Thursday, February 4, 2010

True Colors Thursday - Pewter

This week's color is a breeze for us because mom LOVES pewter!
If you want to play along, just let Blue know and you're in!
This beer stein is pewter!
Gram gave mom the pewter inkwell and the feather on the right belongs to Dauby, our swan!
When mom and dad bought our house, our kitchen was painted turquoise and hot pink! Yes, it is shocking and mom was most anxious to lose those horrible colors! The chimney cupboard doors behind these pewter candlesticks were also painted turquoise and when mom removed the many coats of paint, these candle flame burn marks appeared! YIKES! Luckily someone put out the fire before the house went up in smoke!
The flame marks are there forever as a constant reminder!
Mom loves pewter and she always loved gram's set of pewter dinnerware! One year gram surprised mom and sent her the whole set! The boxes weighed a ton!
Only very special company gets to eat off of these beautiful dishe
s!Pewter salt and pepper shakers!
Mom bought this pewter Santa when she was in Minnesota one year visiting gram and gramp when they lived there. She bought it in a Scandinavian shop called Ingebretsen's!
Next week's color is cinnamon!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

36 comments:

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You always have such interesting stuffs to show on Thursdays! We think it's very cool that your mom left the candle marks on the doors!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What lovely pewter. The candle marks are especially interesting.

And we love the new header picture - Mom needs to figure out how to get a picture of us on ours.

We won't be doing pewter today as we have a special post.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

elbouwii said...

you have a lot pewter :D
thanks for sharing

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

BJ Roan said...

What a wonderful selection of pewter, but I especially love the candle burns in the wood. What a great story!

Hollie and Janie said...

Your mom's pewter dinnerware is beautiful! Does she ever serve you dinner or icecream in it??
Love,
janie

Ina in Alaska said...

We think the candle burn marks are very cool! Too bad you don't have a "before" picture of the kitchen colors!! xoxo

Sue said...

Our Mom loves pewter, too, but she doesn't have as much as you do. The dinnerware is really pretty. Do you have pewter dog bowls to match?

Fred said...

We love all your pewter! Ours is all more pewter-colored; we need some of that authentic stuffs!

Martha and Bailey said...

We have never seen pewter dinner ware before.
As always you guys have an awesome collection to demonstrate pewter.
Just loved the little santa and we know all about the perils of candles in this house!
They look pretty but they do leave their marks - especially those church ones which melt over everything.
Good work guys.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Nelly said...

...oh, it's not a 'puter, oh ...
We don't have anything pewter, but Mummy says she has some cinnamon in the cupboard ...
Nibbles
Nelly xx

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch and your mommy too!

First, we just want to say that we really missed you while we were out of pocket.

We just luv your mommy's pewter collection, especially the dinnerware. OMD! It's beautiful and perfect for a New England home.

We luv you guys so take care. See ya soon!

Luv,
Riley and Star.

doyle and mollie said...

woofhoo stunning pewter post, my momma especially liked the dinnerset, shes slobbering so much my head is getting furry wet!!!

The OP Pack said...

Pewter is so nice, we don't have much of it here, but Mom loves it.

Thanks for sharing yours.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Keiko said...

wow I am sure glad someone put out the flames on the candles before the whole went up in smoke and hot pink and turquoise what was someone thinking Im part color blind and I know better than that!!

Wags and licks
keiko

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice pewter items!

We nevFUR know what to expekht BUT we know it will always be pawesome!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Inky and Molly said...

Interestingly we don't have one bit of pewter in the house!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You certainly have lots of pewter...
Oh the 4 pups were pooped that is why we got the picture of all of them..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

Lovely pewter pieces! Our mom has a good bit of pewter, too. Most of it from Belgium but one piece from Korea! (Mom and Dad lived in both countries before we were born!) Mom likes the stories behind everything - and wow, the story about your cupboard door and the flame marks!!! Incredible!
Love,
Ammy

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwww guys.....
you have always such a great and particular thing in your house!!!!
We love all your pewter thing but mommy is falling in love with your pewter dishes set.....
and you have pewter glasses too!!!!!!
WOWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Can't wait to see your cinnamom post!!!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...what you'll have coloured with that particular color????!!!!
we're soooooooooooooo curious!!!!
;-)))))))))

Ehyyyyyyyyy....we love love love your new header!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

Twinkietinydog said...

Cinnamon is next, huh? Okay, holding my breath here to learn a new color. Last week's was great too. I didn't know that one. :)
Twink!

Stardust said...

I'm always amazed by the various colors you have at home. There hasn't been one that knock you out yet! Here in Japan, Pewter is very rare, so I had a good time admiring mom's collection.

Benny and Lily said...

Those are cool thinks. We never heard of pooter, but mom did
Benny & Lily

Teddy Bear said...

So many pretty pewter things. Great job, Maggie and Mitch.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Yes! You have lots of beautiful pewter things!
Maybe next week my mom will remember TCT!
Cinnamon! My mom says that a girl at the place where she got me, called me Little Cinnamon.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...we just met Francesca...oh my...how are she and Autumn getting along? Those Wheelie girlies can have quite a temper sharin' wheel oil and such...she is ADORABLE...oh, we can't wait to see her new wardrobe!!!

As for the puter dinnerware...Mumsie is in awe...it's bootiful!!! Mumsie would love seein' your house some day...she's pretty sure your mom and she have very similar tastes...

Kisses dear dogs...

Stay warm...you guys getting this storm predicted for this weekend?

Scruffy, Stanley and that oh so adorable Laciegirlie!!!!!!

Stardust said...

Just to let you know that there's an award for you at my place, the one you've received from Dilly. It's a double then, just nice, for Maggie and Mitch. ;P

Bae Bae said...

That's a cool collection you got there. :)

~ Bae

Sherry said...

I was thinking about all the work it must have taken to get that paint off and make the wood look so nice. The burns just add character.
Sherry, Alanis & Miro

Blue said...

Am very impressed with the Pewter dinner service - wonder if I'd see it in use if I visited!!!
The candle flame scorch marks were quite a find and I love the way you have placed candles beneath them.

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Will now see if my comment will send this morning!

Persephone and Buster said...

we like pewter...i guess one of us could have been in that post too....if it was a blue peeeewter. very interesting "stuff"...
theBUSTER, MS. PERSEPHONE & Ms.Blue

Brind'Amour said...

Holy mackeral Batman, that's a lot of pewter!!!

Love you guys!

Wiggles,
Brind'Amour

Jazzi said...

MAN!! you guys have lots of pewter stuff. Cool pics for colours Thursday!! Have a fun weekend

wags
Jazzi

Melissa and Emmitt said...
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Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m!
oh what a perfect pewter post!
we just saw this pattern on our friend june's blog and thought of you and your mom immediately!

http://www.planetjune.com/blog/amidogs-airedale-terrier/

happy friday!

xoxoxoxo
m & e

TwoSpecialWires said...

We keep sayin' this. But one day we are definitely going to start playing True Colors Thursday. We LOVE seeing your choices and photos. And this week was especially fun. Moma loved it and oo'd and aw'd 'cause she loves pewter, too. She got quite a bit when she lived in Belgium. Some of it was in junk shops, buried in boxes of "stuff." It was like finding treasures. (But we all know .. WE (and is us and YOU) are the real treasures!

Love ya, M&M,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hot pink and turquoise for a kitchen?!? YIKES! The candle flame burn marks are great.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci