Tuesday, October 6

Tea Things Tuesday: Carolyn Claussen

Three generations are represented here:
the pitcher belonged to my Grandma Emma,
the tablecloth was crocheted by my mother, and
Yours Truly collected the rest here and there.


The painting of the roses is by a Carolyn Claussen.
It's oil or acrylic, measures 24 x 36 inches, and the ornate
frame, according to a sticker on the back, originally cost $50.
I purchased the painting, in this frame, at Goodwill for $20.

If you know anything about Ms. Claussen or the painting,
please leave the information in a comment!


Tea Things Tuesday is hosted by the
Lovely Kim at Shabby Pink and Pretty,
where you can check out the other TTT entries.

Happy Tea Time!

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13 comments:

Candace said...

I love generational things, they have more meaning and connections to loved ones. I never tire of pretty china with pretty pink roses. What a find for 20 dollars, and it's beautiful.

Nina P. said...

Come with me and sit a spell and have a cup of tea

We'll eat a bit and laugh a lot or maybe sip and be

Family stories and reminisce we'll talk just you and me

So come with me and sit a spell make a new memory

Inspiring photo's and post so much that I had to write a little poem.
Love and Light, Nina P

JamaGenie said...

Candace - I'm ever optimistic that my children will eventually appreciate the ties that items from previous generations represent.

Nina P. - and what a lovely poem it is! Thanks!

JamaGenie said...

Apologies to all - photographing oil paintings is not my forte. Perhaps when I have a better camera...

Vicki said...

Hello, Jama,
Your china is lovely!! Your grandma gave you a wonderful treasure with that sweet pitcher. Your mother gifted you with a precious tablecloth, too. Things given to us by our loved ones will always have a special place in our heart. I love your rose painting very much. Happy Tea Things Tuesday to you!! Vicki

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Jama,
What wonderful tea things! The painting is lovely, beautiful colors.
Valerie

Shabby Kim said...

What a wonderful display of treasures Jama. Your china pieces are so pretty. Each one is so unique in it's design, but they all go together so well with the theme of roses.

You are very lucky to have the pitcher and crocheted tablecloth from your Grandmother and mother in your collection. So many memories they must bring you when you see and use them.

Thanks for joining us for tea today. Hope to have you join us again next time.

Dorene from Ohio said...

What a lovely post!!

I had a Grandma Emma too!

Mary said...

I know nothng about Carolyn Claussen, but she certainly has painted a magnificient replica of my favorite flower, the rose.

You are so blessed to have beautiful china pieces from family members...they are the best treasures, next to the people themselves.

God bless,
Mary

Bunny said...

Love your tea things and that painting is amazing. What wonderful treasures.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely tea things, with a family heritage.

gaelikaa said...

What a beautiful ensemble of inter-generational items. It really makes you long for an Englsh tea with scones, jam and cream!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

beautiful - the all of it - i have now given to all my adult children the pieces of their family over the years so they could have it to cherish daily as i did for years - and it's wonderful now to see these little vignettes in their homes or see them using and caring for their great grandmother's whatever - anyway, beautiful pieces and photos here - great post!