Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pink Saturday

Welcome to Pink Saturday. I have to tell you being a part of this blog party has been so much fun.

This week I wanted to share with you a very special set of dishes. These belonged to my husbands grandmother. My MIL was going to give them away because no one in the family wanted them. Well you can see that did not happen, because I could not let that happen. Plus my daughter Samantha @ Three men and a Lady wants then when the time comes to pass them along again. WaHoo.

When we were designing the kitchen, instead of just the average height of cabinets I had Kirk add an extra layer of cabinets with glass doors for all my pretties. This is the perfect place to feature Grandma's dishes. Just below are my everyday dishes in the rack. It sure is nice having a cabinet maker in the house.





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Here are some close ups for you. The pink glasses and cups did not come with the dishes, but are perfect with them (DMIL gave me the pink glasses and cups, I know, I am pretty lucky).














A set of blue glasses would go beautifully with this set, too, don't you just love the colors and design.




























I hope you have enjoyed seeing Grandma's dishes.

A special thank you to Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday. To see more wonderful Pink click on her link, and get a cuppa, and get ready for a wonderful tour of amazing blogs.

One more thing before you go. Beverly challenged us to post a PS blog that was new to us this week, it is hard to decide because I visited so many wonderful blogs so I will pick.......................Design DNA I am sharing this blog because (as many blogs did) I found it hard to leave, I felt so at home, please go visit and mention that I sent you.

Happy Pink Saturday everyone.

21 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Gail Sweetie...
Oh my gosh these dishes are over the top gorgeous. I cannot even imagine them having been given away as no family wanted them? Thank heavens for sweeties like you. You kept them alive in the family, and Grandma was smiling down the whole time. She knew they would go to the perfect family. What a complete set of such beautiful dishes. Oh sweetie, I so love them, and you cups are just beautiful and they just sparkle in their beautiful place of honor that DH crafted for them. I love your plate holder. That is beautiful, and a dream to have I am sure.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. I so love this post. Happy Pink Saturday and have a beautiful day. Country hugs and much love..>Sherry

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW! Those dishes are simply spectacular!! And with the pink depression glass!! My heart is beating so fast after seeing those beauties!!! I am lucky too that I get everything from my hubby's family that would normally be thrown out! Lucky you! I love the idea about the area with glass doors on top of your kitchen cabinets! It looks wonderful! Great PS post!!
Debbie-Dabble

Maggie said...

What wonderful dishes!

Happy PS!

Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

BethieJ said...

Your dishes are FABULOUS!!!
Happy PINK Saturday!

Mari said...

HELLO GAIL,
WOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SET OF DISHES!! HARD TO BELEIVE NO ONE ELSE WANTED THEM....
ALL THE BETTER FOR YOU SMART GAL YOU ARE....LOL LOVE THE PINK GLASS!! HAVE A VERY HAPPY PINKY SATURDAY.... :p

Gracie Jewellery said...

I totally understand about you not wanting them to go out of the family. Love your pinks. Happy Pink Saturday!

Theresa said...

Wow! Your kitchen is fabulous and that set is terrific. I can't believe anybody wouldn't want them. The glassware is especially cool. Have a great week. Terri

Sherry from Alabama said...

I'm so glad you grabbed these dishes before they were given away to someone else! They're beautiful! Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Lisa said...

Oh I swoon over depression glass! thanks for sharing your grandmas dishes!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Flory said...

those are adorable=)
have a nice week ahead!

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Donna said...

Wow! Your dishes are beautiful! You are so lucky that no one else wanted them.

They look great in your cabinet and they will be a wonderful heirloom for your daughter!

Have a blessed day!

Donna

Mary said...

It's gorgeous, Gail! You are a lucky lady :) Happy Pinks~

ThriftyAnnabella said...

They're very beautiful

Tracy F. said...

I'm crazy about your beautiful pink glass ware. It's absolutely charming! Thanks for your nice comment on my first PS.
Tracy F.
Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits

dottydotty said...

beautiful tea service how lucky that you got to have them gorgeous cabinat too have a fab pink week

craftymarta said...

Gail, that is some beautiful china and Depression glassware. So lucky to be married to a cabinet maker indeed. Most of my dishes are behind close doors and altering the cabinets will cost me too much money. Isn't PS the best party? I love WW but the pinky friends are so much fun. Take care, blessings, Marta.

Susan said...

Photos don't do them justice, but how lovely to see them on Pink Saturday!

Tiffanee said...

They are beautiful!! I can't believe that no one wanted them. What a great keepsake! LOVE IT!!

Julie said...

Love Love Love the pink depression dishes
Happy Pink Saturday...
xoxo
Julie

Beth said...

I love your grandmother's dishes. The glassware is exquisite too and you have a perfect way to display them! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Necel said...

This looks a lot like the contents of my china cabinet. I will be posting it on a future Pink Saturday but I'm procrastinating about dusting it. If you are in Wyoming, you know what I mean about dust. Where did you move here from? We are an hour north of Gillette.

Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting my blog.

Blessings,
Necel from the Old House in TExas