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Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Jasperware

Show and Tell
Show and tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home
This week’s suggested topic is "a special item in your bedroom."

I thought I’d share this table in a corner of my bedroom. I currently use it to display Wedgwood jasper ware that I have acquired over many years from various sources. Wedgwood began producing wares in the 1760s, and the factory is still in production today.
In the center is a tiny dish with Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), the founder of the company. The creamer and teacup and saucer have glazed interiors.

On the left side are a set of miniature books with Shakespeare’s works and a ceramic tulip bell from Italy.

My first piece, the little plate with the swirled border, was bought at Jordan Marsh department store. Next to the bell is a little plate was a thrift shop find for 50 cents due to a small chip. The mug with the façade of Saint Paul’s Cathedral was found in a local antique shop. From eBay I got the creamer and teacup and saucer, missing out on the sugar and teapot. I was in England in summer 1995 and bought the small covered box as a memento.

Other jasper ware items are on top of a bookshelf across the room. The bowl was from a local jewelry store, and the vase from a mail order to Puerto Rico.

To visit other Show and Tell posts, please go to Kelli’s.

Thank you for coming by. Please leave a comment and do come again soon.


Muum said...

Those are lovely, I am not a collector, and haven't seen these before. I guess I am out of the loop, 'cause they are very nice!

Jessica said...

This is an especially beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing.

Kims Art said...

Beautiful! It makes me want to start a collection! Have a great weekend.

Timalee said...

Those are beautiful pieces, very nice arrangement!

ceekay said...

Very pretty. I like how you have them all grouped together. Really makes a statement. have a good weekend.

Hello! said...

Just lovely! thanks for showing these..something I haven't seen before..very pretty!

Jewelgirl said...

Oooh, This collection is gorgeous,
I love the blue color and its
very pretty where it is displayed.

Lidian said...

Oh, I love jasperware! Blue and white things are so lovely and peaceful in a bedroom (or anywhere!)

Bonita said...

I'm drooling! Those are so beautiful! I just love the colors.

Kelli said...

Carrie your Wedgewood jasper is so pretty and I love how you have everything displayed! White and blue is such a beautiful color combination.

Nancy said...

Carrie: Your Wedgwood is beautiful and clearly a source of joy for you. I know the feeling! I thought you and the other visitors to your Show and Tell might like to visit WedgwoodCapital.org. This is the website for the Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C., a group of Wedgwood collectors and enthusiasts.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for your comment! I love the Wedgewood!!

I'll catch up later! I'm off again!


GrumpyAngel said...

Carrie, thanks for giving me the link to this post! How beautiful! I love wedgewood and I greatly enjoyed studying these photos and "examining" your collection! I hope someday I'll have as close to many as you have :-)