Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Grandma _ _ _ _ _

Can you fill in the blanks?

Does that give you a clue?

It's only five letters long.

Does this help?

_ _ _ _ _

Still not sure?

How about this clue?

I'm sure you're figuring it out now.

But if not.....

These are what I call my Grandma Bowls.

Every single one of these bowls belonged to one of my grandmas.  

I think they might be Bauer bowls since all my grandmas lived in California, but they are not marked.

All my grandmas are gone now but these bowls can bring them back to me in an instant.  
(Especially if I saw raw turnips in them.  Grandma F. always had raw turnips with dinner and I like them.  Never did go for the liver and onions though.)

Thanks for your visit today.

Do you have treasures that take you back in time?

Were you able to hold on to those family treasures?

No one in my family wanted these but I am so glad I scooped them up.

I'm sharing my vintage Grandma Bowls

Hope you can buzz on over there and see all the other lovely vintage thingies.


  1. These are the things I would case of a fire!! What memories!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. I, also, have some grandma bowls....just like you no one wanted them for their I kept them. We are the lucky ones....aren't we??



  3. I started hyper ventilating when I saw your bowls! I love them!

  4. I've been collecting Bauer pottery for about 15 years and those beauties are Bauer. None of mine have that kind of history, I may remember the street sale or auction where I bought them, unlike your memories of the bowls sitting on Gramma's table at meal time. You are very fortunate.

  5. Love your bowls and how special they are too you! I have a few items that are so special as they are from family.

  6. They sure look like Bauer to me! My grandma had some too, I specifically remember a big yellow one. But one of my cousins must have them, cuz my sisters and I don't. Not that we wouldn't have wanted them, but the cousins lived closer than we did and most things were gone... Anyway... your bowls are wonderful! And I can't believe no one else wanted them.

  7. Beautiful bowls that appear even more lovely because of the memories attached to them. I'm glad you have them. I have some kitchen items of my mother and a few things from my grandmothers. Each item cherished for the spark of memories they create. Thanks for sharing yours.

  8. I love your bowls!! I also have things that belonged to my mother that I could not possibly part with! :)

    I love your blog!! You got a new background and everything, didn't you? The vintage children and flowers are so so adorable!! Love love love it! :D The reason I don't when the change occured is because I haven't been blogging for quite a while!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  9. This is one of the cutest and sweetest posts I have ever read. It is really special...very colorful and VERY poignant. I am such a sentimentalist that I can relate to your love of these bowls so well....and they are all in such good condition. I feel the same way about my mother’s things I use every day. Some are ragged and close to worn out, but I love them passionately. Thanks for following the progress I am making with my little boxes and your positive words. This swap experience is so new to me.


  10. Nice bowls. I love the colors. I never had raw turnips, but i do like liver and onions once in a while.

  11. I love bowls and love the colors. and how special to have them from your grandma!

  12. I do not have any grandma bowls, but do have some things that belonged to mine. They are my most prized possessions. I loved her and miss her even today. Those bowls are wonderful treasures.

  13. I just recently was given 2 bowls from my Grandma that were given to her for her wedding (60+ years ago!). I am just thrilled to have them, and I feel so connected to her when I use them :)

  14. What wonderful keepsake treasures! I love the bowls. They are so cheerful!

  15. Oh, I'm so glad you have those! Those are my favorite kinds of treasures...used by loved ones, a little battered with love and age...perfect!

    Thanks for sharing these beauties!


  16. True family heirlooms! I have both of my grandmothers rolling pins and their recipe boxes. Such memories!

    Enjoy your memories!


  17. I have two little Bauer bowls that were my Grandma's, too! One is yellow and the other is blue. They are custard bowls with little handles on the side - the blue one has a lid. I love them and keep them out on my desk all the time.

  18. I luv the collection of Bauer. Im always on the look out for their terra cotta pots for the garden. Thanks for sharin....Julian

  19. Love them! I cherish some things from my grandmother and they always bring me such grand memories when I see the items. So special to have bowls that are pretty as well as sentimental.

  20.'re a teacher, AND you blog! That explains the coffee. :-)

    Yeah, I've heard 7th grade is a tough one, though I kinda have a feeling kindergarten is the worse (I couldn't imagine have 10-20 of my own kids at 5 in a room and keeping them in check, and having them learn anything to boot!)

    Thanks for commenting on my apples! You're in my prayers for the new school year. May you have nice supportive parents, enthusiastic and well-behaved students, no staff drama, and most of all JOY!

  21. i love your bowls! even more so because you treasure them! happy weekend sweet bee!

  22. Hi Sweet Bee,
    It is fun to use things that belonged to our grandmothers. Yes, I have a few pieces that are for either every day use or on display. And not alone from grandma's, the aunts are very well presented just the same.
    Have a nice day!

  23. I can scarcely believe no one wanted those treasures! They're beautiful, have survived the test of time. And they hold memories as well as food.

  24. I can scarcely believe no one wanted those treasures! They're beautiful, have survived the test of time. And they hold memories as well as food.

  25. Isn't it great when others are just focused on now. I have a lot of vintage memories cause other family members are the mentality...
    Those old things!?
    I have a wooden dough bowl that was my great-great-grandmothers. It is in great shape for being over 100 :)

  26. I love your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. How did I miss this blog before. The word cottage usually gets me everytime.


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