Thursday, February 21, 2008

Show and Tell Friday - The Silver Bride and Groom

This was a fast week ! Kelli's Show & Tell is a lot of fun, head over to her blog to see what everyone is sharing this week. Today I want you to see a treasure that my mother-in-law gave to us a few years ago. These tea cups belonged to her grandparents, and were given to them on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary.
The inscriptions on the cups say, in German, the Silver Bride, and the Silver Groom. I am sorry my pic doesn't do them justice, they are very beautiful. On the bottom of the cup is an eagle and 'P.K. Silesia.' Whatever that means. Here is a photo of this same couple -

Michael Herman and Annie Schappert, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

27 comments:

Cheryl said...

What beautiful cups and photo you have. My how the times have changed, I don't think they make such a thing anymore.

Rebecca said...

Oh what a beautiful treasure you have!! Thanks for showing them today.

TJ said...

These are beautiful, and meaningful! I understand how hard it is to capture some things on camera (I'm the worst photographer), but you did well with these!

Kelly said...

They're beautiful - and I love vintage photographs, so pairing them with their original owners made this post so special. :o) What a beautiful keepsake.

cherished*vintage said...

Those cups are wonderful! How fun to have a picture of the happy couple too. 1897 - 1947 wow!
-Karoline

Penless Thoughts said...

Great S&T and what wonderful items to have and it was special that you also showed the picture of them.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

This is just so amazing!!! I love the 'family' show n tells the best! And the photo of the lovely couple was a great addition to your post. Love it.

Happy weekend. My show n tell is shared, I hope you can drop by sometime!!

Linda said...

What pretty tea cups and I like their vintage photo too. Linda

Constance said...

You are a gal after my own heart! I love those cups! Seeing them in the photograph is so cool! I was thinking of how much things had changed in their lifetimes, being married in 1897!
Connie

Judy said...

What a wonderful treasure.

Lisa/Rick Rack Attack said...

I love that you have a photo of the happy couple at 50 years along with their cups! How wonderful!

Thanks for sharing. You can check out my show & tell at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

How well thought of you must be to inherit such treasures! Love the photo...Jen

Penless Thoughts said...

Me again!! Your comment on my S&T

"I am increasingly surprised at what I have, and then wonder what I can do to pass it on to my children and g-children - both physical objects and knowledge and love."

This is one of the reasons I am so excited about blogland. Not only am I meeting so many wonderful people and making friends along the way, but I am posting things that my children can see and be aware of. Even my just turned 13 year old granddaughter, Oksana, was reading my 100 things the other day and said "I didn't know....such & such". I said, "I bet you learned a lot about your grandmother you didn't know!" What a blessing.
Susan

Feathering My Nest said...

What lovely cups. I just love to see older couples who've stayed together that long, and are still in love. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come again when you can.

Kathi

Barbara H. said...

I love that picture, and what sweet mementos of your mother-in-law's grandparents and their marriage.

Lori Stilger said...

What a treasure! It's so special to have the photo to go along with the cups! Thanks for sharing!!!
Have a BLESSED day. :)

Jennie said...

How lovely to have these family heirlooms to treasure, and the wonderful photograph too. I've only been married 20 years - 50 seems an absolute lifetime.

Jean said...

Your cups and saucers are beautiful! I love the picture!

nannykim said...

love that old picture!! (better than the cups--it says so much)

Simply Stork said...

wow that is a treasure...I love the picture of them too...very sweet :o)

~simply~

(thanks for stopping by...please come and visit with me again :o)

Heather said...

What beautiful keepsakes of your great-grandparents! Truly a treasure. ;o)

Martie said...

How wonderful that they were blessed with 50 years together. Oh, if we only saw that type of committment more now adays. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
~Martie

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely tea cups and the photo
is priceless too! Wonderful
things to cherish from your
family. Terrific show & tell!

Connie Marie said...

You have a couple of treasures to pass on to your own children. Thanks for showing them.

kbbryant said...

It is amazing that those cups have lasted this long, intact. Treasure them.

Kathy b

Kelli said...

Wonderful show and tell! The teacups are beautiful treasures and thank you so much for sharing the lovely anniversary picture too!
~Kelli

Annie in Austin said...

You are so lucky to have these, Muum! Some antique sites say the PK Silesia stands for "Porzellanfabrik Konigszelt Silesia", made in the Konigszelt factory in Silesia, an area where Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic meet. I'm not sure which country owned that part of Europe in 1922 when your great-grandparents celebrated their silver anniversary.

Well dinner will be late tonight, just because I couldn't resist googling Silesia!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose