If its Show & Tell Sunday time again then its must mean we're into another new month - the year is going by so quickly!
Now this was never going to be an easy one for me - one favourite piece of china - just one? - impossible. The reason? I've been collecting china for about 20 years now. I started collecting as I used to go every Sunday with my Grandad to car boot sales - MrVV & I were renovating a house - I was supposed to be looking for door fittings & other items to use in the renovations. Grandad used to pick me up bright & early and away we'd go. He was a avid collector of bone china and in those days you were spoilt for choice each week with so many bargains around - it seemed that bone china had fallen out of fashion. It meant that we were there collecting it up! He must own 50 tea sets in so many different patterns - it used to get all used each summer when he & my grandma had a big WI garden party at their house. Sadly they don't do that anymore as it is just too much work for 2 people almost into their 90's. Now I was never one for complete sets (though I have a couple) instead I collected odd cups & saucers & also milk/cream jugs - here are just 3 things from me collection that I love;
One of the first pieces I bought - a pretty little cup & saucer - Susie Cooper pieces
A re-occurring theme - roses
This was given to me by my MIL - it belonged to her mother & her mother before.
Right back into this soggy Sunday I go - roast dinner in the oven.
Lots to tell you - will do that another day.
xxxx Vicki xxxx