This announcement plate belonged to Truckers grandmother. I don't know a lot of the history of the plate. Not sure if it was a gift or a purchase. It is marked on the back "Steubenville". The announce reads "Don and Mrs. Donald Stepp have the happiness to announce the adoption of Mary Judith age nine months". Mary Judith was Truckers mother. She passed away at the age of 39.
If there is anyone reading this that knows how to remove tobacco stains from porcelain I would dearly appreciate knowing how. I have attempted cleaning this plate a few times and only succeeded in removing some of the writing on it. I no longer try to clean it now.
This crown means a lot of me as well. It is the only one I own or had the pleasure of actually winning. I believe I was about 13 or 14 years old (when you're older your memory fades) and won this in the Valentine's Day Beauty Pageant. It sits atop a space on my dresser next to the picture of me winning.
I've really enjoy taking part today in Show and Tell Friday. Many thanks to our gracious hostess Cindy at My Romantic Home. Now I must go over and link up and enjoy all the other posts and their treasures. They are all beautiful each and every week. Be sure and go by and visit them as well.
Till we meet again,