Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fiesta Ware

Hi it's Show and Tell at Kelli's House. Please go visit her and see all the fun things friends are showing today!

Today I'd like to show you my juice cups. I drank out of these at Grandma's house when I was a child.

This is a picture of my Grandma. She didn't like having her picture taken very often, and would rather show only her left side. She had a stroke at about the age of 55, which left her right side paralyzed, and her face disfigured. She was a kind and patient lady; godly and sweet. Some day I'll see her again and she will have a perfect face; pretty and able to smile at me.
Sometime before Grandma died she asked if I'd like to have something from her home. I felt sad to think about losing her, but she said she wanted to make sure that I got something that meant a lot to me. I mentioned those juice cups and drinking out of them at breakfast time. She was so glad to give them to me. I cherish these and remember her for them. She told me to go up to her attic and get the pitcher that went with them, which I didn't know existed.
I was happy to find out that a pitcher came with the cups, but thrilled for those cute cups. I am happy to have the whole set. I'm glad you could see my Fiesta cups and pitcher. Have a pleasant day ~ Kathi "Lord, You have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure." Psalm 16:5


Jan Parrish said...

Really cool glasses!

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh how lovely they are and how very special because of who's they were and your memories of them. Also enjoyed seeing the lovely picture of your grandmother. Yes, you will see her smile!!! What wonderful hope we have.

Kim said...

I too have a few wonderful keepsakes from my grandmother. One is a picture that hangs over our kitchen table of the Pilgrims during their first winter in America. My entire childhood the picture always looked over us above her kitchen table and since receiving it I have always kept mine in the same place. My son has recently begun to ask me about it, since it has a very different feel from most of the pictures we have hung in our home. He loves to hear the history of it and know that someday it will be passed to him.

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely amazing! Wow....I would have grabbed them also, they have such a strong connection for you and your grandmother.

Happy Show n Telling ---
Happy Friday.

Dawn said...

Hi - it is nice to meet you. I LOVE the juice glasses and especially the pitcher - sounds like my grandma, keeping something unused because it was too "special." Those are probably worth a fortune today.

Pea is a blog friend with a very large readership - she lives in Ontario and would love to share fairy stories with you. Her site is http://peascorner.blogspot.com/. She is a great blog friend. I mentioned her to Kelli in my comment because of her little fairy decoration that she shared this week. Pea even created a faerie (Canadian spelling) garden last summer and is anxious to get it going again this year, if it ever warms up enough!

Please come back and visit any time.

Jerri junque said...

These are so nice and to be grandmaws makes them a treasure. Don't you think of her each time they are used. It is good to remember,

A Hint of Home said...

Those remind me of the colors my mom had of metal glasses we drank out of.
Love those memories.

Brenda said...

Oh I just love them.I wished I had thing from my dads side of the family. I think they were poor farmers though. We lived away and the ones that lives close went in and got most all of it.
You have a real treasure.

Liz said...

What a touching story, and what great treasures! I think I may call my grandma today. :)

luvmy4sons said...

Oh, I love those old looking glasses and pitcher. I doubt they would last long at my house. We go thruogh glasses like water through a sieve! LOL! Beautiful story!

Sharon said...

Oh, sweet grandma Margaret. I loved her so much. She was just the sweetest lady, so kind and gentle and gracious, but boy, did she have a hardy laugh! I love that Fiestaware! I have always admired it and am a little jelous that I didn't get it! That's okay, I have many sweet memories of grandma and grandpa in my heart and I do have a few treasures from her too. I am glad the you have it and that you treasure it so!

Love ya! Sharon

Constance said...

How wonderful! I loved the story you shared with your juice cups. My Great Granny had cups but they weren't the Fiesta ware (which I love). Hers were the old metallic kind. What a perfect Scripture to end with!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh, Kathi!

What a meaningful set of treasures. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Your Fiesta set is highly collectibel and so pretty. I remember drinking out of those glasses at my aunt's place when we had lunch. I'm so glad your grandmother gave them to you and the pitcher is a plus.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on the picture of Dad in his uniform.

Have a great weekend.

Simply Heart And Home said...


What a lovely woman your grandmother must have been. Bless her heart. What a blessing and comfort to know that you will see her again one day! :)

I love the colors of your juice cups and pitcher. Fiesta has such rich colors.

Thank you for sharing them with us.


Deb said...

Hi Kathi, lovely post, and lovely things and what makes them so special are the memories attached. Deb

Jean said...

What a wonderful set! I love Fiesta and being your Grandma's makes it a true treasure!

Kelli said...

What a sweet Grandma you had and the glasses are beautiful keepsakes of your special memories together!

Daughter of the King said...

The Fiestaware keepsakes are wonderful. I too would think they are a grand thing to have.

Sondra said...

OH, I really love those cups and the pitcher. The colors are great. I too got something special from my grandmothers house when she passed. I think I will show it next week on Show and Tell. You have inspired me to do so :)

Wanita said...

Your glasses and pitcher are so beautiful.

I can tell your grandmother was special to you. How wonderful to know that you will see her someday in heaven.

Have a wonderful weekend.

MammyT said...

beautiful. I did not know the Fiesta Ware included those.
Saw a salt and pepper shaker (fiesta) the other day at a resale store. I may get them for my collection.

marion said...

What a wonderful memory of your grandmother!
I "happened" by your blog....it's great! I do hope you'll come on over to mine sometime for a visit!
Take care
Nova Scotia

Rebecca said...

Oh, I love Fiesta Ware. How special that they were your grandmother's. Thanks for visiting me today!!

Brenna said...

I love the colors!

Jewelgirl said...

I love the Fiesta ware, I love the
colors. It is wonderful you have
a lovely keepsake from your dear
grandmother, it makes the glasses
that much more precious to you !

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Ok, where's the kleenex?? That was such a sweet story. I have tears in my eyes. What a treasure to have the cups you drank out of at your grandma's house. And you even have the pitcher to match.
Hugs, Terrie

A Pretty Home said...

I love looking at everyones show and tell. Very nice.
I changed my blog address last night..its now

candy :)

Nora Lee said...

Such wonderful memories. I too have found memories of special everyday dishes we used for our meals. My daughter who is getting married next month chose the same pattern for her everyday dishes.

Thanks for sharing.


cookie said...

Hi Kathi,
Your grandmother's juice set is beautiful. I enjoyed reading your story and after looking at the picture of her could almost see the two or you talking as you made your selection. She must have been such a wonderful lady.
I love the colors in the set and find it interesting. She must have been very cheerful because the set looks cheerful and kind.

Thanks so much for sharing something so special and personal with us today.


Muum said...

What a nice set, and with such great memories. Thanks for visiting my blog last week!

The Apron Queen said...

Oh! these are the best. What memories. Make sure to pass on to one of those teens of yours. When our oldest biy left home- no lie, our grocery bill was practically cut in half! :D

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jennifer said...

Just lovely! Such pretty colors.

The sentimental value to you is just huge I'm sure.

Be blessed.



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