Thursday, 18 February 2010

VTT 6 - Bowl and China Basket

Thursday morning is here again, and I went through my photo archive to see if there is something I have not yet shown on VTT. Suzanne is hosting this weekly fun

So what did I find there? A hand painted bowl for vegetables or sweets  perhaps?

Maybe I will serve a cucumber salad in this, when the cucumbers taste like summer again. Thin slices of long green cucumber shaken with some salt and sugar in a bowl covered with a plate, then add cold water and vinegar until it tastes right. Lots of fresh dill crowns the salad. Serve cold with all kinds of summer food.

The flowers are painted by Great Aunt Saima.



The bowl is by Arabia, the flowers from 1948.

    

There was another picture from my old china cupboard, a porcelain basket for bisquits:

 

Isn't this sweet and romantic? All I need is the cookies, and company for tea.


The bottom markings only tell me that this is imported.

This was it for this week's VTT. Coloradolady has a long list of links of places to visit and enjoy. Happy VTT!

P.S. Today would have been Great Auntie Saima's birthday. Happy birthday, Saima!

28 comments:

  1. How nice to see that in your family too someone is painting porcelaine and dishes. This my mother did too and I still have some pieces of her. The little Roesler dish is romantic and perfect for a sewing tea afternoon:-) !!
    Have a nice day!
    Barbara
    P.S. Thank you for your e-mail yesterday evening!

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  2. I would be happy to bring over some cookies and tea to place in that beautiful porcelain basket. The bowl is just wonderful too.

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  3. Nice and beautiful things you are showing today.. I have got a coffee set from my mother from Arabia. It is called Blue Landscape and I am trying to find more for my daughters. I just need "time" to collect!
    We always use this coffee set for Christmas and it is a great tradition to use it..

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  4. That is an amazing bowl! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Beautiful hand-painted bowl. I am craving fresh cucumber salad now!

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  6. These are beautiful pieces! Happy Birthday Great Auntie!!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. All those painted porcelain pieces are very pretty.

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  8. I love the bowl, the colors are extraordinary, what a gorgeous piece!

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  9. What a beautiful bowl and ooooo,I love that gorgeous basket. Thank you for sharing such pretties with us. Happy VTT,have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Very lovely pieces.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love your bowls, especially the one with the hand-painted flowers.

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  12. Beautiful and delicate. Now that cucumber salads sounds delicious. I love vinegars.

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  13. Love the little basket! So precious! I've seen bowls done up like that for biscuits on the dining room table, but never a basket!

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  14. Beautiful bowl and I'm crazy about the basket-so delicate and yet, usable! Love it!

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  15. You come from such a talented family!

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  16. These are really pretty! Have a great VTT! Wonderful family treasures!

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  17. Really very pretty Ulla!

    Visit my post this week for the Dora Jung linens!

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  18. Beautiful porcelain basket and bowl! Thanks for sharing and happy VTT!

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  19. love that basket! pretty bowl too :-)

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  20. It's good that you use your treasure. The bisquit basket is very pretty.

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  21. I had a feeling it was one of Saima's pieces- she really was so good at china painting. What a lovely ceramic basket too. I hope she had many happy birthdays.

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  22. Hi Ulla, you have so many beautiful pieces in your collection and we love you to share with us. Loved your post on tatting. I have my mom's and grandmas and would love to learn, have tried several times and maybe someday will master it. Thanks forsurgise your kind words. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Marie

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  23. What a lovely memento you have from your great aunt. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

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  24. Your aunt did some lovely painting. Such nice pieces. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Ann
    tin and sparkle

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  25. That little porcelain basket is lovely!

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  26. I just LOVE that little china biscuit basket!!!

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  27. That porcelain basket is quite lovely! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

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