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Friday, March 14, 2014

Memories of Dad in the Kitchen by Joan Tavolott

This is a beer stein that belonged to my dad. He enjoyed a beer now and then. I remember him pulling out two steins every once in a while when his best friend came for dinner. The other one had a top attached to it. I wonder who in the family has that one. When my dad passed away I wanted a few things that were his. This is one of them that I asked for. Cheers!


16 comments:

  1. We have mementos like this too which mean so much. Glad you have such a lovely keep sake Joan and I love your painting of it.

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    1. I always thought the ordinary things that people used are such great mementos. Thanks.

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  2. It's a very beautiful painting Joan. I remember these steins were very popular back in the day. You did a great job. I think with every stroke your thoughts were on your dad. :)

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    1. It was nice to pull it out for a sketch. Normally it is tucked away in the cabinet. Thank you.

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  3. I love the sentimental value connected to this beautiful painting, Joan. You captured its very ornate handle and the shadows as well. Beautifully done. Your father would be proud of his artist daughter. I'm sure he was. My husband has collected some beer steins too. He likes ones with Glass Bottoms. I believe there is some Irish story that goes with that but I am not remembering it at the moment.

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    1. I think a glass bottom would be fun...sort of "here's looking at you". LOL

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  4. I love memories attached to objects, a great remembrance to your dad! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  5. Lovely watercolor painting. Great success with only two colors.

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    1. Thanks. The sepia was easy with a non-waterproof ink.

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  6. I understand this well! I have a few blue paisley glasses my mom used to drink out of! I should draw it one day!
    Wonderful work, with a great memory!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Oh, sketch them! They sound lovely!!!

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  7. My father also passed on to me a stein like this, though I never saw him drink out of it. Sadly, in various moves over the years it has been lost somewhere. So nice when a good painting like this raises memories.

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    1. Sorry you lost his stein. That happens when we move around. Maybe it will turn up. Thanks.

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  8. Beautiful! I love pieces that tell a story. Blessings!

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