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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:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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

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  4. Lovely items. Thanks for sharing, and happy VTT.

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  5. 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.

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  6. beautiful treasures, thank you for sharing

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. Such fun family items to have.

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. Gorgeous family treasure! So glad you have them!

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  15. These are such beautiful, special things.

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