Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White Gravy Boat

It's Thanksgiving time, and I wanted to show you the gravy boat that belonged to my mom.  She used it for every Thanksgiving, and now I do the same.  It has been passed down since 1944, and belonged to her mother as well.  I love that I have something that's 70 years old, and it has become part of our Thanksgiving table every year.

My gravy boat will always be in this family, and someday it will be given to one of my kids.

Gobble Gobble.

Happy Thanksgiving to you,
my dear friends.


DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Hello Sheri!
Such a pretty gravy boat and sweet Thanksgiving tradition. It was nice dancing the "turkey trot" with you and the birds this morning! I am not certain that the gobblers know whats ahead!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jess, Nel and the rest of your lovely family!

Michelle B said...

How wonderful to have a family heirloom to use each Thanksgiving. Something breakable wouldn't last 70 years in my family. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh what a treasure! I'd love the gravy bowl even without the sentiments. Much better that it has been passed on from generation to generation.

angie said...

so tolle bilder, das porzellan ist wunderschön und die bunten vögel auch!!!!! danke für die tollen bilder und inspirationen!!! einen schönen dienstag wünscht angie aus deutschland

Heather Lindstrom said...

Love your gravy boat Sheri. What family history comes before and will come after with that sentimental piece. We have the turkeys trotting around here too. They seem to be running a bit scared this time of year. ;)

Georgia said...

First time in your blog and I read that you are a mother and 2 daughters the authors of this blog! It is so awesome! I wish I will still write with my daughters when they will be older! And this passing from generation to generation is so lovely!

Susan said...

Hi Sheri...Glad you have your Mom's gravy boat. Isn't it amazing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? Hope yours is blessed. Susan

Teresa said...

It could be hideous looking and I'd still go in AWE. But it isn't it's a very exquisite, beautiful and elegant piece.
Good Taste run in your lovely Family!
I also like to have things - one day I'll tell you why tables and knick-knacks were my family heritage, instead of money and other valuables - that I know are in my family since... ever.
You sit for Thanksgiving and their souls and lovely thoughts and feeling embrace you.
Is there a more sweet, respectful and loving way to be Thankful for those who "made" us?!
Love you,

Noelle the dreamer said...

Surrounding ourselves with these mementos of past lives is a wonderful treasure! That gravy boat has seen many happy occasions I am certain!
Great post Sheri and thanks for sharing the memories,

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That gravy boat makes me really excited for Thanksgiving dinner!! Yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

How special, dear friend, and this year it will be a part of your very first Thanksgiving in your new home. How special indeed.
Gobble-gobble and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovelies.
PS-Love Cottage mag.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, I love your lovely gravy boat. It has such a beautiful shape… and the fact that has been in the family makes it so special…
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

It's me said...

How wonderful...happy week.....love Ria...x!

Susie said...

Sheri, I love your pictures. That is a treasure, the gravy boat. I think of all the mixed/matched dishes my mother owned thru out the years. It sure did not matter to us kids when it came time to eat. LOL I gave my mother's meat platter to my granddaughter. She loves to cook, so I thought she would love something of her grandmother's. Bless her heart, she was so happy with it. Hope you are enjoying your wonderful weather. We are almost freezing , here in the Midwest. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Brandi said...

So nice that you have such a beautiful heirloom that will remain in your family.

Merlesworld said...

It's nice to have bits that have been in the family for agers and you can hand down to your children so much gets lost along the way.


Maybe your girls could share it alternating years when you pass it on. What a lovely tradition you have. happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Terra said...

How nice to have a gravy boat in your family for 70 years, and more in the future. The turkeys look tame.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear Sheri, I had the same gravy boat, but sold it when I first moved away to Massachusetts from California.....and those turkeys! We have a posse of turkeys here too that roam the neighborhoods! They best hide with Thanksgiving around the corner!

Enjoy the season my friend! Anita

Barbara said...

What a marvelous gravy boat to use every year...filled with memories as well as gravy!
My mother had two pair of Santa salt and pepper shakers and I adore them. So cute. Use them every year!

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Sheri! I am so thankful for you, dear friend :)

Your gravy boat is beautiful and I loved reading about the family history behind it.

Love to you!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dearest Sheri,
Oh, your gravy boat is such a splendid heirloom and treasure, and I know just how you feel about these sentimental keepsakes. She is a beauty and I can tell handled with much love. Isn't it reassuring to know that these family keepsakes will continue on when we aren't able to.
I am so thankful to know you Sheri, and for the friendship you so richly give.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a precious keepsake, Sheri! It's so nice to have a little treasure in remembrance of your dear Mother to use for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hugs xo Karen

Dee said...

Beautiful post and I love that you use your mother's gravy boat with pride. Happy Thanksgiving to you... :)

Nancy Crowley said...

Hi Sheri, I really enjoyed this post, and your blog. It is very special having something like this that has been with your mom and grandmother for so many years. It makes the table even more memorable. thanks for sharing this with you. Kind regards, Nancy (Stonecrop Sister)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sheri, what a lovely gravy boat. I know it is a special treasure for you and so precious.
Love those turkey pics. Cherish Home is a beautiful pitcher.

Wishing you a wonderful and special Thanksgiving.
Love and Blessings

esosandraUTD said...

Wow! To the history of this boat,so cool.

Ann said...

It is always nice to be celebrating something that has been a family tradition for as long as you remember and it becomes extra special with simple and lovely things that has been with the family for so long.

Regarding my latest post,
yes it is my latest post as of now
because I had eye strain and was advised to take a rest from my computer however I intend to make a new post after our family's road trip this coming weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Happy thanks giving my dear friend. That gravy boat is so special, embedded with love and history passed down from generation to generation. I'm sure your lovely kids will treasure it.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, my daughter and I will be in NY during the thanksgiving. I'm excited to see what it is like in that big city during this celebration.

Have a good week dear

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I have my grandmother's also! It has an old English cottage scene. I rarely use it but think of her every time it comes out. Happy Holidays to you!

Sarah Modeee said...


Very nice ! :D

Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
I cherish your friendship.
Thank you my friend.
I wish I could find a shop filled with Angels..
You have a special place in my heart. Happy Thanksgiving.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Now THAT'S a turkey! Beautiful post!!

miss b said...

I love family traditions like this and it's so important to keep it going through the generations as you are doing. Not only does the gravy boat have sentimental value but it's also very pretty too!