Jul 31, 2008

Roses, Depression, and Snails

Happy Friday, blog friends! I hope you have all had a happy and productive week and have some fun things planned for the weekend!

Before I begin my show & tell, I would like to introduce a new blogger! My daughter Julie has just created a darling blog, The Princess Diaries. So...if any of you happen to be surfing along in blog land with no particular place to stop...

Forgive me, but is she not precious???

Ok, sorry about that, I'll move on!

Now for today's Friday Show & Tell, hosted by Kelli at There's No Place Like Home:

I bought these sweet salt and pepper shakers at an antique mall a couple of years ago. I love the pink roses but even more, I loved the backs. There is a sweet poem on the back of each shaker.

The summer my husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary we were visiting my parents in Tennessee when we found this green Depression Glass punch bowl with 12 cups and a matching biscuit jar. At that time, when my parents were a little younger, one of our favorite things to do together was to shop for antiques. It was at our favorite antique store in Tennessee that we found the green Depression Glass. My husband bought it for me as a 30th anniversary gift. It's in perfect condition. I use it year round - at Christmas with green or red punch and sometimes floating candles. In the summer I make fruit punch with fresh fruit floating in it. The set lives on top of my china cabinet and is one of my favorite treasures!

I just love this cute little snail candle holder. My wonderful sister-in-law just gave it to me. It's a little different than roses and Depression Glass, but I thought it was so cute it deserved a spot!


Cookie Sunshine said...

Hi Mimi! How fun that I get to be the first to comment on your Show and Tell this week.

Your daughter is very pretty. I'm glad that she is going to be joining us.

Everything you shared this week is really fun, but my favorite is the salt and pepper shakers. They remind me of something we had, or my Grandmother had. I'm not sure where I saw them, or something similar...but they bring back a memory that is nice.


ceekay said...

Went to Princess Diaries. Beautiful. Love the punch bowl and the snail is so cute. Yep, I know you like it!

Anita said...

First of all, good luck for your daughter's new blog!

Oh yes indeed, those salt and pepper shakers are darling, what a nice little rose, it looks similiar to the ones that I use for my rose pottery balls.

I very much like that depression glass, too! And I wish such wonderful things would be easy to find here in Germany, too. Unfortunately, we don't have such antique malls.

Have a wonderful Friday and thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Anita

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your daughter is a princess indeed, very beautiful! Your treasures are wonderful, I love the green depression glass.

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Kathi :)

Melissa Wertz said...

I love your little collection. And congrats to the new blogger!

Technonana said...

Oh I love depression glass, I have a couple of plates that my mother left me.. my dad actually won them for her at the fair!
Happy Anniversary!!
And your daughter IS precious..

Tammy said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love all of it!
My mom actually remembers being at the theaters during the Depression when they gave out those pieces...how wonderful to have some of the real thing!
Your daughter is adorable- and she looks just like you!

Lisa Ann said...

Your daughter is lovely. I love the salt and pepper shakers. Great post.

Barbara H. said...

Oh, I love those s&p shakers! They'd go perfectly in my kitchen. :-) I love the poems on the backs, too. The Depression glass is lovely, too.

Anne Fannie said...

Your daughter is adorable. I just love those salt and pepper shakers and that touching little poem on it, your depression glass is also beautiful and what a cute little snail!
Love, Ann

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing your lovely treasures. The quotes on the salt pepper shakers are special. The green depression glass set is a special find...such wonderful designs on the glass.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oops...I had to backtrack a bit...almost commented in your W W blog for Show N Tell.

Love the rose vases. And that snail tea light is a treasure.

My Show n Tell is now posted. Hope you can stop by for a visit. Have a glorious Friday.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your daughter is precious! I will definitely drop in and say hello. ;)

Happy 30th anniversary to you (though it isn't today) but still your depression era punch bowl, glasses, and such are so lovely. They are in mint condition!

That little snail is adorable. He doesn't seem to mind lighting the way.



A Hint of Home said...

I like all your pieces. The salt and pepper shakers are very unique. I've never seen any with a poem on them. Thanks for posting and have a good weekend.

LBP said...

Your punch bowl is just gorgeous! I love green depression glass. And yes, your daughter is precious!



Technonana said...

Check out your daughters blog!! Loved it!! I borrow her message on the princess... for my daughters.. hope she doesn't mind!!
Oh and How Beautiful is one of my most favorites!!

Patty H. said...

What a sweet daughter!
The s & p shakers are pretty and I love the prayer on the back of them.
I love depression glass.

Melinda said...

I love the green depression glass. I have never seen a punch bowl! It is beautiful.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kathy! Your green depression glass is amazing! Love the little S&P shaker, too! How sweet they are!

Your daughter is a pretty young lady!

Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

ivoryspring said...


Happy Anniversary to you! Love your treasures!

Dianne said...

You have some great finds!
I have a punch bowl, but rarely use it. I really like the green depression glass. I have some pink pieces.
I'll check out your daugther's blog. I think she'll blogging like her mom.

Penless Thoughts said...

Three neat items!! I especially love the salt & pepper shakers and the punch bowl is a treasure indeed.

Carla said...

sooo pretty-your daughter AND your pretties!

Pink Slippers said...

I just love your show and tell "things". The depression glass punch bowl really is very nice. The cups are great looking too. And wow a jar to go with it all? It is really great to go to a shop and they have a set to go together. Someone did take care of those pieces. Love the snail! And the shakers. I've seen them on ebay and I just love them.

Sondra said...

Oh, I love the green glass! I have a few pieces that were my grandmothers. Yours are fabulous.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Kathy,
Your daughter is very pretty! My daughter just started a blog too...and I'm so pleased. There is something special about the 'sisterhood' that blogging promotes!

I love your show and tell treasures.Depression glass is something I've thought about collecting!

Debbie said...

I love all the vintage glassware. They are treasures. And not to be left out - a gorgeous daughter....I will definitely visit her blog also.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

All your things are so very pretty and special!
And a very "Happy New Blog!" to your lovely daughter!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Kelli said...

Oh, those salt and pepper shakers are darling and what sweet verses! I also love your beautiful punch bowl set. What a lovely anniversary gift!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness....that punch set is beautiful and what a lovely reminder of your anniversary! I have already devoured your current posts and I can see that I will have to come back this evening to read the older ones....I'm so glad you found my blog so that I can enjoy yours too! I'm adding you to my blog roll now. :)

Stay pink,