Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Think of Me"

For Vintage Thingie Thursday I am tying in with my last post. My previous post is about the books my cousin has written about my ancestor Adam Mitchell. The Battle of Guilford Court was fought on their family farm during the Revolution War. The grounds are now a National Battlefield. My cousin and I went back to the area a couple of years ago. Of course I had to go antique shopping. I found one on land that may of possibly been on my family farm. The name is Thrill of the Hunt in Greensboro NC. I loved the name and the place, even the owners cute little mother was in there folding handkerchiefs. I wanted to find something to remind me of my trip. Here is what I found.

"Think of me" cup, a centerpiece for a Valentine vignette.
To me when I look at it and read Think of Me, I think of my ancestral Grandfather Adam who fought to defend his family and country.

side view
Made in Germany....to bad it doesn't say Scotland, the ancestral home of the Mitchell's.


Think of me..........I do Adam, I do.


Joining Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

20 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

That a great little cup. Thanks for sharing it with us.

LV said...

Enjoyed your blog and the story behind that cup. Great post.

heartfelt living said...

It's so interesting to trace your family history and especailly fun when you have a wonderful story to share. Your cup is beautiful and the story very endearing.

Shirley said...

Dear Ann,
This cup you have I was told once they are Remembrance cups and were popular in the 1800. They are also expensive and sought after by collectors. They have some that also say 'Remember me' and 'Friendship'
So you have a prize here. It is lovely too!
(I have one little one)
Beautiful,
Shirley

Shirley said...

Ann,
I also notice on your side bar there is a post card (maybe a post card) that also say's Think of me..how wonderful that you have both of that sayings!
~Shirley

Victorian1885 said...

Wonderful cup!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Ann Sweetie...
What a beautiful sentiment, and I love it. "Think of me." Kind of like saying hello each time you pass or pick it up. A warm welcome home. Love it.

A Remembrance cup, how beautiful. Memories are the best aren't they?

Thank you for sharing sweet friend. I so enjoyed seeing your treasure this evening. Have a glorious Thursday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Tete said...

You have the most fun posts, ever! Just when I think I know everything about you- you knock my socks off!
Hugs- Tete

Tatiana said...

this is something i do also.. when i go for small trips i always buy something to remember me the trip .. most of the times this "something" is a cup.. :)

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Hi Ann,

I so love browsing that store, don't get down that way as much as I would like though. I loved reading your post, what a wonderful way to remember, such a lovely cup..

Hugs'
Catlyn

Tete said...

Hey girlie, you have won an award! Come on over to my place to pick it up!
Hugs- Tete

Donna said...

What a beautiful mug, I've never seen one like it before. That is great that you have so much information about your family and heritage! How awesome! I am a bit Scottish myself, though mostly Irish!!

Anna said...

I loved your story. Some of my family are from Scotland also. They emigrated to Canada and were farmers; the farm is still in the family today, 140+ years later. Thanks for sharing your lovely mug.

Tete said...

The power is back on in Chucktown.

Rosie said...

Such a sweet and pretty cup. And perfect for Valentines Day.

Kathy said...

Sweet story and a sweet cup! Your cousin's books sound interesting, I'll bet even more so for you because they are family history.

Debbie said...

How neat! The cup is so pretty, and looks great with your Valentine decorations.
Enjoy your weekend Ann.
Debbie@lakehouse

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a sweet and special cup! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Sherry

Lillie Ammann said...

Ann,

I love the cup and the sentiment behind it. Of course, I love David's books, too. Although they're about your family, they have an appeal that goes beyond the family.

Mary Ellen said...

I love finding sweet finds like this to remember my (very few and far between) travels! Thank you for sharing the story of your cup.

I found the sweetest little demi cup this week and Arc Thrift! I try and find one for my neice each year for her birthday and this one will be perfect!

bee blessed
mary