Saturday, January 26, 2019

Blue Ridge Dishes

The kitchen redo progress with me going through everything to decided what to keep, clean what I do keep and find a place for it.

One thing I really need to clean was my Grandmother's Blue Ridge dishes I have on a shelf
 in the kitchen above the Hoosier cabinet.

the plates are identical but different stamps on back

you can read about them here 

my favorite is the square ones
Took awhile to figure out the pattern, Flower Ring.
All hand painted
made in Erwin TN from 1917-1957

creamer and sugar

tea cups too

I found more plates some are the strawberry pattern 

and a bowl I remember my Mom had which is a sunflower

I can remember eating my Grandmothers pimento cheese sandwiches off the square plates.
Then I found this picture!
Apparently they were used on my 1st birthday!

can you see the square plates used under the bowls? the tea cups too.

I sometimes think if my Grandmother ever came back to life she would be so happy I still have so many of her things. As I look at this picture it is amazing, I have the dishes, the silverware, the salt n pepper shakers, the cake plate because it turns and plays "Happy Birthday", the flower pots in the window sill, and the letter holder next to the phone I keep my bills in to this day.

Going through all this is so fun, finding things I forgot I had...oops.
Oh and I found my Grandmothers meat loaf recipe! She made the best.

Have a great weekend!


per request here is my sweet Grandma's meat loaf recipe.
We had many a cold meat loaf sandwich. I am sure she used lean ground beef.


Susan said...

Hi Ann,
Those Blue Ridge dishes are just lovely! The strawberry plate is especially cute. It’s really neat that you have so many items from your grandmother. Thanks for sharing your photos and fond memories.
PS Can you post the meatloaf recipe? ��

Pat said...

I was thoroughly enjoying reading about the different pieces
of your sweet Grandmother's Blue Ridge Dishes . . .
and then, I saw the photo of your First Birthday. . .
with the dishes and all the other items you still have of hers.
What a blessing! It warmed my heart in the most amazing way.
I'm an adopted (adult) child and there are no photos
of me before age five when I was adopted.
Thank you for sharing all the memories and these wonderful heirlooms!

Anita Diaz said...

Oh my gosh I am dying!!! I LOVE Blue Ridge Pottery, and my mom and both grandmothers had it. I have a couple pieces of this pattern, but wow, would love the creamer and sugar! Funny thing is, I have a birthday photo of me sitting at a table with the BR dishes as well!! Love that so much!!

Susie said...

Hi Ann, It just makes me smile, how well you have taken care of all the family things. Your grandmother would so proud of you. Kids these days don't want any thing old. They don't seem to hold the same love of memories even. Well anyway that is how my sister and I talk about it. LOL. Wish I could have some of your grandmother's meatloaf. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie
p.s. When I see that header picture of your flowers, I long to sit by that bench of watering can and admire the flowers and pretty summer day.

NanaDiana said...

What pretty dishes and I am so glad that you are the keeper and lover of those things. What a blessing. Today's kids don't seem to want things with memories attached to them.I have a couple of kids that love SOME of my old things but are not crazy about many things I have loved.

Have a great night- xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I can just have to look it up

Nancy's Notes said...

Ann, your dishes are just beautiful! So happy you've kept them, priceless! I love the dishes I have that belonged to my grandmother and mother. I think family treasures are the best ever. Oh, that meat loaf recipe sounds scrumptious!
Have a wonderful week.


Oh this dishes are so adorable and with such memories for you my friend ! You were so lucky to keep them too.
I love meat loaf and this one sounds great.
Enjoy your week.

Angela said...

Those dishes are fantastic. And it must be such a wonderful feeling to use dishes that have so much family history.

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