Monday, November 21, 2016

For the Love of Victorian

I saw this beautiful Victorian
 pitcher and basin 
at a garage sale.
It looked pitiful with the broken handle.
The owner said she had the three broken pieces 
and if anyone was willing to try to repair it,
  They could have it.
Since I like all things Victorian, 
I rescued this beautiful pitcher
and basin and brought it home with
hopes that I could repair it.

I bought some glue for porcelain.
I glued the handles pieces together and 
let it dry a day, before
attaching it to the pitcher.
The cracks can slightly be seen in the handle.

After a day, I glued the handle to the pitcher.

There are a few nicks in the handle that 
I will touch up with paint for glass.

The basin is so pretty.

After doing some research,
I found it was identified as:
Victoria Ware Ironstone Flow Blue

There is a large statue/monument with a man
holding something in his hand.
What and where could that be?

Men with hats on horses

Coat of arms on the bottom
 "Victoria Ware"

For the love of Victorian......
Have a great week everyone.
Thanks for your visit. xo

All pics are my sole original property

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

An Autumn Tablescape

I set up some mix and match pieces 
of  brown transferware
 dishes for an Autumn tablescape.

Swan Inn - J. Broadhurst and; Sons. - England.

Tea cup - Country Days ~ Ridgway ~Staffordshire
I also have the cream and sugar ~Country Days ~ as above.

Saucer - Romantic England -
 J. and G. Meakin

Turkeys, salt and pepper  

Tea pot ~  made in Japan
The tray below is
~Currier and Ives~
The American Homestead - Autumn.

A pumpkin napkin holder

Vintage amber glass below.
Part of my  amber glass collection
as on my previous blog"Awesome Amber Glass"

I've had this silverware since the 1970s.
Stainless - Japan - Florencia

Black Eyed Susan flowers
An Old Duck

I like the markings on the bottoms of dishes.

I hope you've enjoyed my little Autumn setup.
Thanks for your visit. xo

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Sea Glass

I have been collecting sea glass for many years.

Walking along the beach, these beautiful treasures can be found along the shoreline, tossed up by the tides.
There's also a peacefulness, calm from the waves and the joy of not knowing what will we find on the shores. 

Sea glass is formed from bottles, jars, dishes, pottery and other glass that have ended up in the sea, broken and tumbled over the years, in the waves of the ocean.

Good quality pieces are frosted with no sharp edges, the result of many years of tossing and tumbling in the rough waters of the sea.

Sea glass is becoming harder to find because of plastics and recycling.

Years ago before garbage was being picked up, residents used the woods/forest and beach for a place to dump their trash. 

Around the 1960s plastics came into being, replacing glass bottles, dishes and jars. 

Therefore the finding of sea glass is diminishing.

I am sharing my collection.....

I was lucky to find an orange...
If you look closely beside the orange piece at the bottom,
You'll see a clear yellow piece.

 Shades of whites

 Shades of aqua and light blues and greens.
This large piece of aqua below, 
 looks like it could be
part of an "Insulator".

 Green, the most plentiful color to find

Beautiful Blue, the rarest color to find....

 Brown with some brownish green

 Green pieces with marks, most are pieces of jar tops, bottle necks and bottoms.

Pottery - aren't they pretty?
The blue and green below ~ jadeite fire king dishware.
Dishes and pottery with some milk glass pieces.
Bone, slate and tiles.

 Bottle Bottoms

 I keep them in mason jars on a window sill.

Pretty with the sun shining through.....

The term "Sea Glass" is glass found in salt water
and "Beach Glass" is found in fresh water.


We also find agate stone on the beach.
I haven't collected many agate.
Their colours blend in with the rocks
making them hard to spot.

I must confess that I found most of these below, 
at a flea market.
Can you imagine someone spent a lot of time 
to find these, only to have 
them end up at a flea market.

I was the fortunate one to get them for $2.00.

Agate is a semi-precious gemstone.
 A mineral of the quartz family.
 It can be found in many colors.
 Used for craft, arts and jewelry making.

 Agate is translucent.  
If we hold it up to the sun, we can see through it.
~The treasures of tides and time~

Thanks for your visit. xo

One of my favourite beaches nearby is Fauvel Beach.

I met this amazing lady on Instagram,  Deacon Ritterbush (axa Dr. Beachcomb). 
She participates in an annual International Beachcombing Conference each year. She has collected from around the world and has a great knowledge on treasures of the sea. 
For more on Dr. Beachcomb, click here.

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