Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's Summer Sunday and I Solved A Silver Mystery!

Jean's Silver Tablesescape
September 25, 1954

I just wrote about Jean a couple of days ago, so if you missed my posting and
are a bit curious about Jean, please go back to my posting on Thursday.

Jean loved to use her silver. This table was set for the small wedding of
my aunt and uncle.

This evening as I looked at this picture which came from an old slide of my father's, I enlarged the picture to see what was in the hutch.

You may need to put your glasses on, but if you look at the picture below
and focus on the hutch, look on the bottom shelf at the white round plate.
Just in front and a little to the right of that is a set of salt and pepper shakers.
I am sure they are lusterware.
AND they are on my family room shelf with the rest of my lusterware and with a tiny sticky note
on them and in my mother's handwriting it just states, "Old!"
Okay... "old" but I had wondered for quite some time
whose "old" S&P shakers these were.
They were Jean's!
Mystery solved tonight.

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Julie Harward said...

Very cool...I love old family mystery's that get solved! I bet that made you happy! :D

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

THAT is just so find out who in the family those belonged to. I also enlarged the photo and they are plainly there. GOOD for you! What a nice feeling that must have been to find them...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is a neat story Karen!
So cool that you solved the mystery. Love the pretty pieces!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty S&P, I love lustreware-enjoy!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Karen! How fun that you solved teh mystery! And such a gorgeous set of S&P shakers! Note to self: start putting notes on my stuff for daughter. lol I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Theresa said...

They are beautiful and YES that is them in the hutch! I zoomed in to see:) Have a blessed Sunday my friend! BIG HUGS!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a gal Jean was! I LOVE lusterware and your (formerly Jean's) S&P is stunning! My hubby is into genelolgy and loves a great family mystery...throw in something antique/vintage and you've got my attention too!

Happy August!!


Rita said...

Don't you love solving mysteries? I know you will be enjoy your find! Have a good weekend.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful S&P shakers. It means so much to have items that shared a life with other loved ones. Thanks for sharing.

Average Girl said...

You would made an awesome detective!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How cool is that to solve the mystery. You do have a keen eye. Isn't it wonderful to know whose treasures you have. Love that you have the question solved. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

Oh, very beautiful! Love family treasures. Thanks for stopping by.

From the Kitchen said...

What fun to solve a mystery like that. I've been pouring over old photos trying to sort them out and get them to where they should be. It is slow going because I have to pause with each one and "visit" the photo.


The Tablescaper said...

They are lovely. A beautiful shape a such mellow colors. How neat to solve the mystery.

Thanks so much for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

Kathy said...

Karen I have just spent a great deal of time catching up on your summer fun with the kids/grandkids and relatives...what a beautiful nice family you have. I really enjoyed my time with you all.