Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Grandma's Plates

Nondescript plates.
Obviously well used for many years.
Discolored by years of delicious hot meals being served on them.

After visiting Corey's blog, in which she described having found an old 18th century plate at a flea market, a flood of memories came rushing in ... about these plates. They were my grandma's plates. Only two of them, and certainly not her prettiest plates either. They were the best plates in the house, she's say! Why? Because they were special. They had been her own mother's first ... and now they are mine. Some would think they were not valuable... maybe even worthless. Not to me. They are valuable because of their history. Because I remember them on grandma's table.

If only plates could talk...

If they could ... what would they say to me?
If I could ask them any question I wanted to, what would I want to know?

I know what I'd want to know ... I'd want to know about every happy meal when they were used, and I know there were many. My grandparents were happy people... a happy couple. Grandpa incessantly teased grandma. Her middle name was Mae... so he called her "Zella Mae, ... or Zella may not. Because sometimes she will, and sometimes she will not!" My sister and I laughed and laughed over that one... all while eating corn straight out of her garden. Often, they were the ears we had shucked just before dinner.

I know there were so many happy meals for these plates, and I'd love to hear about them all.
One day I'll pass them on to my Sophia... AFTER I've served her many happy meals on them!


  1. What a gorgeous color;I'm on the look out for this color always....so serene and such a lovely plain canvas to decorate around. These though have more meaning to them and make them all the more treasured.Happy Meals!

    Hugs Annabelle

    P.S. Making a small avatar for you now and then I will post a few custom banners on Etsy along with your very own{reserved}...you can purchase the banner there Vicki.

  2. Beautiful banner Vicki from Annabelle...isn't she just fabulous!!! I too have some plates from my Grandma...this post makes me feel how really special they are. Enjoy the time with your Sophie!!! Dzintra XX

  3. Hi Vicki,
    I too am not so knowledge with computers but when I had checked it out on your Scribe Template it is the white background box of that particular Template that you see.
    I will see if it can be removed in its HTML and will get back to you as soon as I can thru your blog…you can still hook up where you’re going right? I know you wouldn’t be spending your time online but just to check back I may have an answer before next Wednesday. Also have you received your avatar….don’t have to use it; it is just there if you want it .It does need some color elements I believe so I will be fixing it anyway.

    Take care,have a fun week with your family.

    Hugs Annabelle

  4. Your banner is really nice!
    You know, I have one green...light green plate of the exact same style that I have carried around with me for many years. The shape is simple, but really elegant. It must be a great pleasure for you to have such a lovely heirloom residing in your home........