Friday, March 20, 2009

Show & Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your closet if you have to share! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item. To find some more interesting “Show and Tell” stories, visit http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com/

I am a lover of fine China! One of my favorites is that of Royal Copenhagen! Philip and I were on holiday in Denmark and I went to visit the Rosenborg Palace which houses the Danish Crown jewels. While we were wandering through the magnificent old building, we were shown an amazing collection of white porcelain with three waved lines – this became their trademark in 1775. The blue fluted pattern is still hand painted today. I fell in love with the fine workmanship and absolute beauty of it!

When we left, we had some time to spare at the airport. We found a little shop at Duty Free selling Royal Copenhagen. I wandered around looking at the exquisite pieces, desparately wanting to buy something - no matter how small! I had just about given up when my eye spotted this little sugar bowl - in their signature blue and white with a little bit of gold!

I literally counted my crowns and had JUST enough to buy it! I packed it so carefully and treasured it all the way back to South Africa. I often use it, never as a sugar bowl, but when we have a dinner party I fill it with tiny mints!


When Philip went to Finland 2 years ago, he stopped off in Copenhagen to visit some good friends of ours. Remembering how much I loved the porcelain, he bought me this ….


Royal Copenhagen egg - it is so fragile, and lies in a box of straw! (Not the nicest photograph). Right, now that I have my own Danish treasures ... what about some crown jewels?

17 comments:

Judith said...

what happy memories and what a beautiful dish and egg - they are certainly treasures. Have a wonderful day, Judith

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....just wow! Those pieces are beautiful!

My show n tell is all about afghans this week. Do stop by if you get a chance. Happy Friday.

Avril said...

Those are lovely! Such a delicate egg too! When Elaine came home from Sweden she brought me a gift from a trip she and her friends did to Denmark - a cute little blue and white windmill with two figures. I don't think it was particularly expensive (she was a student!) but it's very sweet and is a treasure. Must photograph it to 'show and tell'. She also brought back the cutest glass bird from Prague ..... mmmm another post in the making here!
Have a good weekend!

The Morris Family said...

Hi Janet,
Just wanted to say , "I am honored" to have you stop by all the way from Africia!!! Thank you so much for letting me know. I was scrolling down and saw the pink cake , that was beautiful, did you make it? Keep in touch!!
Cindy

Smilingsal said...

Oh, you have two beautiful pieces! This would be a perfect post for Blue Monday. Here's my post:

http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/03/show-and-tell-friday-chocolate-bunny.html

Gattina said...

I also love chinese porcelain, it's so elegant ! and this egg is so beautiful !

A Hint of Home said...

That is very pretty china. I love the color combo. The egg is so delicate looking.

Jackie said...

Janet, what beautiful pieces! I love your sweet bowl and egg. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

Firefly said...

Two very interesting pieces. I specially like the egg. I have some old china from my grandmother. Maybe I should do some research and see where the come from.

Joy said...

Both pieces are very pretty! Have a great weekend!

ceekay said...

I'd like some crown jewels also!!
Your dish and egg are lovely and such tresured items!

KBeau said...

That's beautiful. I hope you don't have to keep that fragile egg packed away. It's too pretty.

Pam said...

I can't believe someone can hold their hands so steady to do such fine work. It's beautiful!

Love your little dish. It's really pretty. And the egg is very unique itself.

Have a great weekend,
Pam

pam said...

I love the blue. How pretty!

Linda C said...

I love the pretty bowl! I would be too scared to remove the egg at all:)

Linda C

Pam said...

What special memories with your husband. I know you cherish them.

Alice said...

beautiful bowl! i love the detail! and your egg is gorgeous, too. what a great hubby you have :O)

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