Friday, August 27, 2010

Show and Tell Friday - Mother's cream pitcher

Spode/Copeland Creamer

This little cream pitcher has shaped my love of ceramics probably more than anything my mother ever gave me. Poor little pitcher had a broken "arm" and Mother patched it up with a glue that has yellowed with time. The bottom of the pitcher

reads "Copeland - Spode - England".
Mother tucked a little note inside the creamer that reads,
July, 2002
Dear Karen - Spode later became Copeland. "Brown transfer of a farm scene." Is one of 3 pcs. I only have this one --
Wedding gift from Bobby and Camille.
Love, Mother

I know this little pitcher is the basis for my love of
MacKenzie-Childs, MacLachlan pattern. This little salad plate alone is $145... a reason why I have none of it!
But wouldn't my little pitcher look sweet with a grouping of this pattern??

I should find a daisy and start picking the petals. "Shall I; shall I not?"

I cannot publish a picture that includes the books to the right of my little pitcher without mentioning that these are three of my parents' books.
The red book is my mother's book that is filled with interview of
decendents of early Italian settlers in the Brazos Bottom in Texas.
The white book is her written history of our family and
their adventure coming to America.
The black book is my father's which records the history and stories
of the Seventh Armored Division during WWII.
I so miss my parents!

I am linking the posting to
My Romantic Home
Show and Tell Friday


Celestial Charms said...

Such a lovely post Karen. How thoughtful that your Mom put that note inside. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy said...

You are so lucky to have had a Mom that was so thoughtful, just love your posts

Theresa said...

What a sweet pitcher and note! I love hand-written notes that can be treasured FOREVER thru the generations!

Enjoy your day my sweet friend!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh sweet Karen, what a lovely pitcher and that note from your dear mother brought tears to my eyes. You are blessed to have this beautiful pitcher and that special note from her. What a heartfelt post.


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Karen you have some wonderful treasures from your parents.
Both of mine are gone too..

Olivia~ said...

This is so sweet! What a darling post!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a sweet little pitcher and I can tell it means a lot to you.

Parsley said...

Just stopping in to visit a sorority sister.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What wonderful treasures to have! Thanks for sharing.

Tricia Rose said...

How wonderful that they wrote down their histories for their descendants! I often wonder about the forebears I have just scattered stories of, especially down the female line, such an intimate connection, and yet we can know so little of what was important to them.

Your cream jug is just lovely, and so is the note your mother put inside.

LDH said...

A very sweet pitcher and so special that it is from your mother! Sweet note too! I have perused several of your posts and enjoyed them... especially the one with your little granddaughter beginning school! She's a cutie!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I love Spode china. The note from your Mom was so sweet...shows that pitcher meant a lot to her that she took the time to try and patch up the little handle. Lovely post.

Julie Harward said...

What a blessing to have these treasures from your sweet! :D

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