Today I'm participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Colorado Lady - please click on her button if you would like to participate with all the other wonderful ladies in blogland.
The dishes I am showing you today are Rosenthal china. These dishes were my mom's and they are the few remaining items that I am lucky enough to possess.
My parent's were stationed in Germany during WWII, in fact, I was born in Nurenburg. I can remember a few stories that were shared during this time - but not many. We lived off the local economy and my dad was a Master Sargeant so we lived fairly well during that period of time.
My mother used these dishes on a daily basis and when the war was over, packed them into a container to be put aboard the ship when we left Germany for New York.
I'm sure she had more pieces than I have now but the pieces were broken over the years with each successive move and packing and unpacking.
They are beautifully made and so paper thin - unlike the dishes of today.
The small cups are part of a tea set she gave to me when I turned 16 and I carefully packed it away so it would not be lost or broken. With that simple act I managed to save part of my heritage and history.
I'M VERY GLAD OF THAT!
Blessings to all of you and happy Vintage Thingie Thursday.