Friday, February 21, 2014

My Oma's Yellow Rose Cup & Saucer

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My Oma

My Oma's Yellow Cup & Saucer
I can remember sitting in my Oma's (that's German for Grandma) kitchen & dining room and watching the adults enjoy the traditional German "Coffee & Cake" at precisely 3:00 pm in the afternoon.  My Oma was an amazing baker so there was always a spread of delectable dessert delights.  One piece of fine china that always pops from my memories is this delicately beautiful Yellow Rose Cup & Saucer.  This precious family heirloom now sits in a prime location on my china cabinet and only gets used when I am in that reminiscent mood.
Whenever I drink from this precious cup I imagine my Oma's hands caressing the warmth of the cup in between bites of Torte.  I am not a fan of mugs because the saucer is the most important part of enjoying a cup of coffee or tea.  I am a firm believer that Coffee always tastes better when a cup & SAUCER is used.

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As many of you know my dad starts his own Rose Bushes from cut roses - his roses  have been a regular feature on this blog "Frank's Flowers" (I know that I've been promising for over a year to share with you his technique of starting rose bushes from cut roses & I still plan on doing that in the future).  This yellow rose has not yet been featured  in the "Frank's Flowers" series but I had to share it with you today.  The elegant beauty of this rose is captured in my Oma's Yellow Rose Cup & Saucer.  Or maybe the beauty of the cup & saucer has been captured in this rose? 
Either way - ENJOY!

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  1. Hi, Angie, just reading your blog that I found when you left a comment from the SITS blog hop. I enjoyed this post as it reminded me of a pink/red rose tea set my Nana used for special occasions. Off to checkout your twitter, Pinterest, etc. Have a great week, Fran @ travelgenee

  2. Beautiful post! I learned about "Oma" and "Opa" years ago when I was reading some poems to my class, and this post let me remember what a special time that as, too. Thank you.

  3. I'm from Finland and very familiar with afternoon coffee with cake also. Although I'm a strange one and don't really like coffee. But I do have memories from my grandmother's house with the afternoon coffee hour and the beautiful china my Mummu would take out for it. Your Oma's coffee set is really beautiful and the memories as well.

  4. What a beautiful tea cup and saucer and memory.
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday.

  5. Joining you from Wake Up Wednesday Linky

  6. This flower and this saucer set is so beautiful. I remember there was some china that my great grandma had that we all still kept a piece of when she died. Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)

  7. What a beautiful walk down memory lane! It's a beautiful story and a beautiful saucer!

    Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

  8. I wasn't even aware that you could start a rose bush from a cut rose. I love that you chose to share such a beautiful flower and story with us. Makes me remember that sometimes the things worth remembering are the simplest of them all. Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.

  9. What a fantastic post! I love reading about your Oma. The cup and saucers are beautiful as is the yellow rose. Thanks for sharing with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I will share this.


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