My husband’s mother collected a set of china by Johnson Bros. called Old Britain Castles. I remember the whole set being on display in her china cabinet in their home. As my husband is an only child we inherited it. The box of china sat in boxes in our basement for a few years before I took it out and displayed it on the hutch in our dining room that my husband made for me. I guess I was slow to appreciate it. Transfer ware is a term I did not know anything about until I watched Martha Stewart on the TV and she often talked about it and showed off her collections. I now look for transfer ware when I am looking at dishes and happen to love it in a brown colour. The colour pallet that I gravitate to is in earthy colours. A few years ago while shopping in Williams and Sonoma I latched on to a box of their transfer ware that had a thanksgiving pattern on it. I could only afford the box of 6 desert plates. Every Thanksgiving I get them out just to put on the hutch because I do not have enough for everyone to have their pumpkin pie served on them. This morning I thought I would just photograph my mother-in-law’s pretty blue and cream set of teapot, sugar container and creamer for Mosaic Monday.
Is it cold your way? It was minus 15C here this morning. Not a day to go out and do any photographing outside. I am off to a cooking class this afternoon. We will be learning to make artisanal bread. I will try out the new camera feature on my new iPhone. Have a great day. Valerie