Friday, April 9, 2010

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie
is hosting a party to allow us to show off our favorite things.

I sure don't know how to choose a favorite thing, but I'll start with my great-grandmother's punch bowl. This was really, in my opinion, the best estate auction buy of all time. My great-grandmother bought it at an estate auction in the 1920s for a dollar! It was hand painted in the famous Pickard studio of Chicago. She once told me that there were also matching punch cups, but she didn't win the bid on those. The painting of the currants and leaves with the gold tracery on the punch bowl is so exquisite, it takes my breath away each time I walk by it.

I'm now the fourth generation in my family to be the caretaker of this beauty! It is my absolute favorite of all of the dishes I own.

Please go by Laurie's to check out all of the other "Favorite Things".




19 comments:

Sonia said...

Oh how beautifully painted this piece is...I know you must enjoy it! Thanks for sharing...come by I'm having a giveaway!

Miss Bloomers

Marydon Ford said...

WOW! Pickard is one of the most beautiful & highly collectible treasures one can own ... yours is exquisite!

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sally how PRICELESS and beautiful that punch bowl is...thanks for sharing another great family piece with us....Hope you have a GREAT weekend my dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is indeed the most beautiful bowl I have ever seen. Just gorgeous. What a wonderful family treasure. Hugs, Marty

Mimi said...

That is a true work of art...just beautiful.

Mumzie said...

What a treasure...this has to be one of the most beautiful bowls I seen. Plus, it's been in your family so long and that in itself, is a treasure. Mumzie

xinex said...

OMG Sally, I cannot believe your grandma paid $1 for that exquisite piece. I have a Pickard bowl and tankard and I sure paid a lot more than that. That is truly gorgeous and how lucky that it is in your possession now....Christine

Sherry said...

Beautiful punch bowl. The colors are amazing. Such a great treasure.

Mary Ellen said...

Sally I remember seeing that beautiful bowl when I was salivating over all your beautiful dishes!!

I think the weather is finally turning nice! Came home today to 2 daffodils blooming!!

Bill has a hospice meeting the first Thursday of May- It is an evening meeting there in CC. Would love to see you - maybe dinner?

bee blessed
mary

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally! This punch bowl is the most beautiful thing! I've never seen anything like this. Is it a pottery or a china? No matter, it's gorgeous and what a treasure for you. You do have the most lovely things.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sally! I love your great-grandmother's punch bowl...gorgeous! I don't think I have ever seen anything like it!Thanks for sharing. I hope you are doing well! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, it is breath taking! And to think she got it for $1! What a beautiful bowl and what a wonderful story. I'm so glad that you are the keeper of this beauty and that you shared it for Favorite Things Saturday! laurie

Kathleen said...

I am amazed..a dollar? Just lovely!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty bowl! Great price - in 1920 $1 was worth a lot more .

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a stunning piece of art! That bowl is spectacular. I can't believe your Mom got it for $1 at the auction -- now that is savvy shopping! It's beautiful, thank you for sharing.
Cass

Kammy said...

That is one beautiful bowl ! I love the story too !
Kammy

Sue said...

Hi Sally and Happy weekend!...another wonderful piece of your family history..it is gorgeous!

santamaker said...

Wow, Sally this is certainly a treasure. Just stunning!

Susie Q said...

Truly beautiful Sally and oh what precious family treasures you have shared with us!

Love,
Sue