Weekend Snapshot: Clean the House and Discover Love, Good Fortune, and Strength

Cleaning the house the other day, I found myself admiring anew this old saucer from a box of my grandmother's treasures that long sat in my mother and father's garage loft. The three figures are surrounded by cherry and plumb blossoms along with the chrysanthemums to the left. These three flowers are symbols of Japan that represent love, good fortune, and strength, respectively.

It seems ironic to me that the humble girl's face has worn away in the face of this royal beauty, whose face would sit squarely under a cup if only we had one. Above and beyond the three figures on the saucer is Mount Fuji.


Weekend Snapshot

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  1. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Happy New Year to you, Sandy! Thank you for always visiting my blog even though I can't return the favor the past few weeks. God bless you and your family as well! :)

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  2. That's one saucer to be treasured :) Nice piece of art.

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  3. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Mt Fuji is a place I really want to see in person :) Happy WS, Sandy! Happy New Year!

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  4. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Hi! I commented a while ago but was not read. Anyways, the saucer is a real treasure.

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  5. what a lovely treasure! wonderful shot!
    Blessings to you and to your family, Sandy. :)

    My WS post

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  6. Anonymous10:33 AM

    that's so beautiful!
    Happy WS!

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  7. It is a beautiful saucer and a nice capture of it. I know it gives you sweet memories of your grandmother.

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  8. ooo. very nice.

    the style is really reminiscent of mahjong tiles though :P

    (not that i play that much at all ;)

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  9. That's a lovely saucer. Great to find that and have it to enjoy again.

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  10. that piece is priceless. it's beautiful!

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  11. It's really a treasure. It's beautiful Sandy. Have a great week ahead.

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  12. Anonymous1:31 PM

    It's really a beautiful saucer. What a treasure. Happy WS!

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  13. Lovely! It took me a few minutes to find the humble girl without the face. Without the face she blends in with the flowers and she didn't "pop" out to me. I find it interesting that I read your post just a few minutes after writing a new post on my blog. My post is about an article I found in a magazine. The person the article is about urges us to use the treasures we have. She says "If you love it bring it out and enjoy it". In your post you write that you found this saucer in a box of your grandmother's treasures in your parents garage loft. I hope you bring it out and "enjoy it". Did your grandmother? Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  14. i love old pieces such as this! My dad in law also presented me with a chinese set dating back his grandparents time...aren't they precious!?!

    Happy WS

    thess of:
    http://www.thesserie.com/?p=796

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  15. What a beautiful saucer!

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  16. I love learning the meanings of symbols.

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  17. Anonymous6:58 PM

    Wow, that's very pretty!

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  18. Anonymous7:18 PM

    such a beauty!

    happy ws, sandy!

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  19. Wow I've learned so much from that piece of art. So beautiful!
    Happy WS!

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  20. Anonymous8:15 PM

    What a treasure that is! Beautiful:)

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  21. How beautiful!
    And I too find it a bit curious that the girls face is blank.

    Maybe this is the point in your life that you are meant to replace her face with YOURS!

    I wish you much love, good fortune and strength this year....

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  22. What a nice reward for cleaning the house!

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  23. It's beautiful! I could imagine how intricate this art piece must be since it's just painted on a saucer.

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  24. Anonymous9:27 PM

    What a neat find! Great idea for this week! Thanks for stopping by my site!

    www.mamapj.com

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  25. what a treasure you have there!

    btw, just joined WS ;)

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  26. That's a lovely piece and the message that it conveys is beautiful.

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  27. Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy New Year to You!

    Great blog, keep up the good work!

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  28. Beautiful details!

    Have a wonderful week ahead! God Bless. TC :)

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  29. good thing you discovered it. That is not something to be kept. A very good find!

    Mine's up too. You can find it here

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  30. that looks really neat! that is one neat treasure you have here..;)

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  31. a great art! mine's up too...

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  32. Anonymous4:03 AM

    lovely scene. it is quiet amazing what you can found around the house

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  33. it's really pretty. i hope you'll not keep it away in its box any more ;)

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  34. Anonymous7:02 AM

    wow what a nice find you've got!

    happy WS Sandy!

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  35. Anonymous7:27 AM

    this is so lovely...everything i own is so functional..yr is a piece of art

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  36. Very pretty! Reminds me of a silk mat I have under a vase right now. :)
    BTW, Happy New Year!

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  37. This is a treasure indeed...what a beautiful piece.

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  38. What a precious and interesting saucer!! beautiful shot of it...
    Happy WS!

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  39. Anonymous2:02 PM

    What shot of that saucer. Your eye makes it possible for you to get some wonderful stuff.

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  40. wow, that is a treasure of memories and souvenirs!.... have a great week my friend!

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  41. Wow that is beautiful shot great photo for the Weekend Snapshot....Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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  42. Anonymous6:05 PM

    That's a gorgeous saucer, and I love the story and symbolism that goes along with it.

    Thanks for the visit! :)

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  43. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Nice find. Quite a beauty.

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  44. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Beautiful. The detail is amazing. Certainly something to treasure.

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  45. It is beautiful! What a treasure! :-)

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  46. What a beautiful piece. I need to clean my in-law's house and I might find some of these there. (Hubs is Jap) :-)


    -Dubai's Grace-

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  47. hello sandy! thank u so much for dropping by at my blog. :) you've got a very pretty saucer there.

    Check me out at BLOGSILOG

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  48. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Hi, there Sandy! I apologize for returning the favor only now, I'm having a really difficult pregnancy that's why I don't get to visit my blog often. I even ask the aid of my friends to do the pasting of my paid postings for me. I would love to have a saucer like that too. A real family heirloom. Thanks for the visit! :-)

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