Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another Goodbye


Hello everyone, It is with great sorrow that I must tell you that my father has passed away. As most of you know we lost our mother three short month ago. It was shortly after my mothers passing that we learned my father was keeping a secret. We learned that he was terminally ill. He didn't tell anyone, not even my mother knew. It was only when the pain became unbearable and he was rushed to the hospital several weeks ago that  we learned just how sick he was.  Hospice workers helped us manage his pain and care for him, and someone from the family was always with him. Thankfully his last weeks were mostly pain free. He was comatose the last week of his life and quietly slipped away Monday. I'ts so hard to believe that we lost our brother, then mom and now our father in less than seven months time. We are all hanging in there but its really tough. I'll be away from the blog for a while.

Monday, April 9, 2012

English Scenic

 I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Mine was quiet although there is a lot going on with my family right now. I've been very busy with lots of things pertaining to my dad, so I haven't had time for projects. Today I want to share an old treasure my husband bought me for my birthday about 23 years ago. We used to frequent a junk store that surprised us once in a while with something gorgeous. I walked in one day and saw these dishes and fell in love with them.





   I think they are transferware.   When we purchased them the store owner said they were from the early 1900's.

This is the mark on the back.
                                               

This is the large platter, There are four platters, each one has one of these two scenes.

         
There are four dessert plates, seven salad plates and four dinner plates. Each with one of these two scenes.



 They are in very good condition with very little crazing and a little discoloration around the edges.

         I've been interested in adding to the collection, however the prices for one piece can be as much as my husband paid for this whole collection.
BTW, the lantern is a recent purchase from Marshalls. I think its really cute.  I cant wait to get  open shelving put in the kitchen so I can display my favorite dishes. It will be great to have them visible.I'll be linking up with these ladies this week,


                                               
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