Monday, September 28, 2015

Ready for their close up


Sorry, I couldn't resist hinting at the Gloria Swanson quote for my post title ;)

Have you seen Sunset Blvd.?

Great movie.

Anyway...

The other day when I posted my hutch, quite a few of you asked about the plates.


Well, they have been on great grandma's hutch since my mom had it in her home and I rarely ever saw her change them out. So when they were passed on to me along with the hutch, I put them right back where they have been most of my life.

Actually since 1979, to be exact.


You can just make them out in this picture of my last house as well.


They're Franklin mint and show the seasons.

January, February, March, April...


May, June, July, August...


September, October, November and December.


Although, they're probably not worth much monetarily, they're priceless to me.

Also up there are some little plates from my dad's mom and some cups and saucers.





Shhh... don't tell the others, but the one below is my favorite of the three ;)


They all live happily on the hutch with a couple tea sets from my great grandmother and a couple pieces of Ironstone :)


And that's where they will most likely reside for the rest of my life and hopefully after that.

I'm kind of a sentimental gal, if you haven't noticed ;)

xo
rue


54 comments:

  1. Yup. I think we've noticed ;).

    But one thing you may or may not have noticed about me is I can't keep a secret. I'm telling the other cups they're not your favorite.

    I could, however, be convinced to keep my mouth shut if I could get a cool birthday present too (it's in January).

    Just sayin'.

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  2. The plates are beautiful and it's so wonderful that they have come through the family, and have such good memories for you! The hutch display is so pretty!

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  3. I'm glad you gave us a closeup, Rue. That is just lovely that the hutch and dishes are something passed down to you, and maybe some day to your daughter and her daughter! The tea sets and teacups go so well with them, and your white pumpkins are just right there too.

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  4. I love sentimental! They are lovely plates and have such a memory for you! Memory trumps design every time!

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  5. ohmygoodness, Rue: That table, the wood, those chairs, those CHAIRS, the Hutch...My mouth is stuck on OPEN...now i'm trying to find words to expess, no even one word. I cannot. WOW! [now maybe I should go back and try to get a closeup of everything else..

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  6. ahaaaaaaa, from the top down the third cup...I'll take THAT ONE...UPS delivers to my town.

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  7. You are so right. Treasures cannot be measured by what they are worth, but by the memories they share.

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  8. Rue, I'm so glad you did a post on your hutch and treasure dishes. My eyes are always drawn to it. I received many special dishes, etc to put in my hutch and curio cabinet ( my sister's ) from my sister, mom, Grandma and great Grandma. In fact I was talking to my mom today looking at my sentimental treasures thinking how much I love my family. Brings me closer to them ( out of state ). I so understand how you feel. Kathleen in Az

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    1. Things like that really do have a way of making us feel sentimental, don't they? I'm glad you have your treasures from your family. I think everyone should :)

      xo

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  9. Personal treasures cannot be measured, and they are priceless.
    It is lovely for you to be able to see your treasures each and every day in their display.

    Beautiful ...

    Hope you have a great week.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Rue I love your plates, they are beautiful!! never saw the seasons ones like that...........they sure are pretty. I can see why they are so special to you!

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  11. How nice to be he 3rd generation to display your grandma's pretty plates in her china cabinet! I've only got a few pieces from my grandmothers, but they are more utilitarian and I use them all the time. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't care to change everything up on a weekly basis!

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  12. Oh dear Rue ~ sentimentality is a good thing in this day and age. I love your plates and other treasures in your hutch. It is pieces like these that make us feel good and remember how we got them.

    Happy fall and have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  13. I love the dishes. I remember when my Aunt use to collect seasonal dishes when I was little. The hutch is so pretty and I love the carved chairs you have in the dining room.

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  14. Now this, is the kind of a "collection" which is simply lovely. Each piece, has its meaning to you. Each piece has a history and is loved and cherished.

    I am not a "collection gal." But this, I can understand. Not that it needs my understanding. Just sayin'....... :-)

    And of course I have seen "Sunset Blvd." Some haven't???? ,-)

    Gentle Autumn hugs,
    Tessa

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  15. I love that you are keeping the tradition alive!

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  16. Hi Rue! Yes ma'am! I love the movie Sunset Blvd. Every time it comes on TV I have to watch it. I have always loved your hutch and those dishes. How sweet of you to keep them in there. They are very pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. I already had you plugged for a sentimental gal! :) ...and I think that is admirable and awesome! I love the plates! They have two wonderful things going for them, they are very pretty and are family heirlooms! I love that the hutch is a family piece, too! Thanks for sharing their history, and a close up with us! ~Rhonda

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  18. All your plates are beautiful especially the ones depicting the seasons but the fact that they belonged to a cherished loved one makes them all the more lovely.

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  19. They are beautiful, all the more because they are family treasures :)

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  20. They are beautiful, all the more because they are family treasures :)

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    1. Just what I was going to say... **smile**.
      Rue, your dishes are beautiful, and because they belonged to someone you love, makes them that much more precious.
      Have a sweet week..
      ~Kerin

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  21. I just absolutely love all the different pictures for each month on the plates. Blessings! Rachel

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  22. I just absolutely love all the different pictures for each month on the plates. Blessings! Rachel

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  23. Your plates are beautiful. And all the more special because of the sentimental attachment to them. My grandmother had plates of all 50 states hanging in her kitchen. I would have loved to have gotten those from her. And I agree, that blue cup and saucer is gorgeous!

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  24. Beautiful plates.

    But, my favorite pic is the one looking from the dining room into the living room.

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  25. The plates are beautiful! Thank you for sharing a close up of them.

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  26. So often during moves one will go missing, so for these to remain intact and together is such a feat. They are absolutely gorgeous and you be as sentimental as you like, nostalgia is always a good thing! xx

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  27. They are beautiful and the sentimental aspect makes them even more lovely. I have a few pieces from my grandmother and mother that I too cherish. Hmm...a red wall in your old house, huh? I knew there was a reason we get along so well. ;)

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  28. Love those plates and I think it's wonderful that you have them and treasure them. I sometimes wonder about any of my stuff, such as my wedding china and crystal glasses. Will our son (and his wife, if he gets married) want these things? Somehow, I don't think so. You had asked about the two little squirrels in my hutch...I'm ashamed to admit that I got then from umm...Walmart of all places. They're actually a salt and pepper shaker, though I never use them for that. I never (except in this case) buy stuff like this from Walmart - I normally hate cheap, made-in-China stuff like this - but I though these squirrels were so cute.

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    1. Oh, I am with you with decorating with family things and then leaving them there forever! Your dishes are so gorgeous and I love that they are the changing seasons. I rarely change up my most precious items. I need to see them every day right where they are. I just have to remember to dust!

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  29. Hi Rue, Pure love here and I so enjoy seeing these gorgeous plates. I too love to use the treasures handed down to me from my mother and grandma. They will always have a place in my life. Your home is lovely with these plates and I am sure your grandmother is happy seeing how you care for these precious treasures. Gorgeous photos of your home looking through the rooms. Magazine worthy my friend!! Hugs, cm

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  30. You were lucky to be handed down so many wonderful antiques and mementoes!
    Brenda

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  31. They are beautiful! I love the scenes.

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  32. oh i'm so glad you gave us a close up!
    what treasures.
    i am partial to china. and it matters not if they're monetarily valuable ever.
    we know it's their beauty and meaningfulness that counts. and no one knows that better than YOU!
    also...
    love that cranberry wall in your other home. WOW!
    thanks for dropping by the peanut! i know you're BUSY!!! :)
    xoxo

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  33. Rue, they are lovely plates and look great in the hutch. I think they should stay just as they are and yes I think I could tell you were a sweet sentimental gal!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  34. Rue,
    These plates are so gorgeous and unique and I love that they were your grandmothers and they have sentimental value to you. That is such a treasure to have. Love your pretty hutch all done up. Have a great week ahead.
    Kris

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  35. Your collection of plates are very nice, Rue, and so special that they belonged to your great grandma. Now, the May plate is my favorite (my birthday month hehehe), and December's plate is so wintry and pretty. I can see why that's your favorite tea cup, it's gorgeous. I am a sentimental gal too. : )

    ~Sheri

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  36. Sentimental treasures are priceless, and your treasures passed down are just an example of that! I'm glad that you are cherishing things that your mother and grandmother cherished, what beautiful plates and dishes they are. :)

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  37. Your home and the way you approach your decorating just warms my heart. Love your plates.
    XO,
    Vera

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  38. Hi Rue!

    I love these Franklin Mills plates! The artwork on them is very pastoral and beautiful. Are they purely decorative or can they also be used a dinner plates? I have a large collection of plates that I moved with me from NY. Lots of decorative plates that were popular in the late 870's and 80's. I had them displayed on chair rail shelves all around my dining room in my Brooklyn home and I could not part with them even through the shelves don't fit into this house's dining room I put up a few here and there in my China cabinet and bookcases.

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  39. Rue, they are all so beautiful! And I know they are such special, wonderful treasures for you...absolutely priceless! You have some little plates with pink flowers on them...I think I have some that are very similar. When I find the box they are in, I will snap a photo! :-) I think it is so wonderful that you have so many beautiful things passed down from your family...truly fortunate you are!! Hugs!!

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  40. I've always loved your pretty hutch and beautiful dishes. Such treasures of the heart.
    xo

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  41. I think it's lovely that you have the entire set. If I am not mistaken, Franklin Mint pieces were each sold separately, so it would take dedication to buy them all. xo

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  42. Dreamy plates. Oh, so lovely. And perfectly displayed. Okay, I can't think of Sunset Blvd without picturing Carol Burnett spoofing Gloria Swanson. Makes me laugh every time. William Holden is extraordinarily handsome in that movie. He doesn't make me laugh. (sigh)

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  43. I remember those from your last house. They still look wonderful. :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  44. I like that the collection is not just pretty but that each piece comes with its own story and history. So much more special.
    Amalia
    xo

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  45. Beautiful display and so much more special with the family history. (Please write down the history behind your plates & family heirlooms so no one in future generations will forget.) Now that my mother and grandmothers are gone, my siblings are trying to write down from memory the stories behind items for future recipients. All best ~
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

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  46. So pretty, and so wonderful to have this passed down. xoox Su

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  47. How nice to have the plates from Gran!

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  48. What a treasure to have those dishes from your family and the memories that they bring with them. :)

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  49. What a treasure to have those dishes from your family and the memories that they bring with them. :)

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  50. Those plates are wonderful! Isn't it nice to have such a continuity with family gone before?
    I have been sick but am trying to catch up with posts. Always good things to see here Rue!

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  51. The dishes are beautiful, and so nicely displayed. You are lucky to have such a collection from your grandma - so special!

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