Friday, February 11, 2011

Grandma's Rose Chintz and Pink Glass

Happy Pink Saturday dear blog friends!  My little breakfast nook china cabinet has been gathering dust for months now and I just decided that today was the day!  And what better day to share my Grandma's rose chintz dishes and Great Grandma Edith's pink depression glass with you then Pink Saturday!  After taking everything out and dusting it off, I added some pretty vintage crocheted trim to the shelf edge and tucked some of my favorite vintage photos of Grandma and Grandpa in here and there. 

The rose chintz dishes were my father's mother's.  She treasured them and when she passed away they went to my mom.  The pink depression pieces were my mom's grandmother's.  She collected both pink and green glass.  When she passed the pink glass was given to my mom and the green to my great aunt.  When I was married and settled into my own home, (and started collecting pink), my mom was generous enough to entrust both collections into my care!  I treasure them and love how even though they come from opposite sides of my family, they display so sweetly together!  I miss both my grandma and great grandma and feel like this is a nice tribute to them.  I know they would be happy to know that the pieces they so lovingly collected are being enjoyed and well cared for. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed your visit!  I look forward to seeing what you've been up to this week!  Please visit dear Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for the Pink Saturday Party!  For the love of pink!

Best Wishes and Blessings,


  1. Your china cabinet is lovely!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Suzann xoxo

  2. You are so lucky that you have both your grandmothers and great grandmothers dishes!!! They are absolutely priceless!!!
    Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Your cabinet looks beautiful. I especially like the way that you arranged the plates on top. Rose chintz is one of my favorite patterns!

  4. Hi Amanda, I'm so pleased you were able to stop by, you have one of my Favorite vintage girl images on your header and what a Cute name you chose to go with her, what a wonderful tribute to your Grandparents on both sides and I hope that at least one of my Granddaughters will want my Pink dishes and I have my Grandmother's Blue Willow set that I treasure too. Happy Valentine's Day sweetie, you just stole my Heart! I'm a Grandma too but my oldest grandchild is only 14 so we have a ways to go! Hugs, Marilou

  5. What beautiful dishes. I don't think I have seen that pattern before. Very pretty and pink too! I guess I need to dust off my great Grandma's depression dishes too and mix them in with some of my pink patterned china because yours really looks great.

  6. What a great post full of gratitude , love , romance ...Thank you for adding yourself as a follower and writing such kind words! So glad to 'meet' you !

    Happy Valentine's Day !

  7. your mom and grandma's would be delited at your creativity and enjoyment of their dishes ~
    just as i am honoured to have shared this special post with you!
    THANK YOU! and have the HaPpieSt Valentine's with the TRUE LOVE of your life...
    MUCH LuV! and thx for taking tea with me @ FHC ")

  8. How lovely!
    I have a small collection of depression glass from my grandma too. Thaks for sharing.

  9. Dust? I love to dust.. I'll be right over! I love that nook and the beautiful plates in it.. how special. ~Leslie

  10. Love your pink choices today. Those plates are lovely. Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday.

  11. Your so lucky your Grandmothers had such great taste to love pink!
    Your cabinet looks so pretty and I love how you added their pictures in with the china.
    Just found your blog and so glad I did. Please come visit me, I am always posting things I inherited from my Grandmothers!

    Happy Valentines Day!

  12. Oh, Amanda!! How charming and sweet! That's the perfect venue for displaying such an important collection, and the green and pink are just perfect shades for each other.

    Did you paint the cabinet yourself? I've been debating painting the big old knotty pine hutch my Daddy built in the Fifties (if there's enough KILZ in Lowe's to cover these knots), and I'd love some pointers if you did.

    Your dishes are just exquisite, and I love that the two-sides-of-the-family are represented and mingled so beautifully. And the ROSES on the teacups! I also love very much the legend of "Why teacups have roses . . ."

    Thank you SO much for dropping in at Lawn Tea!!


  13. What a beautiful collection. I love tucking in photos into my things around my house. Especially things that were that just adds that extra meaning to it. I have a Franciscan Desert Rose set that was passed from my husbands grandma to me and I just adore it. I guess we'll have to pass our sets to our granddaughters, huh? lol

    Many Blessings!


  14. That cabinet is gorgeous and everything you have lovingly displayed is beautiful. You are very lucky to have such meaninful and gorgeous heirlooms in your possession!
    Happy PS

  15. Absolutely beautiful! The chintz is truly a treasure in more ways than one!
    Hope you have the sweetest of Pink Saturdays!

  16. So sweet and pretty! I love that these are family heirlooms, and that you love them, too! The purple and white dishes in my Linzer Heart post are my parents' wedding china, recently passed on to me. I used to think they were much too foofy/pretty (you should see the dishes I registered for {gag})... now I adore them, they are my fave colors, and I love that they were my parents', from the beginning :-) ...Enjoy!

  17. Happy Pink Saturday,

    Love your rose china, it's fabulous!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  18. Oh I love LOVE! Particularly when it is pink.

    Happy hearts day to you and yours.

  19. Oh your dishes are simply divine! Love these pics...magazine worthy for sure! I also love your little radio cabinet that you finished, I went back and read the missed post! Happy Pink Saturday sweet friend!

  20. What a wonderful post and tribute to you grandparents.... your dishes all look so beautiful together! Thanks for sharing about them with us!!! Happy Valentines Day!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  21. What beautiful precious treasures that you have been given to keep.
    I love the rose chintz pattern and the way you have displayed them with the glass is so pretty.


  22. You're so right! They do blend so nicely together. Love how you treasure vintage... it is awesome, isn't it?

    Thank you for your sweet comments about my Gramma's passing.

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  23. oh my word. Those are to die for! The rose chintz! be still my heart. I have collected depression glass since I was a kid. bought my first piece at 11... Your cabinet is full of such precious memories and so fabulous to look at. I might just sit and stare at it all day long. I love everything about it. Can you come over and arrange my cabinet? I have 3...... FULL. : )


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