Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures 030116

A little worse for wear but still a treasure
This is a small pitcher my grandmother kept
with her collection of toothpick holders.
Its history is, as I know it, that it belonged to my great great grandmother
for whom my grandmother was named.
The first Annie was born at New Castle on the Tyne, England
and came to America with her family at the age of two in 1851.

Annie Blackett 
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11 comments:

  1. Fantastic glass piece and history behind it! (I wonder if the red part is cranberry glass, which was made with gold.)

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  2. Its lovely. So nice you know a bit of the story. What's unusual is to see the red glass combined with the cut glass/crystal.

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  3. Now this really is a treasure, and it is so nice that her name is on it and you have her picture. A perfect post for Tom’s meme.

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  4. A wonderful treasure to have and to know something about!

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  5. Gayle, now that's one fancy tooth pick holder! You are so fortunate to have and know so much about your family treasures. I wish that I could say the same. I can't wait to see what more treasures you have.

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  6. I've longed admired ruby glass and this is a beautiful piece to treasure!

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  7. For those wondering about the red portion of this pitcher. The 'ruby' appears to be painted on; evidenced by a few scratches. Probably not a great deal of value except as a keepsake.

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  8. How wonderful to own something that has been in your family that long.

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  9. What a sweet little treasure - such a long time in the family. It is precious.

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  10. It's just beautiful! And I love the photo of the first Annie as well!

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