Friday, August 03, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday"



Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


My show and tell this week is this crystal bowl, which was a wedding gift from my Grandma. My Grandparents have always been very careful with their money, and so receiving this Mikasa bowl was a special surprise.




For years I thought the beautiful pattern etched on the bottom was of grapes and leaves, but after looking more closely, I'm thinking it is some kind of flower.


I just don't know what kind!


I don't get the bowl out very often, but when I do, I like to use it as a centerpiece on my kitchen table.
Today, I have used lemons and sprigs of tiny pink flowers.


Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


If you would like to join in for Show and Tell, here are the guidelines:

***Post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Please do not use Mr. Linky unless you have a Show and Tell or the link will be deleted.

***Link back here so that others can share and read through all the links. If you don't know how to do this, email me and I will send you the link code.

***Please do not host your own "Show and Tell Friday" at your blog. I'd appreciate it if you keep There's No Place Like Home as the only home of Show and Tell Friday.



58 comments:

Tiany said...

Beautiful!! I cant figure out what kind of flower it is either, it looks like an Asian type of flower maybe???

Kelli you have such an eye for beauty! I love how you decorated your bowl, simple yet elegant and romantic! I love it!

I'm off to bed now since little one will probably be waking all night again! :-(

Tammy said...

Do you know, I think I received a very similar etched bowl for my wedding, too! I should really get mine out and use it more often!
I love how you arranged your bowl...very creative and beautiful!
And how special that your grandmother gave it to you!

I am participating for the first time this week! :)

PEA said...

Oh Kelli, that is such a beautiful bowl and it's made more special because of who gave it to you:-) I can't make out what the pattern is of either...I thought of grapes at first too but now I see that it's some type of flower! Ok, I'm off to bed now:-) xoxo

picketfencemom said...

This is a beautiful bowl, and it's even more special because of who gave it to you! I think sacrifice makes a gift sweeter!
I really like the simple elegance! Just lovely!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Amy

Betty said...

Kelli, what a special remembrance of your grandparents and an heirloom to pass down to your children....

Morning Glory said...

That's really beautiful. The flowers remind me of the plumeria I saw in Hawaii.

jennifer said...

I love the bowl! Very elegant, and beautiful! I can't tell either what it is, flowers or leaves ...
No matter..not knowing does not take away from the beauty!
Jennifer

Lori said...

Your bowl is so pretty. You are always so creative. I love the lemons and sprigs of flower in your bowl.

I have a Mikasa bowl similar to that. We received as a wedding gift.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful treasure!

This reminds me of a bowl that my Granny gave me on my wedding day. It was a wedding present given to her parents on their wedding day (which also happened to be the 2nd Saturday in Novemeber 81 years prior to my day).

I do think your bowl has some kind of flower etched on it, although I don't know what it is. Either way, it's beautiful! I know you will cherish it for many years to come, maybe even passing it on to your grand-daughter one day :o)

Have a blessed Friday Kelli!

Pam said...

Lovely bowl and very special. I like the idea of using it for a centerpiece.

Lana G! said...

Beautiful. I like how you decorated with it as well! Great idea to bring some of those pieces out of hiding.

Anita said...

Kelli, what a wonderful memory to your grandparents! Yes, I would do it like you and won't use it every day - just for special occations.

Connie said...

It is a beautiful bowl. The memory of your grandparents giving it to you really makes it a lovely treasure.

Take care,
Connie

Hootin'Anni said...

I'm doing one of the Show and Tell' for the very first time...but it's not trinkets, it's more a memory that hit me when I was making the recipe this week [with photo]

Your bowl it gorgeous!! Ya, the Miska glass is most always flowers of some style.

Happy Friday everyone.
MY SHOW & TELL

Penless Thoughts said...

How beautiful and so cherished because it came from your grandmother and you know the love & careshe took selecting it.
Susan

dot said...

Kelli, your bowl is beautiful. Like the way you arranged the lemons with the flowers.

Lea said...

I love etched glass... My show and tell is a little different today... but I am obsessed these last few days...

ellen b said...

How sweet that you can think of your Grandma when you use this bowl. Blessings...

Gina said...

Your bowl is gorgeous!! Grandparents gifts are always so cherished! Somehow they just know how to touch your heart.

Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Such a pretty bowl.

Chrissy said...

Wow. That is beautiful! I like how you decorated it for your centerpiece.

Amanda said...

It's lovely Kelli! They picked out a beautiful present!

Amber said...

It is beautiful Kelli! I know it will be something you will always treasure!

Lady Laurie said...

What a beautiful bowl ~ I love how you just have the lemons and little pink flowers, very pretty.
Have a wonderful Friday!

Sharon said...

That is a very pretty bowl! I love how you made an elegant centerpiece for your table with it.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Lovely, lovely, just lovely.
I think the flower may be Geranium. The leaves look like a Geranium. What a great display you made

Becky said...

That is a lovely bowl, and I love the arrangement you made with it!

I agree that it looks like geraniums.

Have a wonderful day!

Christina said...

Oh, my goodness! I think that my husband's great aunt and uncle gave us a 4 piece dinner set that matches this. I'll have to take them out and snap a few shots for you. We'll see... Wouldn't that be a riot??? Give me a few days.

Jenn4Him said...

So lovely, indeed. Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Janice ~ said...

Very pretty bowl given with a lot of love. Your arrangement in it is gorgeous!

jar said...

What ever kind of flowers they are the bowl is beautiful. Your grandparents had a great eye for quality.

SimpleFolk said...

Beautiful! What a treasure! I also LOVED your homeschool open house post. I plan to do it myself, once I unpack our schoolroom. (We had to move the room because of a remodeling project and our summer has been too bust to get things back in order just yet!)

Amy

Susan P. said...

It is such a lovely bowl, but I know the sacrifice they made by giving it to you means far more! I loved how you arranged the lemons with the little sprigs of flowers ~ I'm sure everytime you see it it brings a smile to your face:o)

Anonymous said...

Poppies?

Carmen said...

Thank you for hosting this event! Thank you for all of your time and effort!

Dani said...

Kelli, the bowl is beautiful! How special for you to have that from your grandparents.

Janne said...

Very beautiful!

Mindy said...

What a lovely bowl! I really like how you have used it..what a sweet arrangement with the lemons and and flowers...it must smell terrific!
Blessings..
Mindy

ElĂ­zabeth said...

Geraniums they are!

Liz

Audrey said...

Hi, Kelly! I love your bowl. It is similar to one that my mum had that I now have but mine has 6 smaller matching bowls. I also love the lemon and statice you have arranged. This is my first "Show & Tell Friday"! Thanks for hosting this!
~ Audrey ~

Mrs. C said...

The bowl is lovely, Kelli, yet practical, too.

I've always thought that Mikasa pieces were so nice. What a special piece for you to treasure.

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Julie said...

Don't you just love crystal! Nothing quite as elegant.

Karen said...

That's a beautiful bowl, Kelli. I have one that is in the shape of an oval, and it has pink glass in the bottom of it. I can't figure out what flowers they are either. LOL!
What a treasure you have!

Barbara H. said...

Whew! I'm late today -- I had a deadline for a project due this afternoon.

That is a gorgeous bowl. Just gorgeous. And so special that your grandmother gave it to you.

Jodi said...

Kelli ~ I love Mikasa pieces. My dear hubby gave me a full set of Mikasa casual china for my 18th birthday (which he had shipped from Mississippi where he was serving in the Air Force). My father did get tickled, and asked if I thought maybe that boy was serious ~ lol. He was! ;o)

Suzy said...

Your bowl is beautiful...and it's so nice that even though things were tight for them, they wanted you to have something special.

Click on my show and tell note for a better view!

Henny Penny said...

Hi, Kelli! What a lovely bowl! LOVE the lemons! MMM

My Show-and-Tell is my new blog. Hope to see you there sometime! ;o)

(Old blog-The Woman)

Kriss said...

Kelli, you should email your pictures to this site to see if they can identify it for you. Mikasa really is a broad spectrum because you have the high-priced upscale, the high price casual and the low price upscale. I bet they could tell you the name of the pattern so you could have it for memory value and then if you wanted to purchase pieces to give to your girls for their own weddings.
http://www.replacements.com/crystal_dentify.htm

OOO, let me know what you find out if you email them.
:) Can you tell I like glassware!
-kriss

Mica said...

Kelli, so nice to meet you and visiting your blog. I love this Show and tell Friday's idea. I just posted my share. I also added you to my favorite blog list. Hope to see ya soon.

Mica

Lynne said...

Pretty bowl and I love the lemons with the tiny flowers-so country French looking! I just may "borrow" your idea.

Naturegirl said...

A beautiful keepsake of your grandmother! The lemons look great!
hugs NG

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Very pretty!

Marci said...

The bowl is beautiful. What a wonderful gift.

charish said...

Kelly, How pretty. We have had lots going on here therefore I have not been able to take part the past two weeks but I will be back next week.
Your friend
SaRah

Gina E. said...

Beautiful bowl, Kelli. I'd have it out permanently on show I think, even if I had nothing to put in it! Thanks for visiting my blog so often.

Cris said...

It is soo beautiful, I love etched designs.

Ruth said...

I love glass dishes and jewelry, and that bowl is beautiful!!

Teresa said...

Had I written the song "Favorite Things" for the musical, Sound of Music, lemons and lavender would have been in the lyrics. What a beautiful presentation and the bowl is lovely!