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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vintage Thursday: More Lovely Memories

This little silver cup (with most of the silver gone) was my grandfather's. His name was Ludwig Lytjen. I suspect it was a baby cup, although it could also have been a shaving mug. It was a very fancy little cup, no matter what it was used for, and has his initials L.L. engraved on the side. He was born in Denmark and died in Berkeley, CA. ( in 1922, at the age of 30) when my mom was 5 years old.
This small cut crystal pitcher was my grandmothers. Mom didn't use it too much unless we had a very big fancy dinner, like Christmas, and then she would bring it out for cream, with our coffee, after the big meal..., and always a delicious dessert. Later, when Mom got too old to fix the big amazing dinners, I remember it being used for small bunches of fresh flowers, and dried roses. These roses are dried "double delight" rose buds that I brought her (from my garden)a few years ago.
As far back as I can remember Mom wore these bracelets. They were the beautiful "dress up and have a party" ones..., the "lets go to the Opera" ones. Lucite and rhinestones..., beautiful memories.

Thank you Colorado Lady for hosting Vintage Thingie Thursdays. I have enjoyed showing everyone Mom's beautiful memories.
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15 comments:

Postcardy said...

It's nice that you have some thingies to remember old family members

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful treasures that belonged to your mom, the bracelets are just lovely...and I adore that cute little pitcher. It is great you have these family treasures, and your pictures of them displayed are really nice!

Have a great Weekend and a wonderful VTT!

one gal's trash said...

Hi and happy VTT! What lovely mementos. I especially like the silver cup. I have an old silver napkin holder that was a baby gift to my dad. Such a treasure!
Pam

viridian said...

Lovely items. Thanks for sharing, and happy VTT.

Kathi Fly said...

Oh, I like your "collage" photos. How neat! The cup is a real treasure. Love the cut glass creamer. It looks so pretty with the light hitting the cut glass.

grace said...

beautiful treasures, thank you for sharing

~~Carol~~ said...

Wonderful things with wonderful memories attached! Those bracelets are absolutely gorgeous! And so is the crystal pitcher. I can imagine it would make a big impression, no matter what was in it! Lovely silver cup too!
Happy VTT!

jojo said...

What a blessing it is indeed to have such beautiful memories and treasures to tuck away and save for special moments.

Debbie said...

Such fun family items to have.

Roslyn said...

Sweet, memories & you can wear them when you "go to town". A piece of you Mom.. to hold close on your arm.
Hugs

Ulla said...

Things from the family are the best, they come with memories of the original owners. The little crystal pitcher is so sweet, just perfect for the first spring flowers, too.

Madeline's Album said...

What great and lovely items to have as keepsakes. I really like the cut glass pitcher and the braclets. Have a great day.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh I LOVE the silver cup. My dad DID have a shaving mug that was silver, it had a little "tray" that fit down in the top to hold the shaving soap.

I remember him using it all the time when I was a little girl BEFORE he got his first electric razor.

SueLovesCherries said...

Gorgeous family treasure! So glad you have them!

Eve said...

These are such beautiful, special things.