That Facebook Marketplace has been interesting. A few days ago I saw someone selling their grandmother's Liberty Blue dishes. 4 plates, 4 teacups, 4 bread plates and 2 bowls. All for under $50. I did a google search and one plate can cost that much. I've been interested in these plates due to my interest in history.. and blue plates. So, I made arrangements to meet the lady and voila, they're ours! The image on the plate is Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were both signed. I got to see that building some years ago on a visit to Philadelphia, PA and also the Liberty Bell with my sister Roberta.
The soup bowl has the Old North Church, the hallowed 18th century church and launch place for Paul Revere's revolutionary ride.
These plates sure do look nice on this tablecloth with the block print design in blue. I'm going to use these on the next luncheon I serve to my sisters and Shirley. :-)
The bread and butter plate has Monticello depicted, the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the USA.
The teacup has Paul Revere on it.
Kristi has been working more on clearing out the attic, she says she's about halfway done. LOL! She brought down this old accordion and we've cleaned it up and the boys have been playing on it ever since. LOL! The dogs aren't that keen on it. :-)
She also unearthed an entire box of Dairy Goat 4-H trophies. I was the 4-H leader for the kids for 5 years and we showed the goats at the Multnomah County Fair - what great memories I have of those days of kids, goats, milking, pens full of fresh straw and the children showing their goats proudly and winning trophies. I am trying to find someone in the 4-H program to donate these to. We are keeping one for old time's sake.
She also found this authentic antique chamber candleholder. I washed off the dust and now am trying to think of where to display it. :-) It's galvanized tin, painted with what was probably ivory paint with pin stripes and edging. And a lot of rust!
Isn't it amazing to think that it wasn't that long ago that these things were invaluable and the only source of light to our grandparents, and even my parents! My have times changed.
I spent a fair bit of time doing this over the weekend. The blanket has come in very handy to keep me warm as it's been rainy and chilly here.
The young hens are doing their bit and we've been making egg salad and gifting eggs to lucky recipients. :-)
We went out to Chinese dinner on Friday and this was my fortune. I'm up for that!
I wanted to let you know that I finally budged off the weight loss plateau and am down 27 lbs. Dinner last night was bacon cheeseburgers and deep fried french fries.. and I had a burger patty with cheese on top and a slice of bacon. This is not easy, my friends. The results are agonizingly slow. But I'm going to stick with it. Have a great week, my friends! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)