Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pink Saturday - Floral Plate

People! Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Putting out for Presentation.

Today, I want to show you another treasure that my mother left me. There are no markings on the back of this plate. I remember that Mama used it to serve cookies for company.

When I was about five years old, my mother placed some cookies on this plate, and allowed me to take it into the living room where some special ladies were visiting. She was going to follow with coffee.

I was so proud that she entrusted me with this task that I shook a bit. The plate tipped, and all the cookies began to slide off! I did exactly as I had been taught. Mama stepped around the corner of the room to see her daughter carefully picking up the cookies one by one and blowing off first the tops and then--because this was Special Company--the bottoms, before I placed each one back on the plate!


I keep this plate in my china cabinet on display. I don't think I've ever used it. And it seems that as time passes, I'm less reluctant to put it to any functional use; I prefer its aesthetic purpose.

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59 comments:

~♥~ Monica S said...

Aaw.. I could picture you as that little girl trying so hard to get hose cookies to the table... It's not as easy as it sounds with a plate like that!
IT IS GORGIOUS THOUGH!

Monica

Judith said...

hahaha what a delightful story - it funny itsn't the things that we remember from our childhood. The plate is gorgeous and comes with priceless memories. Take care, Judith

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely plate, and a great memory!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally. I think Peter Piper must love this post.

And, I love the plate from your mother. Thank you for sharing your special memory with us.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

LOL!! I love that memory! You sure cleaned those cookies up good!

ellen b said...

That's such a cute story Sally and the plate is beautiful! Happy Pink memories to you!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

It is great you still have this beautiful plate around!

~ Gabriela ~

vintagewindow said...

Hi Sally, What a wonderful memory and beautiful plate.

Happy PS

Kris

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful plate...wonderful story! Have a good weekend!

judicreations said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sally
*smiling* Your story makes me smile and I can just imagine the whole scene.
That is a very precious piece and I can imagine you prefer not to use it. On the other hand I would be so tempted to use it because it IS so beautiful and I'd want to share that. It must make you think of the story everytime you look at it. Sweet.
Judi

Lady Lynn's Boutique said...

Great story and lovely plate! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! and what a great story. and the plate is pretty! do you have any more cookies? hehehehehe ;-) have a great weekend!
xo
fitty

tammy said...

Cute story. Love the plate.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
What a beautiful treasure! Wonderful story too. Thanks a bunch for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Barbara H. said...

That is a beautiful plate, and what a cute story!

Linda C said...

Very pretty! I have one almost like this and I love it. Like you I mostly display safely in my curio cabinet with it's matching 2-tiered candy dish.

Linda C

Bridget said...

What a precious memory and a lovely treasure. I'll remember your trick next time I drop a cookie. lol

White Iris Designs said...

Yep...it's a keeper for sure. What a treasure from your mother!

salmagundi said...

It's enough to just remember the fond memories. Just enjoy looking at the plate. Sally

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Sally.. How pretty. Having some things like that from your mother is SO neat. I have some little things from my mother also--but not a plate like that one. How beautiful.
Hugs,
Betsy

LvPoohBr2 said...

That is the funniest story! LOL I love it!! The plate is beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cathy said...

A sweet story and beautiful plate, Sally ~

Claudie said...

Happy PS Sally
I remember doing the same, but the dish I was carrying was not as pretty as yours.
See you Monday yahooo
Claudie

g said...

What a beautiful plate, and what a funny story! I can just see you doing that! Have a great Pink Saturday!

The Bliss Journey said...

The plate is beautiful. The 5 second rule always applies,
Kathleen

Charli and me said...

LOL I loved your story. You have a lovely plate. It looks so delicate and pretty. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

imjacobsmom said...

What a sweet memory, I can just picture it. Your plate is so pretty, too. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Dawn said...

What a beautiful plate and such a cute story. The five second rule must have been around for a long time. LOL!

take care,
Dawn

Diane said...

Awww, such a precious story! The plate's beautiful & love the shape of it. ♥

Stephanie said...

I love this dish...and the story is so touching!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

P.S.. cool teapot!

Joy said...

What a beautiful plate and such cherished memories.

char72 said...

What a cute story. And the plat is so pretty. I love it.
Thanks for the compliment of my doll dress. Yes, I did make dresses for my daughter when she was little. I made dresses for my mother about that same time. My mother sewed for me when I was young and then when I learned how she just about quit sewing. I have a picture of me and her with dresses I made for both of us on Mother's Day back in the 60s. Maybe I'll feature that picture for Mother's Day.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Charlotte

char72 said...

I see I left the e off of plate. Guess I got in too much of a hurry.
Charlotte

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I love a treasure with a great story behind it...makes treasures far more memorable! Happy Pink...see you Monday!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

This is a precious story!! I can just see your little hands carrying this beautiful plate with the cookies to your mom's guest...at least you did not drop the plate and break it!!! Blowing off the cookies is what I would do too..thanks for sharing this tale with us ..
Hugs, Baba

Rhondi said...

Hi Sally
That is a precious story!
Hugs, Rhondi

April said...

Sally,

I just love to read all the stories behind some of your treasures. Just like taking a walk back in time...so refreshing! That plate is so pretty AND sentimental...I don't think I'd "use" it, either. I'd be afraid something might happen to it, so I'd leave it safe and sound in my china cabinet.

Enjoy your weekend! ♥

nikkicrumpet said...

What a precious piece...there is no reason to use it..it makes such a statement as a decorative piece...and the lovely memories attached.

kbbryant said...

Pretty plates are always slippery aren't they? thanks for the pink plate story.

Kathy b

alicesg said...

Lovely chinawares. Happy Pink Saturday. Do visit my blog for the year of the Ox. :)

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Beautiful!!Happy Pink Saturday

Picket said...

Beautiful treasure from your mom girl! I thought you was gonna say because it was special company you licked off the bottoms! lol lol Thanks for coming by...I am hoping to do something pretty with that brown & blue material.the blue is scarey to me but I do so love it in that fabric! Have a great weekend friend!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Sally I can picture you doing that how cute you must have been. Love the sweet story about your Moms cookie plate. It is so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday

Hugs;
Alaura

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
LOve your tongue twister and your story about the plate.

It is beautiful, and I understand your reluctance to use it!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely memory to go with a lovely plate.
Roberta Anne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wonderful story, Sally! And this is a lovely plate... looks like Haviland.

XO,

Sheila :-)

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love the stories attached to our favorite things. This plate is magnificent.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Karen

Lady Katherine said...

The plate is so lovely..... Your story is so sweet, I just loved it! What I want to know is: Did the ladies eat the cookies? I am sure they did, after such a sweet jesture you had made.

Lorrie said...

Sally this is such a pretty plate, but I love the stroy that goes with it even more! Thanks for sharing.

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Well I finally made it to your Pink post. Your plate is beautiful. I wonder if it was used very much in the day, I had a collection of plates similar to yours and gave them to my children when we moved. too many things and not enough walls. I did love them too.

Love your pink Sally...Jeanne

The Muse said...

Thanks for Pink Saturday fun!

I am not covered up with pink here, at our cottage, The Painted Nest, LOL so that SAT was a stretch for me!! :) LOL

I am running behind on my comments as I have been traveling for work :)

Even if you don't use it functionally...to have it in the open...gives it a purpose..it PLEASES you ...and makes you smile :)

I adore the story in your post ! :) LOL
What a good girl!

Belinda said...

Awwww...and you were trying so hard to get those cookies out to your guests, being a good little hostess. :-) Such a sweet memory, and your mother's plate is a beauty. At least the cookies were the only casualty, and the pretty plate is still intact.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Awww, how sweet! The plate is beautiful too.

Lana said...

Can you recall if any of the ladies ate the cookies? LOL What a wonderful memory. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful plate.

All the best, Lana

. said...

Waw!This is a nice plate!

Alfazema

bj said...

I love the little stories you tell with your posts. This plate is so pretty..I can see why you treasure it.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Sally, What a sweet memory. I love the plate. It would look perfect with cookies at my tea party! Happy belated Pink Saturday. pink hugs, Ellen

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Sally, What a sweet memory. I love the plate. It would look perfect with cookies at my tea party! Happy belated Pink Saturday. pink hugs, Ellen

Sheri said...

What a delicate plate! Beautiful! Hope you had a fabulous Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
~~Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill Studio