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.


     Blessings to all of you and happy Vintage Thingie Thursday.


  1. Pieces to treasure. I especially like the embossed silver serving pieces.

  2. You are so lucky to have whatever pieces you have left. That is one thing my family really doesn't have much of.

  3. How lucky you are to have any pieces left after all that moving, but I'm so happy for you that you have a few pieces. They're beautiful and so delicate looking.. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

  4. How wondeful you have these special pieces. I'm sure your think of your parents whenever you pull them out.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Oh I am sooooo glad I came by,I just came by to thank you for your lovley note,but this post of yours is just perfect...that first shot looks like it could grace the cover of any decor magazine!!! Its all even nicer with your story of their history! I wish you a Merry Christmas and I thank you for coming by ....Chrissy

  6. They are beautiful! I have a child's white china tea set that is very reminiscent of this pattern!

    Thanks for coming by my blog today and leaving a comment.

    My nutcrackers are not all Kings either - - - I just call them "the kings" because many of them are.

    One of them, don't think he's showing on the steps, is a fisherman that someone gave my hubby!

  7. What a beautiful heirloom you have there...they are so delicate! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for your sweet comment, I've enjoyed visiting your blog and will be following along!

  8. Oh Jo, those pieces are beautiful and the history behind them and the memories that go with them are priceless... so happy you have them! Bisous... Julie Marie

  9. Hi!
    Your dishes are beautiful! Love the color of them. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

    Sherrie's Stuff

  10. It's nice to have some dishes passed down. They are real treasures. Happy Holidays!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  11. I like your dishes. It's nice that some of them survived.

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