Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Little China That Could!

Ahhh!! Today I am a happy girl. I FINALLY opened the box of china that belonged to my great-grandma, Lucy Pereria Wallace. She is my Portuguese side of my family. She was born and raised in Hawaii, and her family worked in the sugar cain fields. Here is one of many pictures of her that I love. I didn't realize how much I looked like her till I saw this picture of her when she was a young woman. What do you think??

Wish I had her dress!

Any-whoo, back to the blog. Here are her dishes. They are Fukagawa (wow, be careful saying that one quickly) China, from the Arita province of Japan. I read that they actually get the clay from that town. Here are the pics, click on them to get a closer look. I think they explain themselves.


Marsha said...

So beautiful! And yes you do look like her.

Patricia H. Bradley said...

What beautiful dishes and Yes you look like her. How cool

Anonymous said...

I remember the picture of 4 generations you had. The women in your family have VERY STRONG genes. LOL I swear you could have married an orange skinned, blue haird man and your girls would still look just like you and your mom. And the dishes drooling al over again.