Saturday, January 03, 2009

Dresser Dish

It's the first PINK Saturday of 2009! I'm starting the year off with something pretty wonderful, and I know many of the participants have saved something great for today, also. Be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and see what she and the other gals have on display.This porcelain dish has been on my mom's dresser for my entire life. It's her little catch-all dish for jewelry, change, safety pins, etc.On the bottom of the dish is this marking, so I did some research to find out more information. The Ilmenau Porcelain Factory was founded in 1777 and used a variety of markings over the centuries. The one on this dish dates from 1903-1930. On a more pop culture note, I also found out that Ava Gardner had the same dish! If you don't know who Ava was, shame on you!
See more PINK goodness by visiting How Sweet the Sound.

26 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Elizabeth, What a pretty dish - very special indeed! How cool that yours could be over 100 years old. Where do you keep it? Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

The Muse said...

love the gentle muted tones...this I can appreciate:) nice to have a family piece!

blueviolet said...

Hi. I stopped over from SITS this morning and I'm always amazed at how many interesting things you have in your collections!

Chris said...

I love popping in to see what you have to show from the past. I admire you for holding on to it, wish I had been a little more thoughtful of my past things. I am holding on to what I have left and what's sad for me is my girls have no interest in most of the items. I hope they change thier mind soon. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Smilingsal said...

I know who Ava was--Frank Sinatra's last REAL love. Happy Pink Day.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth.. that is a pretty dish! look at the roses! love it! thanks for sharing it! Happy Pink Saturday & Happy New year!

White Iris Designs said...

Oh I love this...what a grand treasure from your Grandmother!

erin said...

What a pretty dish! Happy Pink Saturday!

Gollum said...

Oh, the dish is gorgeous--and what memories. Happy New Year!

bj said...

OOO, girlfriend, I so know who AVA was...I just loved her and so did Frank Sinatra....*smile...
Love your beautiful pink dish...and yes, I also have something special saved for this first Pink Sat. of '09...be sure to ck it out...
love, bj

Neabear said...

This is so pretty! I love it. What a treasure for you to have that now. Happy Pink Saturday!

Robyn said...

Quite a lovely addition to Pink Saturday - such a treasured dish!
Have a fun weekend and a Happy New Year!

Susan said...

My first pink Saturday... Happy Pink Saturday!
what a pretty dresser dish!

bfs said...

Very pretty indeed! Happy New Year!

ellen b said...

Hello Elizabeth! How wonderful to be able to find out all this info on your mom's dresser dish! It really is pretty! Happy Pink Saturday to you...

paintinpatti said...

Such a beautiful tray! I love the roses. How neat that Ava Gardner had the same dish! Happy Pink Saturday.

Jill said...

The dish is soooooo pretty! I love things like that! My mom got rid of so many things when she moved from New York years ago that I would have loved to have. I look at old pictures now and wish I could turn back time. They all would be mine.!


Happy New Year!

CC said...

Such a wonderful piece..it's just beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, have a great weekend.

Beverly said...

Elizabeth, this dish is very special - and it is just beautiful.

Ava Gardner was from a small town not too far from where we live.

Happy Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

That dish is so pretty!! I am definitely old enough to know who Ava was!!
Have a wonderful pink weekend a a happy new year!

Rue said...

Hi Elizabeth :)

Of course I know who Ava is!! That dish is beautiful :)

Yep, we wore PJs to dinner LOL Oh and Annie won the Scrabble game :)

Happy New Year!!
rue

judicreations said...

Happy New Year Elizabeth!
Happy Belated Saturday too...
That is such a pretty little dish. I think it would be perfect doing the jewellery catch all it has been doing...so pretty.
How interesting that you found out about Ava Gardner too! I remember her.
hope you've had a lovely Sunday...
Judi

Ellen said...

What a beautiful piece. I have a few things passed down but not enough. We really have become a throw away world. :)Ellen

mannequin said...

That's so interesting that Ava had the same dish and so wonderful that something breakable can survive that long in your house!

Joy said...

Well if Ava had one, it MUST be chic!

(It is indeed absolutely lovely.)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I know Ava. All I can say is what a dish!