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Friday, February 15, 2013

A Favorite Thing Saturday

The weeks just fly by. It's time for favorite Saturday again. This week I'm showing my favorite hand painted plate. This plate was a wedding gift to my grand parents. It is dated 1905 and the name Flo, I think. The name and date are in the darker green on the lower right hand side. The only thing on the back is France. I have been told that in the 1900's women did a lot of hand painting on dishes. I've always thought that maybe  a friend of my grandma's painted this and gave it to her on her wedding day. Or maybe not. We'll never know. It was my mom's, after grandma died,  and when mom started growing old, she gave it to me. She said that she would enjoy it more seeing my pleasure while it hung on my wall. I do love this plate. It hangs in our dining room. There are roses in the valances at the windows and the colors of the plate are perfect for this room. I've always worried about it being knocked off the wall by some little person. It's in a place where few people go.I have many other hand painted dishes, but this is my favorite.
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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That is a lovely hand painted plate.

Have a nice weekend.


Babajeza said...

This plate is wonderful! May god-mother used to paint dishes. Maybe one day I will inherit a plate she made as my mother has got one of hers. Have a nice weekend. Regula

Barbee' said...

That is a beauty! Thank you for sharing.

County Line Road said...

What a fun Blog!

Jan said...

Really pretty! I'm not sure what I'd share on a favourite thing post... You've got me thinking...! Jx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your plate is precious Balisha. and all the more so because of the wonderful story behind it.
Thank you for visiting me today!

Shane ♥

Susy said...

Hi Balisha ~ your plate is really a beauty, especially since its an heirloom. Family pieces always mean the most, don't they. I have plates hanging in my dining room, and because I live in earthquake country I stick everything down with Quakehold, so they don't bounce off the wall! If you can't find that, try floral designer gum ~ you'll feel better (**

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Gorgeous plate. Thank you for sharing.

debra @ homespun said...

My goodness that is beautiful...the painter had quite a talent!

Balisha said...

Every week I have thought about sharing this plate. I always forget it. I hope you all enjoyed it. Susy...I'll use some of that designer gum. I have just visited a lot of your posts and found so many wonderful things to look at. It makes Saturday and Sunday too....special.

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

What a beautiful plate! I just love the colors and the roses. So pretty! ~Angela~

Margie's Musings said...

How neat, Balisha! It's lovely!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Balisha,
Oh...How lovely. What an incredible family heirloom. I am in awe of the beautiful hand painting.
thank you for your thoughtful comment on my Valentine's post, my friend.
Carolynn xoxo

Claudia said...

I love hand painted china. That plate is beautiful, Balisha, and made even more so by it's history in your family.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such a beautiful plate! How wonderful that it was your grandmothers and mothers before you.

Happy weekend to you!

judemiller1 said...

That is so beautiful--don't see things like that anymore. I so love the beautiful glassware that was my gg grandma's and grandma's.