Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Great Danes

It's Shameless Commerce Tuesday.   Today I am celebrating my Danish heritage, after a wonderful weekend cousins' reunion in South Dakota with my Larsen / Larson relatives - great Danes all!  We are all descendants of Jens Peter Larsen and Kristine Larsen who hailed from Bandhoi Farm on the island of Mon.   (My maternal great-grandfather was also a Danish immigrant - Jens Peter Quist.)

Family Picnic - Late 1920s - Miner County, SD

My older "boy cousins", Jon and Roy Larsen, and my cousin Lise's husband Bill, scanned and catalogued over 2500 family photos dating from the 1800s to the 1960s and presented each family with a 10.1" touch screen tablet PC with the photos loaded -- a digital family album spanning many generations!  What an overwhelmingly generous gift -- and a family treasure to pass along to future generations!!

The reunion was a happy event and it strengthened my resolve to visit Denmark some day - - it's on my Bucket List.

Ah--but back to the present, and Shameless Commerce Tuesday.  Here is a miniature Royal Copenhagen plate that depicts the little mermaid that watches over Langelinie Harbor in Copenhagen, Denmark:

It is truly a collectors' item!

You can find this little gem in my vintage shop, Aunt Pheba's Vintage.



  1. LeAnn, it is so nice to know and celebrate your family tradition/history! Thank you for sharing your photo/story and also beautiful heirloom from Aunt Pheba's shop! Congrats and Have a lovely week!

  2. Wow - it's great you have so many family photos from throughout the years. The digital photo album sounds like a very cool gift!

    1. I was just blown away by the generosity of my cousins.

  3. Wow, what a special gift!!! I'm sure you will cherish it! Must have been an awesome reunion :) My mom has a small Royal Copenhagen dish with a blue floral design. It's one of her favorites!

  4. That sounds like a lot of fun! We have small reunions with my brothers and sisters, their spouses and kids a couple times a decade and I wouldn't trade those times for anything in the world.

    What fun to look at the family photos too, especially when they are that old!

  5. What a wonderful gift!!
    Old photos are so interesting in many ways. Is Pheba the baby in the photograph?