Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday!"

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

I am still at my Mom's house, so I will show a few treasures from her china cabinet.
China cabinet

This beautiful pottery teapot set was made by my grandpa in the 1970's.

His workshop was down in the basement and I remember looking at all of his finished pieces. Sometimes he would let my siblings and I practice on his pottery wheel. It was always harder than it looked!


Sugar bowl
Sugar Bowl


He signed his name on the bottom of each piece.

Several weeks ago I shared my Great Grandmother Irene's miniature woodstove. She was my Grandpa's mother and she also made pottery. Here are a few of her tiny teacups.

Her nickname was Rene (pronounced Ree-nee), so that is what she wrote on the bottoms.


Thank you for looking at my show and tell! We are coming back home tomorrow, so I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule soon. :0)

Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Childhood keepsakes
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-A favorite treasure
-Gardening pictures

What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

Please do not feel that you have to participate every Friday.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No place like Home. If you don’t know the link code, email me and I will send it to you.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name. I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.

That's it! After that, you can start visiting all the other Show and Tell participants!

Please type only your first name into Mr. Linky (not your blog name or what you are showing). This will make the list easier to read. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

What lovely hand made pieces those are. Hope your having a nice vacation!

Rose of Sharon said...

What a precious thing to have a tea set made by your grandfather! I see some other wonderful goodies in her china hutch as well!

I hope you have been having a fabulous time! Looking forward to having you back though too!

Blessings! Sharon

Carrie said...

I just came here from reading Yellow Rose Arbor. It just so happens that my post today shows and tells about aprons I received from friends.
Carrie@Oak Rise Cottage

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How neat! My DH has a great aunt named Rene pronounced the same way! I will get my show and tell out tomorrow. Late night for me ;)

Thanks for sharing more of your mom's collections, and the story behind it!

Have a wonderful evening.

Unknown said...

What a talented heritage you have, Kelli! And it comes out in you too. Long may it continue!

Blessings and bliss

Anita said...

Kelli, you never told me that you came from a pottery family!!! ;-))) I've never uses a pottery wheel but I'd like too.

Those pieces are very pretty and of cause, they are even more precious due to the fact that they were made by your grandparents!

Oh, you are already coming back tomorrow? Time flies! Hope you had a great vacation and have a save trip back to Texas!

By the way, your pumpkin tea was delicious, I enjoyed drinking it last week-end while sewing roses!!!! (Yes, roses are my current sewing project...)

Take care!

XoX, Anita

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) I love that creamer - it's got real personality!

I'm going to miss participating this week, just one of those very busy times here under the trees. Love, Q

Tammy said...

What incredible pieces they made! And what treasures to remain in the family! I love these!

Hope you're having a great visit and vacation!

Unknown said...

I see where you get the eye for pretty things....sure hope you are having a nice time on vacation !!! Many blessings to you and yours...have a safe trip back..


Hootin Anni said...

I've always wanted to do a piece of pottery! My own...

It looks like a fun art to learn.

These are wonderful works of art, and you always display them in your blog in such a terrific way Kelli!!

My slide show is posted for Show N Tell!

Happy weekend....have a safe trip home.

Sondra said...

What great pieces and handmade by someone you love! Hope you are having a fun trip.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Hi Kelli - these are lovely. Thank you for sharing. I'm glad you are enjoying your vacation!

Susan said...

The tea set is absolutely beautiful. How neat to have two in your family line that do pottery. Do you do any pottery?

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelli,
I love your pottery. It's especially wonderful because it was made by relatives. They really are beautiful pieces though. I pray your vacation is blessed.

Momma Roar said...

How precious Kelli! And what fun to be able to post Show & Tells from your mom's!!

dot said...

Beautiful pieces! Have missed you and hope you have a safe trip home.

Tracy said...

I love the pottery!

... said...

how cool. it's beautiful pottery and even more so knowing your father made it by his own hand. and your great grandmother's, too. wow!

thanks for sharing as you're away from home. hope you're having a good time.

LBP said...

As always, a beautiful show and tell! I see the apple didn't far from the tree your family is just as talented as you are.

Have a great weekend



Miss Rebekah Ann S. said...

Wow! How beautiful!

Mommy said...

What beautiful pieces of pottery! I love it all. I love the glaze that your grandpa used on them too.
What fun it must of been to try using a pottery wheel. I am always fasinated watching someone make something on one of those.

Dawn said...

I am a pushover for pottery...
How special these pieces are!!!!
My S&T is up over to my place.
Dawn @ (4:53am)

Susie said...

I'm sure your Mom must truly treasure this teaset made by your Grandma. Keepsake pieces like this are priceless..

Martha said...

I like handmade pottery! Thanks for showing us the collection!

Have a safe trip home. Hope you have had a restful time.


Mary said...

Your grandparents certainly were talented. These are lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing their talents with us. These family heirlooms will keep your grandparents alive in spirit. Beautiful!

Heather K said...

I looove that teapot set..your grandfathers talent is amazing!! I'd love to have that for a hobby!! It would so satisfying to look at work like that when all finished!

Irene said...

Dear Kelli,
Creativity runs in your genes. You must make the most of it. Thank you for sharing the love and memories.

Paula said...

What a wonderful collection! I see where you get your talent from when it comes to crafts. :)

Have a safe trip home!
Mrs. C

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

What great treasures, Kelli! It's really cool to have the hand-carved "signatures" on the bottom of the pottery items. I think that it's especially special that your grandmother's nickname is featured. What a priceless item to pass down through future generations!

Have a super blessed weekend!

Seeb said...

Thanks again and of course they are precious when a grandpa has made them .Have nice trip and glad to see you more.

MightyMom said...

beautiful pottery!

Sharon said...

One of my aunts had a nickname of Rene pronounced the same way!
I love the pottery!
Hope you are enjoying your visit and vacation!

Ruth said...

Love those pieces your grandpa made! Now, that is an heirloom!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

They were both very good at making pottery! I've always liked pottery pieces and have purchased a few pieces at craft shows.

I hope you had a great vacation! We've missed you!


Carole Burant said...

Such a gorgeous set of pottery dishes and to think they were handmade by your grandfather! Beautiful! xox

Amanda said...

I love the china, especially the pottery your grandparents made! Very talented. :)

Julie said...


I really, really like that tea set - the colors are so wonderful. And it is especially wonderful that your grandpa made it.


Lila Rostenberg said...

What a talented family! Making nice pottery takes lots of practice!

I like the glazes your grandfather used too!

Celestial Freak said...

I love the tea set your grandfather made! What talent! And what beautiful treasures!