Last week I FINALLY made room for the lovely Indian Tree dining set I found in November, which incidentally was used for out Christmas dinner setting. It's been on a tray on the dining table ever since! The only place I could house it was in the Welsh dresser cupboard (after sorting it out). Whilst going through all the crockery that was in there I re-discovered three pieces that I've known since childhood.
My Aunt (Mom's identical twin) sadly died just over four years ago, I must take after her as she too was a collector (this gene missed my Mom completely!). My cousin isn't a collector and really had little interest in Aunties treasures. Most were bound for various charity shops, though he did tell me to have anything I wanted. Here are three of those items....
A sweet pair of bunnies on a Hornsea Pottery Daisy jug.
The Cyclamen was a gift back in October from my dear Brother and Sister in Law, it's been blooming it's heart out ever since!
In close up
This back stamp was used by Hornsea between 1956 - 1962.
I'm pretty certain it would have been an early one as I was born in 1956 and can always remember it!
Then there was this...
A Hornsea Fawn Posy log
Sweet isn't it?
Again, this was an early piece. The back stamp was used between 1962 and 1967.
A SylvaC 8" Swan vase from their Riverside Range.
and the back stamp
This style was used from 1969 until 1982
but again this is a 60's piece.
I do like them, and they hold many memories but I rarely display them - do you have pieces you rarely display but hold happy memories too?
Just a quick note, I took the photos in the conservatory on the floor as the light was so much better in there. The cream woollen rug they're standing on was rescued a couple of years ago. During one of my (many) charity shop visits it was rolled up in the sorting room doorway, as I was after a cosy rug I asked if it was going to be put out for sale? The manager said it was too dirty and they were going to 'skip it'. I asked to have a better look, and realised it just needed a deep clean. I asked if I made a donation could I have it? They said yes, and suggested £2. It came up a treat and is 100% pure wool - bargain or what?
Thank you all for your continuing visits and lovely comments, I feel really honoured to have such sweet blogging friends :o)
Have a great week!
Pam at Bayside Rose has posted about a precious family piece too :o)