Most regular readers will recall my mother passed away on August 17th of this year. Last Saturday, October 11th, would have been her 93rd birthday. She loved dishes and nick-knacks, and had a lot of them. Before moving to her assisted living apartment, she hired a company to have an estate sale to sell most of her things. Only favorite items came to the apartment. I 'inherited' her love for dishes, so when she moved she gave me almost all of her pink Depression glass collection, keeping only a few pieces for herself. Upon her passing, it was my responsibility to clean out her apartment. Since I have many dishes of my own, I only kept a few of her things that I especially wanted as keepsakes. I'm sharing them today in her memory.
I definitely wanted her teapots and teacups. I bought her the Department 56 "Piggy" teapot several years ago from the defunct Crowley Milner Department Store. She always sat on top of my mom's stove for decoration.
~ Love this white Johnson Brothers, English-made Teapot ~
The Victorian lady teapot has a Lipper & Mans sticker on the bottom [Japan]. Originally it was a musical teapot, but the music box no longer works. She will look pretty sitting on one of the built-in shelves in my living room when the project is completed. The photos make her look gray, but she's light blue.
~ Japanese-made Footed Teacups ~
~ The pink rooster always sat on the dining room table filled with candy. ~
~ Lefton Head Vase ~
~ Porcelain Pansy Ring ~
~ Musical Figurines - Japan ~
Lastly is a plate that was my paternal grandmother's. She received it for a wedding present. It too was in the things I brought from my mom's apartment. I treasure it.