Friday, March 6, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Heirloom Picture

Show and Tell I am joining in on Kelli's Show and Tell Friday.

The last time I posted a show and tell, I shared this antique pitcher and bowl that came from my husband's grandmother, and you got a peek of the picture behind it.

This picture was handed down to us after my father-in-law's passing and it originally came from my husband's grandmother's home.

This picture hung in the living room of Grandmother, and my father-in-law later had it in the breakfast nook of his kitchen.

It is an early American scene of a loving mother, teaching her little daughters to clean and shine the copper items in their home. I wonder what their conversation was as they worked together and the girls each did her part to help. I don't know which darling daughter is my favorite. Each one sits so sweetly on her little chair- and is so intent in her work:)

I have some copper accent pieces around my kitchen that go along with the theme of this picture. Here are some chafing pans on top of the hutch near the picture.

Two tea kettles and a copper bowl decorate the top of the refrigerator. One of these tea kettles was found at Good Will and its handle matches the other white and blue porcelain handle perfectly.

And if your stop by for cup of tea, this is the tea kettle that I will heat the water in:)

I have to say that I do not shine my copper pieces very often. But if I could pull up a chair into this circle and and meet these little ladies, I would happily join in on the chores with them.

Be sure to visit Kelli's blog to see what lovelies she is showing today. And check all the other treasures being shown by the ladies who are participating in today's show and tell.
Who knows? You just might find a new blogging friend today:)


JanMary said...

Beautiful picture.

Can't imagine my 3 kids sitting so contentedly doing chores like that!

Your copper all looks so clean and shiny :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture! I like the little girl in red. That's neat you have copper pieces that match the picture.

Honeycombmama said...

I love this picture:) You have some very nice copper pieces in your home as well. They got together like bread and butter. Have a great weekend
Gina Jo

Elena said...

That picture is so sweet. It makes me think how important it is to include your kids in the daily chores of life. Mary helps me pick up her toys now in the evening. It is so good for her to learn responsiblity at an early age. Your copperware is beautiful and it was fun seeing how you have it displayed in your home. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Elena

Lisa Ann said...

The painting is charming. I love things with a family history. Lovely copper pieces.

Susie Homemaker said...

What a wonderful picture. I sometimes wish I had lived during those times...a simpler life indeed.

Your copper collection is quite striking.


Sandra said...

What a lovely picture and how wonderful it's been passed down to you. I love pictures of home life and as you said, all those little girls are adorable.

I also love the copper tea kettle on your stove. I'll be over for tea right away! :o)

Denise said...

The picture is adorable! I love pictures that tell stories! And your copperware looks great, as well!

Gattina said...

I just imagine being dressed like that with 3 little girls around me ! I think they all would run away, lol ! but the picture is very cute.

KBeau said...

I just love having things that have been handed down. So much fun to display them in your home.

Bernice said...

Hello Linda C
I have enjoyed looking thru your blog.
Thank you for visiting mine and leaving a comment about the wooden see saw my husband made.

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you are having a great weekend! ♥ Hugs :

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

I love your picture! This is a nice corner of your home with the pitcher and this beautiful tea cart.
Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Hi Linda C.

I love your picture and the way you arranged it with the pitcher and tea cart. Nice blog you have here - I'll stop by often!

Kelli said...

Wonderful show and tell! The painting is lovely and I love your copper pieces, too!

Zaroga said...

Linda, that is a beautiful painting. Who is the artist?

I love your copper pieces.

Linda C said...

The artist is B Polhask.

Lady Katherine said...

I just love this picture! Your so lucky to have it! Thanks for all your sweet notes on my blog! I read them all, and love all.

Karen said...

What beautiful treasures you have. It's even more special that they belonged to family.

HsKubes said...

What a beautiful picture!
And I love your tea kettle, too!

Susan B said...

I love your beautiful picture, and it's so nice that you have family history to go with it. You have some lovely copper pieces also! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving a comment! Have a wonderful week.