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My Favorite Cloche Plus Two

hHave you ever had an idea and thought you were the first to think of it?   Well, that's what happened to me with this one.  I had this great idea of displaying some wine corks in a pretty Towle cloche / dessert stand I have.  I made a little vignette around it with a bottle of wine, wine glasses and cocktail napkins.  A few days later I was thumbing through a Charles Faudree book and saw a large glass jar filled with wine corks in his kitchen!  Oh well!  I guess it can't be that bad of an idea since he came up with it first! ;-)  I love this nonetheless.  I think the wine corks are an interesting touch! My next cloche vignette is one I filled with acorns....I'm pretty sure this isn't an original idea but I like it too.  I have this one on a French commode that separates spaces between my breakfast area and the den.  It's placed next to a brown transferware tureen base by Masons which holds an arrangement I did, and a little squirrel holding an acorn.  They are

Teal Transferware by Adams ~ Fairy Villas Tablescape

For over 12 generations, the Adams were Master Potters whose Staffordshire potteries can be dated back to 1650.  Most often called William Adams the name incorporates some of the earliest potters of this family, such as William Adams of Greengates Pottery, Tunstall 1746-1805, later another William Adams of Cobridge and Burslem 1748-1831 and yet another William Adams of Stoke on Trent 1772-1829, although an exception was Benjamin Adams a fine potter at Greengates Pottery, Tunstall, 1787-1828. Later they traded as W Adams & Co, W Adams & Sons at Greenfields, Greengates and Newfield Potteries, Tunstall, before incorporating in 1925 as William Adams & Sons (Potters) Ltd. In 1966 Adams became part of Josiah Wedgwood Ltd. Backstamps usually include Adams in some form and Tunstall often appears from 1896.   My table this week is for one and includes a tea service in W. Adams & Co.'s Fairy Villas pattern.  The mark on the pattern dates somewhere between 1891-