Today, I have a guest post from Judie Siddall. Judie is a long time collector and dealer of transferware and has written a charming little book about childrens transferware of the 19th century, Dishy Animals, which she specializes in. I have one of the books in my collection and Judie has generously offered to give a copy to one of my readers. It is so charming and if you have young children or grandchildren you will want this book...it's a fun way for little ones to learn their ABC's!
Here, Judy shares some of her collection with us and talks a little about herself and how she became a transferware enthusiast.
About Judie Siddall:
I have served as the TCC vice president and president and am currently the membership secretary (please join!). I also am the editor of the animals category of the TCC pattern database (nearly 7900 patterns so far) and the co-editor of the children’s subjects category. I am a bit obsessed with entering patterns. I have entered nearly 1500 of them.
(Maya carrying her copy of Dishy Animals)
“Dishy Animals ABC” combines my love of children and china. I taught in the Palo Alto, California, Parent Education Program, PreSchool Family, for 25 years, and have operated Merlin Antiques, specializing in 19th century British transfer printed pottery, for 21 years. I particularly like pottery made for children.
including these rare yellow glazed children's mugs and pitchers.
If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy of 'Dishy Animals ABC' all you need do is leave a comment here and tell me why you'd like to win it!
One winner will be chosen via random.org in one week. I will announce the winner on December 15th. Please be sure you leave an email address so that I can contact you!