Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Aunt Ollie's dishes

I was raised by my Grandparents, well my Mom & sibling moved in with my maternal grandparents when my  parents split up. Well anyway my Grandmother 's sister Aunt Ollie ran an antique gift shop in an old hotel in Sikeston Missouri back in the 1960's and this cream , sugar and old platter was Aunt Ollie's.
I remember going to Sikeston from Mt Vernon Illinois where we lived and visiting Aunt Ollie And Uncle John ( didn't we all have an uncle John? )

My Mom and Aunt Ollie was always talking dishes and antiques, Not my Grandma, Grandma and me was was trying to find something cool to drink and a cool room in the house, no air conditioner back them. Grandpa Baker and Uncle John was always sitting in the living room talking,

Now that I made this short story long. Anyway this cream & sugar and platter was Aunt Ollie's . My Mom got them out of her house when Aunt Ollie went to a nursing home with Ovarian cancer in 1968.
Then when my Mother died I took them because I remember them from Aunt Ollie's house . And Now brown & white transferware is so in

I didn't take a picture of just the platter , same pattern on it as the big cream  & sugar


I like the inside of the creamer and this is not a small creamer and sugar bowl  either


I showed some of my brown transferware dishes once but didn't get these in the post . This is an old jug I bought once and gave to my Mom to match Aunt Ollie's dishes .



Here is a closet I store some of my dishes , want to see a mess?  LOL, really not much to look at now I see the picture


Way in the back is a Johnson Brother brown & white long platter

I found two of these transferware plates at a thrft store last week, one I never go to and there they laid

There is a blog and she has one of these in her header if I could remember which one I would add her blog name The Charm of Home , found it  ( she changed her header LOL )

I never in my wildest thoughts,  back when I was a kid would I believe I would grow up and talk about dishes like my Mom and Aunt Ollie, they both loved old dishes , now I do.        

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  1. Aunt Ollie's dishes, so sweet I would have love to hear the long version of it...I love the brown transfer ware, I don't own any but keep thinking I would love to. Nice post ty, enjoy your day with love Janice

  2. i do love the brown transferware!

    if you like, swing by my place where i am hosting a giveaway:

    and keep sharing your lovely posts!



  3. I love brown and white transferware. It's hard to find too. You have some wonderful pieces there and they have special memories too.

  4. Brown and white transferware is one of my favorites. I just have a few little pieces {teacups and saucers}. These are just gorgeous and they look quite big.

    visiting from WUW : )

  5. Beautiful pieces! I just purchased my latest brown transferware from Nancy's shop. I am enjoying your blog and now a follower. Found you on Ivy and Elephants

    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

  6. That is some splendid brown transferware. I really like brown the best. I recently bought 16 plates at an estate sale for next to nothing.

  7. Oh, these are wonderful treasures! I love the floral design - they're in perfect shape and will be heirlooms for a long time to come - beautiful.

  8. I have a few dishes from relatives too. And it means so much because of whose they are. Hard to find brown transferware, too. Very pretty.

  9. Isn't it funny how life goes around? And yes, I also had an Uncle John! Love Aunt Ollie's dishes.

  10. You know I loves me some brown and white. Love these too. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  11. Oh, I love your blog. I am your newest follower from Open House Party. I am so glad I found you. Your blog is beautiful, and right up my alley. LOL I used to live near Sikeston. :)

  12. Those are such different dishes. I have not seen them before. You definitely have keepers with them.

  13. My heart skips a beat every time I see that ship plate! Your sugar and creamer are lovely. it is wonderful you have them from family too. I am thinking I might show how I make my headers. I hardly ever see anyone talk about making them in Photoshop. That is where I made that one. Thank you for the mention, sorry I changed my header. Your dishes are so pretty!

  14. I really like Transferware and wished I had started collecating it many years ago..Now I just can't add another collection to my house but I enjoy looking at others. Nice story too!!

  15. Isn't it funny how we grow up to have the same likes as our families when we're so certain we never will when we're young?! ;)

    I love love love transferware, adore you pieces.

    Happy VTT!

  16. Ha! There's a lot of thing that I never planned on doing like my mother... but then it seems that it is just in the genes.

    Loved looking st your transferware and reading your story. I just started collecting the Pyrex and I guess it will soon be transferware...

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hoop Party!

  17. gorgeous!!!Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. XO

  18. Heh. We kinda DO turn into our parents, don't we?

    Love your collections, they're awesome.

  19. You have some treasures! The transferware is lovely, and made even more special with the family history. Brown transferware is so great to decorate with.
    Thanks for sharing! Happy VTT

  20. Brown transferware seems to be hard to find, but I do love it. It is so perfect for fall and winter tablescapes, the colors just seem to work for that season.

  21. Happy Summer!!! Been on an extended vacation, and playing catch-up now with blog reading...Your Aunt Ollie's special treasures are PERFECT! Thanks for dropping by the blog, too...I love to hear that someone else has been dragged over to the "dark side" with the bakelite collecting...I converted my Mom this past year, too! XOXO Tanya

  22. Your transferware is gorgeous and you're so lucky to have them:-)

  23. Your transferware pieces are beautiful and I love the pattern. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.

  24. Oh, what beautiful transfer-ware. And I love the short story. It is so fun to think back of Aunt's and Uncle's and Grandma's and the times we spent with them. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  25. Wasn't familly so much closer and more important them? I miss those laid back days. Your transferware is gorgeous, as are all your treasures. YOU are the one who has fabulous finds!

  26. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful story and the dishes are gorgeous on Simple & Sweet Fridays!


  27. Love your collection.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures