Apr 28, 2007

PHOTO HUNTERS - RARE

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This weeks word is rare. And here are rare items :



very old chinese porcelan cats



a medal from Napoleon, he gave to his soldiers while on exile in St. Helena. There are only about 100 left in the whole world.



and my grandpa's beer mug. Maybe mugs are not rare but this one is to me. The top is of pewter with his name engraved and there is the weapon of Hessen/Germany on it. When I was a little girl I was very proud to go into the local pub and ask to fill in the mug which I carefully carried back for my grandpa. There was no bottled beer in this small little town.



I bought this bamboo batons because of their symmetry and suddenly leaves grow. Isn't that rare ?





27 comments:

Karen said...

Hope Mr. Linky didn't get me twice....My Safari window crashed after I linked and it didn't look like it stuck so I tried again.

The bamboo batons are stunning. Love them! And the cat to the left of them! ;)

Anonymous said...

Great collection of rare things! The bamboo is amazing.

Anonymous said...

The bamboo - not sure if it's rare but it's very beautiful!

YTSL said...

Hi Gattina --

Very nice choice of photos. Again! :)

Anonymous said...

Lottsa great pics of rare things Gattina! that medal is awesome, it must be worth a lot of money too? Happy hunting :)

jennyr said...

wow! so many rare stuff! i especially like the 1st one, those cats are sooo cute!

YTSL said...

Hi again Gattina --

My own "rare" Photo Hunter entry is up now. So hope you'll pay a return visit to my blog. :)

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh, some incredible photos this week Gattina! I love especially those porcelian cats. How precious!

Puss-in-Boots said...

The porcelain cats are beautiful...they even have Chinese faces!

I like the bamboo, too, what a bonus...leaves!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Gattina. Thanks for sharing these precious things. I admire your many cat collections. I have a similar bamboo plant at home. It is said to bring harmony and good luck to one's home.

srp said...

These are all gorgeous! I am sure the mug is precious and rare because it is part of your family history. Very personal.

MaR said...

Lovely items! My fave rare object is your Opa's beer mug. And the fat cat behind the bamboo :)
happy saturday

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Lovely selection of rare items. :) I like the porcelain cats, of course. :) The beer stein is wonderful too - a great family keepsake.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I got the bamboo too :), love the chineses cats and wow...a medal from Napoleon!

Cheryl said...

Wow, those are some seriously rare items. I've never seen those things before!

Melli said...

What great STUFF Gattina! I love the tile table too! Really cute! Those little kitty figurines are just darling! And your grandpa's mug - is it a "stein" or what does it take to make it a stein?

Anonymous said...

All great choices for the theme. The Napoleon medal is quite interesting.

Happy Weekend!

Shawna said...

Great collection! What a good memory about your grandpa! I love the babmboo! I killed the only one I've ever had:)

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

The Napoleon medallion is amazing! What a rare and special thing to have. The beer mug is very sentimental and those are the type of rare things we should all cherish :)

Carole Burant said...

All of these items are certainly rare and I love the history behind some of them! You are very lucky to have such treasures:-) Isn't it something about those bamboo poles suddenly getting leaves...love it! lol Have a wonderful weekend!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, the photos were amazing! I love the medal. How RARE!!! :)
Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

I love your bamboo!

PastormacsAnn said...

Great rare collection here. Love the kitties.
The kids and I were just reading about Napoleon in school this week.

Anonymous said...

As rare as you are :-)

I love all the items, maybe the beer mug the most since you have memories to share with it.

The Bamboo is excellent planted, I love when they do it a bit different!

Girlie said...

Wow! Napoleons medal, how cool is that? I like the bamboo symmetry.

Biker Betty said...

The medal that Napoleon gave his soldiers is very neat. Also love the kitty's. Nice rare collections.

Andree said...

I love those stylized ceramic cats! They are very unusual. The other things are too, but those have grabbed my attention!