Sunday, October 22, 2017


We had not been to Denver for awhile to check out our favorite antique mall, but since we were in northern Colorado had to stop in!  We don't buy much anymore, but I still like to look for bargains in brown transferware.

On the first aisle I spotted this large platter with a late 1800s Alfred Meakin mark.  It is in good shape ---- the price just $6.  Even though it is the lighter (almost rust) brown; at that price how could I refuse?

One of the things that has always appealed to me about brown transferware is the variety of patterns and color.  This stack shows some of the platters that I have ----- and I'm always looking for more.  How many do I need?
After the rust-colored platter I picked up this bowl with a simple aesthetic pattern but an intricate border.  The manufacturer mark indicates that it is from the T and R Boote Co. of England.

 It has a 'kite' mark on the back with the pattern name (Summer Time); and the numbers and letters indicate that it was manufactured of earthenware on November 26, 1878.
I should stop this obsession, but I so enjoy the occasional find! They are all so different.

I'm joining Jann Olson at Have a Daily Cup for Thursday's Share a Cup.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


We celebrated our granddaughter's 21st birthday with a relatively QUIET family dinner.

Her transition into adulthood is going well, so this Grammy is trying very hard to cut her apron strings.  I'm finding 
it harder than I did with my own children!

Wishing our dear Caitlin a fun birthday week followed by a life full of blessings.