I was reading a few blogs before bedtime last evening, and Libby, over at -A Simple Girl- (see my sidebar for addy) had a autumn valentine to share with us. The simple straight line stitching and primative "feel" got me to thinking about the appeal of line drawings. Sepia type color and the beauty of just a line.
Among my simple pleasures are brown and white English Ironstone. The little plate shown is the only one I have. Can't even remember where I found it to buy. Photo taken against my Rock Bottom Blues vintage fabric mini quilt. In the second picture, I'm showing you my ONLY tea cup. In all the years of collecting, it's the only one I've EVER found. And it
found at GoodWill for $2.49. Not a single chip out of it..*VBS*
The saucer is one of many I have, and is J.W. Hanley & Co. I prefer my ironstone to be from Johnson Brothers. But I will buy other companies except for Meakin. Their ink is a much deeper brown, and I don't care for it. I love the look of old faded ink in fine line penmanship. Back when penmanship was taught in schools and every young lady needed to be able to write an attractive hand. I've forgotten quite abit about Johnson Brothers, but I believe most of what I collect was made about 1850 and beyond. I'm not the least bit obsessive about it, and seem to go in "spurts"...buying nothing for years, and then adding some again. I'll show you the piece that got me started...but not til tomorrow..*VBS*
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