Friday, April 18, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to my blog! I ran across Kelli's
Kelli's House and thought that this sounded like fun! For my first Show & Tell Friday, I'd like to show you some of my most prized possessions, ones that I inherited from the ladies on my Mom's side of my family.

My Aunt Catherine married an Army man, Uncle Ken, and they were stationed in Germany after WWII. Aunt Catherine sent home the following Dresden Figurines. First, my Mom got this cute set of ballerina's, sorry for the reflection, I am too tired to get them out of my China Cabinet.

These lovely ladies were my Aunt Jeanne's.

And finally, this gorgeous figurine was my Gramma's. When Gramma and Aunt Jeanne moved to Florida, they left these with my Mom. When Mom died in 1981, I kept them and have tried to take good care of them. I just love looking at them and remember dusting them every week to keep the lace clean...


Hootin' Anni said...

I LOVE figurines...they all can so tell a story, can't they? These are terrific.

My show n tell is shared....come on over.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Dresden is so lovely. I have 2 Dresden angels. Your figurines are charming! And you have such memories to go with them.

Thank you for sharing them.

Constance said...

I'm always amazed when I see these types of Dresden figurines, how they were able to fire them without destroying the actual lace? Welcome to S&T and thanks for sharing your treasures with us. I love keeping my stuff behind glass, sure cuts down on the dust!

The Apron Queen said...

What beautiful figurines. I always love visiting you.

My show & tell is up... vintage bling bling! Do stop by. I love the company.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Char said...

Beautiful figurines. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Connie Marie said...

Wow, how cool to have so many things from the past. My family are people that didn't keep things like this! I wish they did but they didn't. So I am sadly lacking in heirlooms.

I enjoyed your first show and tell, isn't this fun? I don't participate every friday but I come and go. Welcome!

cookie said...

these remind me of my Mother. They are lovely.


Jean said...

Wonderful figurines! Nothing is more special than family treasures!

Barbara H. said...

What beautiful figurines! I love the old fashionedness of them.

Jewelgirl said...

These figurines are so detailed
and lovely. They are wonderful
family treasures!

Kathy said...

Your Dresden figurines are just gorgeous...I love them!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh they are so pretty and wow so delicate too. It is amazing.
What a treasure to have.
I am glad you found us over at the Show and Tell it is a lot of fun.
I didn't post till Sat. because of lots going on but I am there now.
Come and visit. Nice meetin' you see you Friday if not before.
Blessings, Sherry

Kelli said...

Welcome to show and tell Friday! Your figurines are precious...I love the ballerinas!