family dining

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I was impressed by the stacks of fabulous antique china at home, that I couldn't resist doing a little photoshoot with them. The shape of the teacups on the bowls in the first photo remind me of floral dresses. Don't you think? The cups are the tops and the bowls are the skirts! :)

All these used to belong to my great grandmother, and my dad inherited them long ago. My dad says that everything was extremely scarce during the war in Indonesia (during his grandmother's days), that dining sets like these were considered valuable. So that's why she included these kind of items as inheritance for her grandchildren. I love that we still use some of them today.




P.S. Apologies for my lack of blog hopping and commenting lately!

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27 little notes:

Bella said...

beautiful!
I really need to collect more lovely porcelain/china/tea wear!

And perhaps watercolour paint some??

Kristie said...

seeing the first picture that way... yes. it do looks like adorable floral dresses from a fairytale.

Sesenarts said...

Ive also got a lovely collection of antique cup and saucers that had never been used until a few weeks ago when I bought a coffer maker. They are just the right size and are beautiful to use.

Ms. Chyme said...

Beautiful inheritance.

Maxabella said...

These are beautiful pieces. I love the shot with the teapot. You should do that vintage photoshoppy thing that everyone is enamoured with lately. I think it would really suit these images. x

CIARA said...

lovely pieces !

XOXOXOXO
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Fee-AMore said...

Wow wow, so much history behind these china! Very lovely and darling collection.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh Anna, these are lovely! Such precious family heirlooms. I love your imagination. I totally see what you described in the first photo.

P.S. I developed my latest rolls of film and thankfully they came out. No more repeats of last time. I'm getting some photos together to send your way :)

Melissa said...

Completely gorgeous! I love that they have such a story and sentimental meaning, too.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Lovely~ they should be treasured indeed!
xo

Same Length Pinkies said...

Wow, these are dazzling. I wish people would host more tea parties.

melina bee said...

I love vintage plates

curious constellation said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

agatheloff said...

You have amazing style. I love your blog!

MJ said...

So Brilliant :)

Zinnia Pea said...

They are lovely. I love using antique china tea cups. So much nicer than a boring mug!

beingdena said...

what amazing collection, such beautiful pieces.

Dena x

beingdena said...

what amazing collection, such beautiful pieces.

Dena x

Rin of Jewel Me Pretty said...

Pretty pieces! And I quite liked the fact that they are part of a inheritance, it makes them extra special ;)

Casee Marie said...

Such a beautiful collection! It's always so sweet to have a family history attached to things like this, too. So lovely.

P.S. I got my Eiffel Tower necklace last week (so fast!) and I love it so very much! Thank you for the darling craft pieces as well. It made my week! (:

Gabbi said...

I love your family china Anna! And it's really made even more beautiful knowing the generations it carries... ♥

babalisme said...

How was Indonesia? Still hot as ever? Yes, my mom owns similar china set, time to persuade her taking them out once in a while.

Betsey said...

ooh lovely china! great post :)

Penelope said...

They're so lovely, Anna Banana! Sounds like you're having a swell time at home. ^__^

{ Thy Lady } said...

They're just stunning! I love it! ^_^ so glad you're having so much fun w/ your lovely family! eep! Miss you! x

Diana said...

this is such a great set. my mom is always on the lookout for great sets and she would squeel over this!

my best friend jules said...

Oh my cuteness! :)