Monday, January 25, 2010

All In the Family, Part II

Last week, I shared a table vignette that I called All In the Family.  This week, I could easily name this post All In the Family, Part II.  We are very antique oriented in our decorating.  We've held on to a lot of family pieces as well as collected other old ones.  We're back in the living room today to view a small tabletop.
 
My mother had a pair of oval marble topped tables.  My brother took one and I took the other.
We have very few pieces that came from my husband's grandparents.  One thing my MIL salvaged was this lamp base.  I found someone who could paint a shade,  and I had the brass  refurbished...
My daughter gave me this porcelain pitcher for a Christmas gift one year.  She made it while she was in college.  The color goes so well with her great grandparent's lamp...
When my husband was in the army stationed in Germany, his mother asked that he bring home some Hummels.  This is one of two that he brought her..  The colors are perfect beside the lamp...

Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane. Please visit Barb at Grits and Glamour for more Tabletop Tuesday fun.

16 comments:

Marla said...

Joan you have some lovely heirlooms. Looking forward to your hankie post in the future. I found a couple of cute hankies today at the thrift store. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Blessings, Marla

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a gorgeous lamp. I know you were thrilled you were able to find someone to paint the top and now it looks just perfect. Your pitcher and the hummel are just gorgoeus too. What precious treasures. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful pitcher your daughter made! The color is just gorgeous!

Sonia said...

Oh that color is beautiful on your lamp! I love Hummels...and have admired them for years..don't have any...your vignette is so pretty! Have a great week!

Miss Bloomers

bj said...

All of your treasures are just wonderful. You are right, they all go so well with each other.

Shelia said...

What a lovely vignette. I love olden things too. Love all your treasures and the stories that go with them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

What wonderful heirlooms and treasures.

- The Tablescaper

Jan ~ BellaCasa said...

Thanks for sharing your table top pieces. It is always so delightful to read about the history behind antiques.

Come by BellaCasa for a visit sometimes.

Leann said...

Yep, that's definitely All in the family. And each piece is a wonderful treasure. I thought the pitcher that your daughter made was a piece of McCoy - it's lovely.

Thanks so much for dropping by this morning, I always enjoy our visits.

Leann

Carrie said...

Love your antiques. Especially the lamp and the Hummel figurine.

Kathysue said...

I love that lamp and how wonderful that you could refurbish it and have it as a treasure in your home. I had a friend that collected Hummels and their little cheeks always fascinated me, love little children. Thank you for sharing such wonderful treasures, Kathysue

Debbie said...

So cute!

Patriotic Mom said...

Joan, I am a Joan too. I love hurricane lamps and I couldn't tell that was a new shade. Pretty shade! Come visit my site, I am having a giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your tabletop is lovely. The lamp is fantastic and the Hummel of course is precious!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the pitcher the best. Love the color. Thanks for sharing your vignette.

kimmcl said...

Hi Joan, I agree, I just love things that have meaning! I collect antiques too and I just can't seem to get enough. I've found so many of my treasures on Craig's List. So much better than overpriced antique stores.