Sunday, October 28, 2018


A trip to Denver never disappoints!

I had a quilt meeting in Denver on Saturday; and while I did my thing, my husband met our son to walk around a couple of favorite antique malls.  We met up again for lunch at a good Japanese restaurant.  They reported that they had seen a bunch of brown transferware; and that's all I needed to hear!

After eating, we headed back to the antique mall so I could check the dishes out.  
What they had seen were nice, but a little pricey for early 20th century transferware.
BUT, in another booth my eagle eye spied this 19th century beauty ---

A large 11" x 15" platter (platters are my weakness) ---

with a beautiful 
scene ---
and exquisite tracery ---
with beautiful borders.
This is the mark on the back.  The kite mark indicates it was made on January 13, 1883.  Transferware from the Aesthetic Movement era is my favorite.
Probably more than I should spend; but with 25% off, I couldn't resist.
Hey, it's anniversary, birthday, and Christmas time of the year !!!!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018


We had a small family get-together to celebrate granddaughter, Caitlin's 22nd birthday and her boyfriend, Andy's 24th birthday with cake and ice cream.
And presents, of course, including books and also for this book- loving girl a bookcase quilt.
More details about this quilt can be found on my quilting blog --
Happy birthdays to Caitlin and Andy!