This 50th anniversary picture is how I vividly remember themLydia Victoria (Beck), for whom I was named, and Samuel Adams Kelly had an old house in Provo with one bathroom and two bedrooms. When staying at their house, Camille and I would usually sleep in the fold out sofa in the living room which was off the big old porch in the front of the house. I wonder if they ever sat on that old porch.
I just remember them sitting in their 2 metal tulip chairs off the side of the house stairs near the little two tire driveway leading into the packed one car garage.
....Or this. I don't remember the colors, but maybe one was green and one yellow???I have some little replicas of these old vintage chairs on my bookcase during the summer.
(Oh, that reminds me of another didi that I mentioned to Michael the other day. Grandma also had a picture of a chicken and egg with the question "Which came first?" as the caption. Another time? You say? Get to the point?)
Oh yeah, my grandma's kitchen. We used to eat on very colorful dishes that had been purchased for her by my father. He was her sweet 19 ish year old son serving his country across the world in Germany in WWII. The year was probably 1945? He went into the army the summer of '44, so it could've been that year too. Apparently he sent $$ to a girl friend and asked her to get his mom the dishes for Christmas. My usually non-jealous mom, I recall, never really liked those dishes much, but I always thought they were great colors and shapes.
I always thought the drink pitchers were so interesting in their form, and the gravy boat was really cool too. They were in turquoise, and pink, dark blue, ... I can't recall all the colors. Very Art Deco and a new idea of non-matching dinnerware in the 30's and 40's.
Well, I bought some reminiscent Fiesta Ware in various colors this summer. They are still the same sizes and shapes. More colors than before, but apparently the company always has at least 6 colors in production, and you can usually find newly retired colors for the same price or even less.
CSA? Yes this week we had purple cauliflower. It was beautiful)
I read somewhere that at least 2 of the colors at any given time are from the original set of colors, released in 1936 by an American pottery company Homer Laughlin. Some pieces that were in production for short time periods are in high demand today.
I wonder if any of my cousins have those old dishes my father bought for his sweet mother in storage or use somewhere??? I'm gonna have to find that one out.