I've mentioned before that my dad is gifting his offspring with family pieces so he can see us receive and enjoy them.
This was my birthday treasure:
Just looking at this dish takes me back - - - - - - -
I'm four years old. I'm sitting with my little sister at a drop-leaf wooden table in our kitchen in Spooner, Wisconsin. There are salt and pepper shakers in the center of the tablecloth that covers the little table. Pam and I are coloring and waiting with anticipation for supper because the aroma coming from the oven is scintillating.
Warm oven air brushes our cheeks and makes everything cozy as this baking dish is placed by loving hands on the table. Our coloring book is quickly cleared away and replaced by plates and silverware. Mom and dad join us and we bow our heads for the blessing.
The lid comes off of the casserole to reveal apple dumplings. Whole apples, cored, and stuffed with buttery brown sugar and cinnamon goodness. We each place an apple in a bowl on our plate, pour fresh milk over it, and dig in.
On other days and at other meals, the same casserole dish was filled with other delights. I'm remembering Fiesta Pie - - - a cheesy suffle-esque egg dish with bits of hamburger and onion.
I loved those meals.
I love this dish.
I'm not sure what you'd call the pattern. Brown-eyed Susan? Daisy? Sunflower?
A note, from dad's own hand, reminds me that it was a wedding gift to my parents. That means it is circa 1952.
Somehow I never knew it was a:
Some of you have posted about collecting Hull. Who knew I was soon going to be the proud owner of such a memory filled, fine piece of Hull???
I've been googling trying to find another piece of similar Hull pottery. So far I have batted zero. Wonder if any of you know more than I do about this piece. Well, not THIS piece - - - I know all the sentimental value of THIS PIECE - - - but do any of you know any more about this particular Hull pattern?
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