Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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........
One of my favorite collections are from the Alfred Meakin "Tintern" series.
I'm drawn to their bucolic scenes from years gone by.


"Come along inside ~ We'll see if tea and buns will make the world a better place."

~ Wind in the Willows

Monday, February 7, 2022

Home Sweet Home

 " A person travels the whole world over
 in search of what he needs
   and returns home to find it. "
         ~George Moore

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

News From Gobbler's Knob


It appears that winter is not yet over, according to the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil.
Six more weeks and hopefully we'll be well on our way to warmer days and blue skies.

Yesterday I noticed how many Robins had reappeared from their Winter nests, chirping and busying themselves about the landscape, the melting snow had stirred their little feathered souls.
Today, they are silenced once again.