Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Norman Rockwell Mugs

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Hope you all have had a wonderful week. The weeks are speeding by for me, especially since there are events just on the horizon that I am not looking forward to at all. Funny, how that happens when you'd like things to slow down.

A few months ago, my mom asked me if I would like to have a set of mugs that belonged to my grandmother. I said yes, of course I wanted them. I remember my grandmother having these in her cabinet but I really never paid too much attention to them.

The pictures are Norman Rockwell photographs and the theme surrounds the sea and a grandfather.

There are four in the set and they really are neat mugs. These are dated 1985 and I have no idea where my grandma got them from. At first thought, I was inclined to think they might have been a giveaway of some kind, but knowing where she lived, I don't really think that was the case.

On the back of each is a title and a inscription that goes with the photo on the front of the mug. These are remarkably in great condition.

My son has a passion for the sea and the sand and the coast and I thought he might like them. One day I asked him if he would like to have them and he told me  yes, one day. So I will keep them for him and hope when that someday comes, he will remember they belonged to my grandma and I hope he takes care of them. I was just glad he said he wanted them, because I can not think of anyone who I would want these to go to. I know he will take care of them, after all, he is my son...and he is a good son.

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!


  1. Hi Suzanne, thank you for hosting. I love joining in whenever I can. Have a wonderful week. What a lovely 'pass down' of the Rockwell mugs. Take care of you.

  2. Hello Suzanne, I like your mugs, and isn't it great when our children take an interest in something that is special to us? I just got some "Flags of our nation" glasses that have history on the backs of them, your mugs remind me of them. Thanks for hosting. -Dawn

  3. Suzanne,
    I know exactly where they came from because I had a set but stupidly, sold them in a yard sale years ago. Long John Silver's gave them out when you bought a certain amount of food. I have another post about Pendelfin pieces that i bought but I see you only allow one link so unless I had your permission, I did not link it up....

    Thanks so much for hosting!!


    1. Suzanne,
      Thanks for letting me link up another post. My big yard sale find in Pendelfin which originally was started to be made in the 1950's. I know nothing about it as you will see in my post!!

      Have a great week!


  4. It is so wonderful to have something of our beloved grandparents
    I loved my grandmother so much and still cry sometimes when I find something of hers tucked away for safe keeping
    she was my rock in life

  5. OOPS! Major typo! Thank you so much for hosting each week. I love anything Norman Rockwell, great collection. xoGinger

  6. Don't you just love it when one of our children love what we do,especially when it has memories. The mugs are really unusual,I wonder what they commemorated?


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