Thursday, September 4, 2008

VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY



It's time again for Vintage Thingie Thursday! Head on over to Confessions of an Apron Queen and sign up to participate. If you like vintage stuff, you will find a whole plethora of amazing websites that are participating with great stuff.

This week I want to share a pewter Christmas plate that my mother, Rita gave me.


It is stain glass with over 200 different colors. The photos don't do it justice. If I use the flash it looks like thin plastic.


If I don't the colors aren't very brilliant. In person the colors are very rich.



Now, this isn't vintage in the sense of being antique. It's the United States Historical Societies 1983 Christmas Plate replica from St. John's Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana. The border is very detailed, and it's numbered.



So, if you really, really want to see it in it's glory, you have to come here to the compound. I'll not only feed you, I'll let you use my noodle in the pool. Yes I will.
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**Another BBAD excerpt....Renny knocks on the bathroom door (water closet), Jerry doesn't answer so she thinks it's empty. She comes laughing into the living room where Dan and Memphis are. Jerry comes out and she yells at him;

"Jerry, please answer when I knock on the bathroom door."

J: "You barely knocked, and I was getting ready to answer you when you opened the door."

R: laughing, "You guys wanna know what Jerry looks like when he pee's?"

J: "Never mind Renny."

D: "No, Renny, please, no."

R: "Look guys, he does this....she puts one hand on her hip and the other one holding on to an imaginary piece of equipment, rocking back and forth." LOLOLOL

J: "Renny, your full of s**t."

28 comments:

Patty said...

I'm sorry. Did you say canoodling in the pool? Is that what they do on Big Brother? What are you doing up so late? Leaving comments on blogs like me? The dog just gave me the eye so I think I need to put her on the bed but I wanted to see what you were sharing for VTT first. I would come over and see the plate if I could. I bet it's really pretty in person.

Patty said...

P.S. Every time I see that picture of Brian with the X and "Evicted" across his face, I crack up. And, I don't even watch the show.

Coloradolady said...

Lovely plate. I am sure the colors are wonderful in person.

eileen said...

Very beautiful plate. I know how hard it is to photograph things like that! I think you have to have a special lense or something.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

This is my favorite vintage thingie you've put up so far, and the fact that it's from Rita makes it even more special. I think it's gorgeous.

Please sign me up for the Grandma J. Getaway, complete with water aerobics. I'd like to sign up for my excursions in advance. Of course water aerobics, but I also want to take the field trip to see the guy who helps you with your technical stuff. He has to be a genius.

Please let me know when I have to send my money in. I'm working on travel arrangements now. Will I need a rental car or can I hope on the Compound Shuttle?

Philly said...

Very nice plate. Do you leave it out all year?

#1

Suzanne said...

That is beautiful. I would love to come see it in person, and I will bring MY own noodle. I have oodles of noodles too. Love them.

Rebeckah said...

I am DEFINITELY coming on the trip to the compound! I am glad you are sharing noodles because I think it would be very cumbersome to travel with one on the plane. The plate is very beautiful.

Lidian said...

Beautiful plate - I love stained glass!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Lovely plate. I am afraid I would break it if I touched it. Can I still come to the compound anyway?

ellen b said...

Food and the Noodle, how can I resist...
I really like all things pewter and the combination of the pewter with the glass is great. Enjoy...

splummer said...

Your plates are beautiful!!! They are always more beautiful in person!!!

Carrie said...

This is a beautiful nativity plate. I've seen them offered years ago, but couldn't get it them for my nativity collection. I have lots of sets of nativity plates but none from this series.

Jennifer said...

That plate is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Her Shabbiness said...

Grandma J, I'd have that gorgeous plate out on display all year long. I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

OMG...that plate is stunning...the colors! That piece is a keeper!

Grandma J said...

I'm surprised at how many of you want to come to the compound! The door is always open, and the noodles are in the hall closet. Transportation is provided as well.

Judy said...

What an unusual pewter piece. I've never seen one like it. It's a work of art.

Stephanie said...

Love the stain glass in the plate. I'm sure the color is beautiful when held up to a window!

Vintage Mommy said...

Spectacular colors when held up to the light! I love pewter, too.

Nick said...

if i come and visit you at the compound where would i sleep??? lol

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Beautiful plate--I've seen others like it-the colors are brilliant!
Even more special since your mother gave it to you! Makes a lovey keepsake and will only become more collectable.
Enjoyed!
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

Grandma J said...

Nick, with Paul and Harvey, unless they protest.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Woot! Woot! I'm so glad Dan got HOH.

WHen's the season finale? Are you gonna be in Alaska during it?

Grandma J said...

I'm glad too. I think the finale is on the 20 something...

Kathy said...

The top picture of the plate looks great. Love it!

sista #2 said...

I know...I am late....

I love stain glass....that is just beautiful!!

Jewelgirl said...

You are right a gorgeous plate,
the colors are wow! What a treasure
to own Grandma J!