Friday, October 02, 2009


Cindy at My Romantic Home is hosting Show and Tell Friday.  Stop over there and take a look at her blog and also all the others who are joining in.

Since I used to do "My Favorite Things"one day a week, I am resurrecting one of my old posts for this Show and Tell.

Today I am sharing with you something that is very precious to me since it was a baby gift for me over sixty years ago. Yes, I said 6 - 0!! This sweet little dish was handmade for me by a friend of my parents. It says "This is Meryl's dish" because Meryl is my first name (after my mother).  I have never used the name Meryl - I have always gone by my middle name so you know this is old.

What astounds me are the things I have that are breakable and have survived all these years. My mother was protective of these things, as I am. I think it is a female thing: to treasure and to protect. After all, we do this with our parents, our children and with our friends. It is our most important "job" in this world.


Joyce's Journey said...

What a special dish!! I love when things are handmade. It is so nice when someone takes time to do something for you when they could be spending that time on themself. It is wonderful that you kept this dish in excellent condition for so many years. Treasuring keepsakes is a special gift.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Susan B said...

What a sweet little dish. And a wonderful keepsake for you to enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing something so special! Have a great weekend.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so adorable and it's so wonderful that you still have it! Thanks so much for joining in on my first Show and Tell!

I was able to change your MckLinky entry to Violetlady on my blog!

Jess said...

So awesome that you still have it.

I hope all is well. i have been lurking just not commenting.

Have a great new week

Love, jess

Karen said...

I love coming over here and seeing all of the lavender. My favorite color. This dish is so sweet. Being the second child, I don't have many mementos from when I was a baby. My brother got them all! I do have the family christening gown, though.

Ginger said...

What a special piece, and to think it is still in good condition after all these years! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my bedroom set. It's not maple; I really don't remember what it is.