Friday, August 3, 2012

Pink Saturday .... Nostalgia

Happy Pink Saturday !    Going to share a sweet gift I received while on a shopping trip. I believe that I am blessed to find little sumpin's every once in a while, I call them little gifts from my heavenly Father and I am always delighted.  
Let me first tell you that I have no memories of my Mama Rosa, my mama's mama. I have a picture of her holding me in her lap, I think I might have been 3 months old.  My mama had kept five plates that were her mama's, how she managed it with all the moving we did is amazing to me.  When she passed, my sister, who has two daughters, took three of the plates and I took two.   I have had one hanging on the wall in my kitchen ever since, the other put away since odd numbered arrangements are more pleasing. I have always hoped to find something to put with the two plates so I could make a nice grouping.
This is Mama Rosa's plate.  I love everything about it from the shape, the raised pattern on the edges, the creamy background color to the pink and yellow roses and the hint of lavender. My Mama Rosa was a shabby cottage girl !!!
This is the sweet gift I found, I think it is going to be perfect between the two plates I have.  It is a little bit larger than Mama Rosa's plates but the shape is very similar, as is the embossing and the colors.  I have been looking for years and years and then ... there it was and with a birdhouse and little bird (trust me it's there) and I do love decorating with birds, nests, birdhouses etc and it was only $3.00.  I felt so blessed and was sooo happy to find it.
   Thank you for visiting me, I really enjoy your comments and always try to return the visit.   Please visit  Beverly  for a lot more wonderful pinks.  And have a wonderful Pink Saturday.  (())  Now ya'll beee sweet and come back. 


Creative Wings Boutique said...

those are yummy...i luv vintage plates...hugs

Connie said...

Happy pink saturday, sweetpea! Love ya....

LV said...

You are very fortunate to have one of your loved ones plates. Definitely a family treasure.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Francie, your plates are just so very pretty! How wonderful you found the birdhouse plate to hang with the others. I am thrilled for you.
I remember both my grandmothers but one passed way too young! I was especially close to her. I have an old recipe book of hers, and the only doll she ever owned which she left to me.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful plates and for stopping by. It's always lovely to hear from you. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


Anonymous said...

That is so incredibly awesome! The event and the plate. Both plates are adorable. I'd be partial to both easily! Glad you got that blessing . . . and shared it. I'm very often amazed what Jehovah God does in our lives that is so incredibly small but wonderful. Yet, it's not really small at all, is it? Enjoyed my visit. Happy Pink Saturday! Jenn

CailinMarie said...

I so love the story of Mama Rosa's plates. How wonderful that they survived all your mother's moving and now you have two. THis little plate you found will look so nice with Mama Rosa's plates.
enjoy Pink Saturday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful plates!! They will look lovely together!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Rostrose said...

Hi Francie, oh I am sure this plate is PERFECT for a nice grouping! A wonderful story and a wonderful find!
Hugs from Austria, Traude
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Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi Francie, you are sentimental and I love that about you. So am I. I have plates from my grandmothers and adore them because they were theirs, plus they are pretty. I love the sweet square plate so much. I too love birds and have a lot of them. I think we are much alike. Smile.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Jeanne

PS: I am sorry I didn't get to visit you on Beverly's birthday post. We had 11 people (grands and children) here. Today peace and quiet at last. I miss them though. xoxoxo

eJoops said...

How lovely!

My PINK, your comment is always highly appreciated! Have a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! I am playing catch up with Pink Saturday, didn't want to miss all the beautiful entries this week.

Your comment makes me happy.
Have a blessed Sunday.


RobinfromCA said...

The plates go perfectly together and what a treat to have something from your great grandmother to hang on your wall!
Have a lovely weekend,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I bet Mama Rosa was shopping with you! It looks the same from here! How fun!

Oh, you are so right about the Victoria magazines, they were the best!!