Monday, April 9, 2012

Timeless Treasures

It seems I tend to surround myself with objects that bring back memories of my childhood in England.
One collection in particular is 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........



12 comments:

YONKS said...

What a lovely image you create. Let's put the kettle on and have a cuppa!
Di
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Denise said...

Lovely memories of your grandmother's kitchen. I remember my own and have actually got my nanny's Staffordshire ware platter that is one of my dearest treasures because of the link to her. Hope you had a great Easter Jo.

Babs said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely memories and Staffordshire Ware. I enjoyed your memories, even though
I've never been to England. Last night I watched a program about what people in England ate during WWII.
It was educational,and funny. The program is called The Supersizers.
Babs

heritagestitchery said...

O, Jo dear ~
That starched, embroidered tablecloth just sang out my Grandmother's loving, working hands
and the cookies and milk completed
the picture in my memory bank...
"The latest" could never hold a
candle to such a setting....

ZeldaMom said...

Ooo, I love those too, are they the same as Willow ware?!

Terry said...

Just lovely.

Patsy said...

Wonderful to have sweet memories.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You made my heart remember memories too. I can just imagine how much love you feel when you think back on those special times.
I am sitting here again- enjoying that special song that I love so much, and being thankful for you.
You always make me feel.
love
tweedles

DJan said...

They really are beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing them with me. :-)

Dee said...

You have such a talent with your photography and the posts that go with them...the music is perfect...I love visiting you.

Susan said...

I found your blog today. It was hard to leave.
I'm a Brit living on the Northern prairies. I have a feeling spring will be late again this year. So nice to look at your photographs.

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Beautiful !!! It sounds fantastic too, great memories !!