I have never encountered that pattern while browsing through antique shops. It must be very rare. The cabinet you have displayed the china in could not be more perfect for the sentimental collection.....and the lights really help to show it off!! I feel that your grandparents would be so pleased that you value their possessions. That is all any of us can hope for someday.

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  28. Hi Cindy...

    What a wonderfully sweet post to share with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party! While reading about how very special that your grandparent's were to you...I was reminded of the special love that I have for my grandparent's as well! They are both with the Lord now and I miss them terribly!

    Your granny's china is gorgeous and such a sweet treasure! I have a few of my grandma's dishes and her china hutch in my home. Every time I walk by them...I think of my Grandma and how very blessed I am...to have had her in my life. I'm sure that you feel the same way! I also love that gorgeous cabinet...it really is perfect for displaying your Granny's china! I love the beautiful carvings on the front! Very beautiful! Thank you again, Cindy...for sharing this sweet post with us for the Sunday Favorites party!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  29. Beautiful set! I am not much or a 'rose' or 'floral' patterned china person, your heirloom collection is gorgeous. Reminds me of one that I've seen somewhere...maybe my mom's.


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