Friday, May 11, 2007

Kelli's Show and Tell Friday!!!



In the photo you will see some Mexican pottery that my grandpa Booker bought years ago! I was told he was always purchasing things from a catalogue company called "Old Time Mexican Pottery". My grandpa is in heaven, but when I look at these pieces in my home, I think of him fondly. I have them displayed in my kitchen, above my cabinets. My Aunt Tommie had these pieces in her possession until 7 years ago; that's when she relinquished them to me! She thought since I had married a true live Mexican, that I would be the perfect choice to give them to. *giggles*
Please click on the photo to enlarge it. I love the colorful patterns, don't you?


Did you notice the round piece with a lid has the word "MEXICO" painted on it? It also has a handle on the back, but you can barely notice it in this picture. I had taken these down to wash during my spring cleaning and thought, "Hey, I need a photo of these for Kelli's Show and Tell!

Happy Mother's Day ladies!

28 comments:

Sheri said...

Very colorful pattern and how special from your grandpa!

Trella said...

How wonderful to have been given them. I love the colors!

LBP said...

Your pottery is gorgeous. So bright and cheerful.

Jungle Mom said...

hey!
I never heard about these!

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice!! Being from New Mexico I appreciate things like this very much. The one looks like a tortilla warmer. Is it?
Happy Mother's Day, Pam.
Susan

PortraitofPeter said...

How wonderful that your grandpa's treasured items are now in your safe hands to cherish too.

I am fascinated by the designs and the colours reach out-to-you.

May they always retain a special place in your heart also.

Tina said...

Those are beautiful! They would match well here. Our floor is all mexican tile.

Momma Roar said...

"true live Mexican"

As compared to what? Marrying a dead one? lol I'm sorry Pam, this just struck me so funny!

Your pottery, by the way is beautiful, and a great treasure to have, I'm sure!

Have a wonderful mother's day!

Just Mom said...

Beautiful pottery.

Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

Tina said...

Leigh Ann you are a riot!

Pam, maybe one day I will take a pic of my tatoo, but don't hold your breath. It is nothing I am too proud of. :):)

I wanted to tell you Happy Mother's Day!!

And I am so sorry that someone said that about your father.

Karen said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well!
How neat that you got these! I had to laugh at your sister's comment though!
That is some beautiful pottery.
Blessings,
Karen

Pat said...

How did I miss seeing these in y0uor home??/ It is so colorful and beautiful!!

Found the painting for our wall yet??

Sharon said...

What a special gift!

Have a blessed mother's day!

CaraqueƱa said...

Very pretty, very colorful! Do you actually use them, or just show them? Happy Mom's Day!

Janie said...

Beautiful!!! I also love the colors. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Lori B said...

Very pretty pottery.

Happy Mothers Day to you too.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful treasure, the bright vivid colors are wonderful! Happy Mother's Day to you too!
Kelli

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

They are beautiful, Pam. The colors are so rich and happy. I know you must be so proud of them. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. connie from Texas

~Ginger said...

I love this..my daughter is married to a true live Mexican :) She is learning the ways of his family. It's quite different from the Dutch. She's doing well as a new bride with the Mexican traditions. She makes some mean Mexican food. I am proud of her.

Happymama said...

They're really beautiful. I can see why you wanted to show them.

~Kristi

Julie's Jewels said...

That is really pretty!! I pray you have a great Mother's Day as well.

Lyndy said...

Pam, What a wonderful treasure. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Lyndy

HsKubes said...

They are very lovely. I enjoyed reading the story behind them. How special.

~ Christina

Daughter of the King said...

Gorgeous Pottery...Happy Mothers' day to all of you....
A new blogger
Deby

Myrna said...

I love pottery--and these pieces are beautiful!

dot said...

Beautiful pottery! I had to go get a vase I have and compare with yours. The colors look similiar but the design is different.

Becky said...

Your pottery is beautiful. What a treasure.

Thanks for stopping by my place for show and tell yesterday. I have visited here before but I guess it has been awhile.

Jodi said...

Oh, I love these! My mom was born (and lived most of her single days) in Albuquerque. I grew up with many Mexican pieces (pottery, blankets, etc.) around the home. Your pieces are beautiful ~ and so sentimental! :o)