Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving (early)


I'm having Suisse Mocha this morning in a cup that I only use during the Autumn. I like the changing of the season from Summer to Autumn, the growing crispness in the air, the colors of the leaves. The end of November brings all that to a close and brings in the bareness of Winter. While the Fall season lasts, though, I'll enjoy it. This coming Thursday is our Thanksgiving celebration. Mother always did the cooking, and I don't have the heart to do it now; so we're buying dishes ready-made. It'll be fine. We'll have turkey breast (I'll cook that), a small boneless sliced ham, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, fruit salad, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and desserts.

We have a children's book that illustrates the poem "Over the River and Through the Woods", and I remember singing the words as we were on our way to Mother's when the kids were little:



As to the cup and saucer, there's no marking on the bottoms, but I've discovered it's a transferware ironstone pattern called Memory Lane (Pink) by Royal (USA). I bought this in a local antique mall. The pattern isn't rare or expensive, even though it's '60s-era and long discontinued. You can buy your own online for $7.99 at Replacements.com.

Join the party at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog. I'm headed over there to see what the others are up to this week.

16 comments:

  1. I like your transferware. I do remember when the various patterns and colors were quite popular. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving with your family. I'm not cooking the traditional meal either, we are going to a pot luck at a friends place.

    Darla

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  2. I was surprised when I saw your autumn cup and saucer, and thought how similar they were to the pieces I use between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, I followed the link to your pink Memory Lane china, and did a search for mine. Lo and behold, the china I have is ALSO by Royal. Although not expensive, all the pieces I have add up to a small fortune. I was shocked to see how much a sugar bowl and lid went for ($19.99). I have two. I also have two creamers ($11.99 ea). Thank you for the link, dear, because not only will I appreciate these more than before, but I also feel RICH after seeing how much some of the pieces are worth. And to think, my grandmother collected these pieces by the week by purchasing a certain amount of groceries.

    Thank you for sharing this and your Thanksgiving wishes as some of us wish we could head to Grandmother's house for Thanksgiving.

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  3. Hello and Happy T Day! Such a pretty cup and saucer and your beverage sounds yummy. The menu for your Thanksgiving sounds good, your the second person I heard that makes mac/cheese, is this for kids or does everyone like it? Just reading all this food is making me hungry for Thanksgiving, can't wait to eat ours. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday.

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    1. We haven't always had the mac & cheese, but my daughter started bringing it once she moved out. We all like it. The kids are grown and there aren't grandkids yet, so we all get to be "kids" on these occasions ;)

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Happy T-Day!

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  5. That is a beautiful pattern on your Autumn cup. Except for Christmas time I usually don't swap cups. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

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  6. Its strange for me to read that everyone is cold and snowing while I am sweltering in heat here but I love this season for the lovely fruits I can get. love your teacup very traditional colours, reminds me of my late grandma and old England
    Bridget #1

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  7. Holiday traditions can be rough when family members pass...... Hubby's mom and dad are both gone now and we loved the huge get togethers of friends and family they had for Thanksgiving and Christmas... Our celebrations pale in comparison now but we try... we keep trying for the sake of the younger generations. Even if we can't make it like it was we can make it the best we can... I hope you have a good day Divers.... Happy Tday. Hugs! deb

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  8. I have some tea cups from Royal, but they're not as pretty as yours. Pink is always pretty.

    Easy is the way to go for Thanksgiving prep, I think. Enjoy your dinner; it sounds good!

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  9. Thanks for your lovely comments. I love your teacup and am sorely tempted! Enjoy your holiday celebration!

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  10. Love the cup and saucer...and we used to actually sing 'Over the river and through the woods' song on the way to Grandma's...my daughter loved to sing and eventually became a music teacher. :) fond memories of traditions...happy T Day, and a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  11. Oh, now I want Thanksgiving too! That is such a charming song and poem, I can just see your car scampering away to grandma´s when the kids were little, keeping pace with the song.

    The cup is wonderful and reminds me of Röd Fasan, makes me think of my own grandmother...
    https://www.google.se/search?q=r%C3%B6d+fasan&rlz=1C1PRFC_enSE593SE593&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=663&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4_B1VM7IHuT4yQOu0oKQCQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, that china you posted is quite similar. :) It must be a popular concept.

      Help yourself to Thanksgiving! Heaven knows we tried out plenty of European holidays when the kids were young. Parties are always fun :)

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  12. Pretty cup! I love the French Vanilla and having it in a special cup makes it taste even better, doesn't it? LOL! ;) Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Belated T-Day! :)

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  13. Apologies for the late visit, I hope you had a Happy T Day - Your little cup is very pretty and I enjoyed the cheery thanksgiving song :o))

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