For Kelli's 'Show and Tell Friday' I would like to share the tea set which I bought July 1979 in London, England. The pattern is "Consul" by Spode. It is a simple cream china with a band of cobalt blue and thin gold lines. I got the tea set, four dinner plates and a serving bowl. (I would later order more pieces from the same store.) At Gered, the store where I bought it, I let them know that I would be travelling by plane with this china. So they packed it very well in a compact box with a carrying handle. When I arrived at Heathrow Airport I checked in my baggage, but the box of china, of course, was going on the plane with me. At the inspection station, when the inspector asked me to open box, I showed bill of sale from the store, which listed each item. He informed me that I had to open the box for inspection. However, I asked him, "But who is going to pack it up again? I don’t want anything broken."
So there we went, back and forth... the inspector firmly indicating that I had to open the package, and me questioning who would pack it up again. Finally, he decided to let it pass and I went on my way to the gate. Was I ever relieved to escape dismantling the well-done packing and then trying to get the pieces back into the slim box! Of course, that was long before September 11, 2001, and the subsequent restrictive security measures that passengers have to cope with.
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It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope— the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" Titus 2:13 NIV)
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Pitchers in Fruit & Vegetable Motif
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Welcome to Oak Rise Cottage, the Home of an Incurable Collector!
In this blog I will be sharing my ventures into the worlds of a collector with multiple enthusiasms. At Oak Rise Cottage there are collections such as items with pineapple motif, blue and white dishes and fabrics, tablesetting components, books in both regular and miniature editions, fruit motif items, Christmas holiday accessories, and so on...The pineapple evokes a hostess' love of sharing house and home with family and friends. Guests to Oak Rise Cottage share the collector's bounty -- based on my view that the house should express the personality and interests of the owner.
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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, daughter, big sister to 3 sisters and 1 brother, aunt to 7 nephews and 3 nieces, godmother to one boy, one girl, grand-aunt to two grandnieces, four grandnephews, friend to dear ones scattered across US and abroad. I am also a collector with multiple enthusiasms; and lately web logger. My loved ones are often referenced in my posts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts about my collections, thrifting and thrifted decor, and inspirational thoughts.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting." This quote is from a postcard I keep on the side of my refrigerator. It shows a white bird soaring against a blue sky.