Today, I am taking you on a tour of my sister's china cabinet. Isn't the color combination lovely? I especially love the greens and blues of the Fiesta on top.
The cabinet itself belonged to our Great Aunt Necel. It is part of a set that includes a large buffet cabinet, a small buffet cabinet, a round table and six or eight chairs. I think my sister still has most of these pieces which have received a coat of fresh, white paint. (Bravo!)
As you may have guessed, I was named for Great Aunt Necel. Here she is with her husband, Frank. Many of the items in this photo are still around. Aunt Necel was born in 1888. She was about 4' 11" and wore a size 4 shoe. Such a sweet, little lady.
These are my sister's favorite pieces. They are not marked and she's dying to know what they are.
Do you know what they are? I sent photos of them to Replacements and they never responded. (I stumped Replacements!)
I am picturing lots of teacups so I am linking to Tea Party Tuesday at Rose-Colored Glasses. Tea anyone?
Here is my sister, Biz, and her husband, James, in their dining room. (Isn't she cute!) I'll bet she's painted it a different color by now. She's always painting... and making James spray something white.
Biz is short for "Elizabeth." She's named after our great-grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth. And our mother, Nelda. So, my sister's name is Nelda Elizabeth. But she's been "Biz" forever.
These are Aunt Necel's Blue Onion dishes. Biz says the teacups are just perfect for dunking Oreos.
Don't you just love the blue and white?
Our grandmother was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Texas Division. (I have no idea why this photo is posting sideways! It's right-side-up in my photo program.)
This is my favorite photo of Grandmother. She was born in 1899.
Biz was blessed with a set of Bavarian china.
I think this Bavarian china belonged to our great grandmother on our grandfather's side.
Isn't it lovely? Maybe you'd like your tea in a Bavarian teacup today?
I hope you've enjoyed meeting my sister and your look inside her china cabinet. We have a lot more family china in the Old House and I have several sets here at my house. Maybe if I get around to dusting, I'll show it to you.