Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Almost every birthday memory I have is in my Grandmother's dining room.
She always made me a chocolate cake and placed it on this

This may not look special but it is because it rotates and plays Happy Birthday.

When my Grandfather died and we were cleaning out the house I told my Mother, I had to take this. Too many happy memories of us singing to one another as this plate spun with a pretty homemade cake.

Grandma kept most things in the original boxes.

The box says it all!

your wind the base and then there is a lever similar to a music box so you can turn it of and on
when your ready

Still looks like it just came out of the box new!

Grandma had it wrapped in paper...from May 1965
I can show you the first time it was used

January 1965, my Great Grandmother Emma's 90th birthday
(oh look I have that tablecloth too...I just noticed!)

And the last time we used it..........

this weekend for my brother

46 years and still working

My favortie part of my blog is to be able to show you things that were used long ago and are still being used today that are family pieces. It only make sense since I am so....Sentimental.


Happy VTT


Also joining Thrifty Things Friday

well I found it in Grandma closet and it was free.....


20 comments:

Tete said...

What a wonderful gadget! I have never seen another one, ever.
And today is my mom's birthday..thank you for doing this post today, of all days.
;)

Rebecca said...

I've never heard of one of those and so cool to have the original box. I just love how you have everything from the past and the pics-it's wonderful!

ornamentsbypink said...

Ann, thats so nice to have something with so many memories!
I never saw one of those cake plates before.
Mary

LV said...

A great blog filled with wonderful family memories. I definitely have some great memories of my one of my grandmothers. A house to house salesman would come by their house selling tea. She made the most heavenly ice tea ever. No one could match it.

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, this is marvelous! I would have had no idea it was that old and you have the box! Aren't you glad you took it? It's a wonderful little treasure with lots of sweet memories!
Thanks for popping in to see me and yes! Give her the pattern and tell her Christmas is coming! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, this is marvelous! I would have had no idea it was that old and you have the box! Aren't you glad you took it? It's a wonderful little treasure with lots of sweet memories!
Thanks for popping in to see me and yes! Give her the pattern and tell her Christmas is coming! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, this is marvelous! I would have had no idea it was that old and you have the box! Aren't you glad you took it? It's a wonderful little treasure with lots of sweet memories!
Thanks for popping in to see me and yes! Give her the pattern and tell her Christmas is coming! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gail said...

What beautiful memories you have of your grandmother's cake plate and to think you are making beautiful memories as well. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your weekend,
Gail

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I am partial to items that have family memories associated with them. I enjoyed reading the history behind this lovely piece. How wonderful that your grandmother took such good care of this special cake stand and even more wonderful that you are continuing the tradition.

Pam said...

I have never seen one of those before. It is very cute. Love the photo from 1965. Looks like it could have been taken at my house.

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

It's wonderful and it holds such lovely memories! Love the name Musicake Plate!

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh, how lovely. Certainly it's made and will continue to make such treasured memories! You are so lucky to have it :o)

dogsmom said...

What a great treasure with so many family memories. (I love the old photo.)
We had one for a while but I am sure it is long gone.

Cindy said...

I love it!

Debbie said...

That is awesome! I've never seen one before. So neat that you have it and still use it.
Smooches.

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful story. How lucky of you to have this. Not only is it beautiful, but full of glorious memories. It would be great to have your post on Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Diann said...

What a wonderful treasure! Not only the great memories it holds but, now it can be shared with future generations! And it is a very cool cakestand! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun week!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love this post. My husband's family has a particular chocolate cake they make for birthdays too. At this point I am the only one who still makes it. My kids would never want anything else. Traditions are wonderful...and I think sentimental is a very good thing. Have a good week.

Anita said...

What an incredible treasure!! I love it so much but what makes it so special is the connection to your family!! I just love things like that too. There is nothing more special!! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

C'est moi Claudette said...

Well that is AMAZING Ann.
To have this treasure from your grandmother? SO SO COOL.
I love how beautiful the white cake looks with all of you at the table. I have fond memories of my grandmother's home like that too.
Your blog is full of nostalgia. I LOVE IT.
xoxoxoxo