A box of goodies arrived here this week.
A box filled with precious things that once graced the tables of my family some generations ago.
|Bridgwood china dinner service|
My lovely mum had wrapped and sent over some treasures that were gathering dust in her attic so that I could have the pleasure of owning a little piece of the past.
I remember some of it....
|Duchess tea set 'Rosebud'|
I remember the tea pot that they used and the tea caddy (never tea bags), the milk that came in a bottle from the milkman, the exact cupboard where the biscuit barrel was kept , even where the not so secret chocolate supply was hidden in the pantry! It's amazing the power of one little object on the memory.
I don't recall this exact plate, but I do remember being on holiday in Dorset as a child and visiting the Poole Pottery shop. I bought a small china dolphin brooch....I wonder where that went? I have a memory of a few bright orange and mustard yellow pieces in our house - very 70's!
|Royal Albert 'Blossom Time'|
|This is just marked 'Staffordshire' and is extremely delicate.|
Sibs is convinced that some of this china is from the Jane Austen era!
|Denby 'Natural Blue'|
Then to finish off - I also got some new Denby cups, saucers and plates for everyday use.
Now I have to find some space to store and display all this gorgeous stuff!
And in other news....Twmff is still recuperating. He alternates between resting in the sunshine on top of the desk in the study and escaping to the linen cupboard. He has a little pillow on the desk and his own mat in the cupboard....not spoilt at all then?? He's being a little trouper and takes his medicine daily and there is some improvement. His rather pathetic hopping on three legs is now more of a limp.