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Showing posts from July 4, 2010

Watery Way

I have been one no dwelling could contain When there was rain....  Robert Frost July 8, 2010 Swiftly fell the rain....... Michael rushing to get his car to higher ground What a time for a loose battery cable..... (note the water in the yard across the street!) Trevor going to fetch some of our neighbors pool supplies that floated out into the street This was about as deep as it got. KK & Ashtonista...always time to strike a pose The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk. The rain makes running pools in the gutter. The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—  Langston Hughes Linking to Summer Sundays , Outdoor Wednesday , Blue Monday , Weekly Words to Live By

Spode Copeland Two Color Transferware Tablescape

I don't know the pattern name I've used here, which is commonly the case with Spode/Copeland. Many of the Spode/Copeland patterns were given numbers only, each piece having a hand written number on back often preceded by a letter or a number above.  In fact, there are over 70,000 of the Spode factory patterns which were allocated with numbers corresponding to designs recorded in their pattern books.   Spode and Copeland used more marks than any other pottery manufacturer. This set is hand numbered with 2 over 8330, the number 2 specifically indicating an earthenware pattern as opposed to other Spode china types and the 8330 telling us what year this pattern was produced. This set can be dated to 1930, according to Robert Copelands book entitle Spode And Copeland Marks And Other Relevant Intelligence. I've come across this pattern only twice, here a rare two color, black and red transfer with hand painted, polychrome centers and previously in a lavender and green

Carve me a river.....

A river of furniture, that is.  Here are some of the pieces we just imported.  They're all hand carved.  They are also  my excuse for not posting more the past couple of weeks.   We've got the entire front room painted and one side room painted and papered.   When I get it all put together I'm going to post some pictures.   Exciting times. Lion Tub Chairs We always sell these as a pair but I envision a set of four around a game table.  I'm not really a huge fan of lions but these are my exception.  They're comfy to! I love this bed.  Flame mahogany, four posters, rods all around for curtains or sheers.    Can't you imagine it with pillows piled high and a pretty fabric wound around the poles or drapes across the back?    One of my sponsors, Ma Jolie Maison Fabrics and Drapes  sent me some custom chintz drapes I'm thinking of using around the back of the bed, against the spiced orange wall on the left. We've got several benches in but this is my favo