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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Timeless Treasures

I have a fondness for English Staffordshire Ware.
One look at those pastoral village scenes, and I'm transported back to my grandmother's kitchen, where her cupboard displayed shelf upon shelf of these timeless treasures.

I can see the kitchen table covered in a freshly-starched embroidered tablecloth, the milk-jug sitting atop, awaiting the first of many pots of tea served throughout the day.
Treasured memories of gentler times........



22 comments:

Barbara Anne said...

How lovely these treasures are! I think I remember you have dishes that actually belonged to your grandmother and I know those are certainly treasured above the others.

I have come late to love Staffordshire transferware but find a piece to buy from time to time and love the charm of home it adds to any room.

Hugs!

Mama-Bug said...

They're quite lovely Jo; especially the blue pattern.

Ginny said...

Very pretty, I have a few pieces as well, just thinking today that I need to gather them up and dust them off and re-display them again. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Sharon said...

Really nice treasures, Jo!

Louise said...

It looks very homey.

Sandra said...

so very beautiful, all of these treasures. the doilies hanging off the mantle made me think of my grandmother, she had them under everything and on the arms and backs of her chairs and sofa.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Indeed timeless art pieces !

Mrs. Wright said...

I return to your blog often...it is like coming home to the warmth and love of an imagined good friend. Thank you!

AshTreeCottage said...

What wonderful memories!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

George said...

I can understand how these beauties bring back such happy memories.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Beautiful! I am collecting "Historic Ports of England" dishes, they are blue and white....Thanks for sharing.

Blessings~Karen

Banker Chick said...

What great memories and your pictures of your Staffordshire are beautiful.

Toyin O. said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

cheshire wife said...

You have quite a collection!

Bernideen said...

I love them all! English is absolute the best - right?!

Victoria said...

I have a few pieces of Staffordshire in blue and white, given to me by my Nanny. They are among the first things I grab (after my animals) when we have to evacuate due to forest fires. As you say, truly 'memories of gentler times.' And, oh, how I miss those times!

Betsy said...

It is beautiful...I have a weakness for any kind of transferware!

Terry said...

Soothing treasures.

Anita said...

i agree with you!!!when i see things like you do post memories oh sweet memories comes to my mind!!

I love the style you have..in fact am gonna post things like that masself!!Thanx you wonderful lady!!and how is it with you brave kitty cat??Am been thinking of him too:Wish you a peaceful weekend !!anita

Shula said...

The blue and white reminds me so much of my Nan. She had plates of it everywhere. Lovely.

Babs said...

Jo, Your transferware jugs are beautiful. How lovely to have such special treasures and memories of your grandmother.
Babs

Kimberly said...

truly lovely!!