Friday, December 6, 2013

Grace's Pink Christmas

Uncle George's sister Grace loved the color pink.
She also loved fine antiques and was an avid collector
 of beautiful glassware, pottery, silver and Victorian furniture.
 Her entire home was filled to the brim with treasures...
...including signed Tiffany, Lalique and Faberge. 

Years ago, after she passed...I was lucky enough
 to be given her collection of vintage Christmas ornaments.
Almost all of them were pink
 and many were antique German treasures.
This year, I decided to display some of them
 on an old pink transferware platter.

Hope you are finding peace and joy this Christmas season.
We are counting our many blessings and holding tight
 to each other as we care for family members in need.

Happy Holidays to all!

Linking to How Sweet The Sound...Pink Saturday


Jane said...

The ornaments are beautiful! What a special heirloom.

The Old Parsonage said...

beautiful treasures! your aunt sounds like my kinda girl!!

enjoy your memories!


Carol said...

Just lovely, Laura, each one a treasure, just as the loved ones you're looking after.



Rose Garden Romantic said...

Gorgeous! I adore vintage ornaments and those are some of the prettiest I've ever seen!

Marie Arden said...

Oh they are really beautiful and especially since they are a family treasure. Happy Pinkmas to you Grace!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Your ornaments are lovely. I think it's even more special when they come with a history from a family member.
Happy Holidays.

Unknown said...

The ornaments is a treasure.
That lovely pink colour is sparkeling towards me.
Just beautiful. I love it.
Love from Norway.

Seawashed said...

What a treasure to cherish and remind you of her.

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...


Anonymous said...

They are beautiful and sentimental, the best of both worlds!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Grace, I would have loved visiting Grace and all of her lovely antiques and pink treasures. Lucky you to have these gorgeous pink ornaments. They look perfectly lovely in the transfer ware platter. How nice that you also have her name.

Wishing you a happy Christmas season.
xo, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

OOP'S, I am sorry Laura. I have a lovely Blog friend named Grace, whose Blog is "Pink in the City" I saw the name Grace and thought this was her post. Silly me. If she sees this comment I will hear from her for sure. HA!

xo, Jeanne

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How blessed you are to have inherited those gorgeous pink ornaments! I can't imagine trying to collect all of those...they are stunning! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

So wonderful that her treasures are being loved by another. This makes me want to collect my own set but maybe in blues? yes, I think I'll start today.

ornate splendor said...

Beautiful pink ornaments! How nice that they are being enjoyed by someone who appreciates them. Catherine

LV said...

Lucky you to have these beautiful pink, expensive ornaments.

Annette said...

Such a lovely treasure to have from her. They are just beautiful. We are enjoying sunshine and record low temps. Beats the rain in my book. Sending best wishes to you and your family.

Unknown said...

They are all so beautiful!!

Judy said...

Laura - All I can say is "Oh my...!"
This vintage collection of Pink Christmas is the most lovely of family treasures. Thanks for sharing.

White Lace and Promises said...

What an absolute delightful treasure of vintage balls, my favorite. I wish I could find these. They are so hard to find. Right now, everyone is holding on to their heirlooms. I have few pink ones that I purchased from another vendor at a steal!

Jennifer said...

These ornaments are just beautiful! Each one looks like a special treasure, and you have so many!
I have collected antique ornaments for years, and it's very difficult to find them in such good condition!
Lucky you! Thanks for sharing.

It's me said...

I love pink !! lovely weekend love Ria...x !

Bohemian said...

What a Wonderful Legacy your Loved One Created with her Collections that can be Cherished by subsequent Generations! These are indeed Beautiful beyond words, they just don't make 'em like that anymore.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Lorraine said...

Sooo beautiful, and so special that they are family treasures! Loving all the pink! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Debbie said...

These are LOVELY. Glad these pink baubles found a loving, memory filled space.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

What a wonderful "gift" to now have something that meant so much to a family member...and now it's been past on to you and someday another and another and another. Thank God for our family and family memories! They do last a lifetime.


Rustique Gal said...

Aren't they gorgeous! I am really getting in the mood for Christmas after seeing your last two posts.
Happy Day!

Heaven's Walk said...

Love love love the vintage pink ornaments, Laura! And to have the special memories, doesn't get any better than that. :)

xoxo laurie


So beautiful pinks! LOVE
xoxo Mira

Curtains in My Tree said...

How wonderful to get your Aunts gorgeous pink ornaments

Lana Manis said...

Such a lovely way to remember your aunt!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Pink is unique ... such a beautiful vintage collection
I 'm sure Grace is looking down and smiling to see them displayed and loved.
Thank you so much for your warm welcome to my first blog. I adore the theatre and appreciate the amazing talent of Dore.
Merry Christmas!

June said...

Aren't you so blessed to have these Laura?! What treasures. Grace must have been a romantic at heart. I love her collection of pink.
Wishing a lovely Christmas season.
Stay safe in all the bad weather there in the east my friend.
hugs from here...

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Laura,
Thank you dearly for welcoming Vera to blogging your a doll.
As for Graces ornaments they surely fell into the right hands, (yours) it's so wonderful when treasures like these are passed down so they can be loved all over again.
Pink, was such a colour then and for some reason has never swayed the delicate eye of the beholder.

I so wish I had been able to get some of my grand mothers bubblers something so nostalgic about vintage ornaments.

Thank you for sharing with us the grace and beauty of Graces treasures.

Merry Christmas


Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Mmm, treasures indeed! She had fabulous taste clearly!

Pura Vida said...

just the prettiest thing ever!

Kateyed said...

Beautiful Laura. So nice to see your lovely things! My daughter and I are in South Dakota where my father-in-law is in hospice. A hard time but we are also holding close to each other.
This will be signed from Kat but it is really from Sue!!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my! I so love the vintage pink. I will be looking for these at my next visits to estate sales. I don't know why your blog hasn't been showing up on my reading list. It' going crazy. I always loved reading you. Hope to follow more closely.

Happy New Year,

BluKatKraft said...

These are just gorgeous! Love ornaments :)