Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Old MacDonald's Transferware Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Of English Transfer ware…

"The cock may crow, but the hen lays an egg"
 ~Margaret Thatcher~

Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow
~Frank Mcmanus~

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.  ~Joan Gussow~

The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
~Lord Chesterfield~

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
~Henry David Thoreau~

The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.
 ~Stephen Wright~

The pig and the chicken were on their way to breakfast, trying to decide what to eat when chicken said, "let's have ham and eggs." Pig then replied, "that's fine for you, it's a small donation on your part, but it's a total sacrifice for me."

Oink, oink

Mary Astor said, "The man who goes fishing gets more than the fishes he catches."  That quote reminds me of Shawn.
While we lived in Colorado he'd go fishing at either Eleven Mile Canyon, or at Pike's Peak's Crystal Lake or Glen Eyrie Reservoir and never gave a care as to whether he caught a fish or not.  He so loved being out of doors and I imagine that many of his thoughts were relative to this next quote, "Some men go to church and think about fishing, other men go fishing and think about God."

Shawn's first fishing adventure didn't take place at a beautiful lake though.   His very first catch?   The ceiling fan in our living room…. such a Clark Griswold moment. 


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  1. What a creative post, Nancy! I loved it, not to mention all of the transferware in great animal figures! Btw, I thought of you this past weekend. I bid (and lost) on an auction lot of late 19thC brown Florentine transferware - 96 pieces! Still, it went for a very good price. Trying to temper my desire to possess with my desire to purge (not dishes, just other 'stuff'!).
    Rita C. at Panoply

    1. Thank you, Rita. Sorry you missed out on that set at auction. Sounds amazing. It's hard to find that many pieces at one time.

  2. Love this post and all the quotes!

  3. I adore these specialty pieces. Oh my, the pig. He's such a cutie.

  4. What a fun post!!! Love all the critters!!

  5. It was fun to put together! Glad you liked it and stopped by.

  6. I love these pieces and have never seen them when shopping!

  7. Nancy, I love the transferware and had to laugh at Shawn's first catch!

  8. OMG! I gasped at that first photo. LOVE...

  9. I loved those sayings, esp the one about the rabbit making shadows of people, lol!

  10. why is it every time we come over for a visit you put a desire in us to go shopping for these things :) oh well...it isn't too painful for us...just our husbands lol! Love the quotes you put with each picture Nancy...so much fun for today! By the way we LOVE the post below....why not? especially with such cool transferware that you have!! Have a super weekend!
    Karla & Karrie

  11. I don't know which of the two pigs I like best. Blue and white have always been my favorite transferware but the red transferware pig is adorable. The sayings are wonderful.

  12. Nancy, you know I adore every one of these pieces. You are making me want to add more! Love the quotes too, and cute story about the ceiling fan. '-)

  13. Oh, what a fun post! You have such unique pieces. That little bunny is my favorite.

  14. These are marvelous, Nancy! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

    1. They are fun pieces for sure! Thank you for featuring my post this week at Home and Garden Thursday. I'm honored!


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