Blue Monday ~ Aunt Anna’s Stuff…

Last Thursday I popped in to see my mother and father. They live in a Senior Apartment complex and my Aunt Anna decided to move in a few doors down from them. Aunt Anna is my father’s only living sibling. When I was there Aunt Anna wanted me to come over and see some things she wanted to give away. Her granddaughters had no interest in these goodies. I gladly took a few things off her hands and let her know they would be used and appreciated.


This is a Blue Danube tablecloth with 12 napkins to match. I recognized the pattern right away since I have a few Blue Danube pieces including the teapot pictured.


She had a few things that my paternal grandmother had made and I was happy to nab this. I was also happy she had this photo of my grandparents to give me.


These were all from my Aunt, too. She made the apron. I really enjoy the old fashioned cut glass pitcher and glasses to match.

It’s always fun for a Thrift Store Junkie to shop for free!

Thank you to Smiling Sally for hosting Blue Monday. Please click over to join in the Blue Monday Fun!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

29 thoughts on “Blue Monday ~ Aunt Anna’s Stuff…

  1. What beautiful things that will be family treasures I am sure. I love the doily your grandmother made, that is just lovely. I love your cut glass pitcher and glasses too as well as the wonderful tablecloth and matching napkins. How wonderful you Aunt decided to give them to you. Have a great week!

  2. My what wonderful treasures you were given. They all great and something to be handed down. I think it is nice when loved ones give things to family members while they are still here.

  3. People don’t always appreciate treasures the first time they see them. I’m glad your aunt offered them to you. What wonderful items. Happy Blue Monday.

  4. What treasures! I’m sure the photograph has enormous meaning for you and the tablecloth and napkins are really gorgeous. I’m surprised they’ve retained so much color through the years. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  5. Things with a history are always so much more meaningful then new things. It is so special to have something that your grandmother made, especially in a family as big as yours. I would imagine those items are very scarce.

  6. Tablecloth and napkins are so very beautiful, and the tea pot really matches perfectly.

    Having family souvenirs is priceless. I’m glad to know you can get those treasures.

    Happy Blue Monday,

  7. What wonderful keepsakes. I love the Blue Danube colors..Very popular in Europe. I too was given a set of dishes, from my husbands mother, and no one else wanted the. They are a keepsake for me and I always use them.

  8. Oh my, what lovely things AND especially that they are from family! I love all the blue linens…they are very special. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hello,

    I have the same set and have wondered about it for some time and can find no information about it.

    Do you know the worth of such an heirloom?

    Thank you

  10. The blue onion linens are lovely. My mother had a whole kitchen of blue onion; she loved it dearly. Thank you for giving me memories of mom!

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