Monday, February 13, 2012
A Little Bit of England
These two tiny pieces of pottery have been displayed, on a shelf, in my home for over 15 years. When I first collected them, I had no idea that today, I would have so many blogging friends in England.
Do you recognize this pottery?
Do you have any Torquay Pottery? I would love to hear from you. Tell me what you have collected.
In fact, now that I have thought about it, I just may try to collect more. Here is a sampling of some of the mottos you might find:
Believe not all you hear....And tell not all you believe.
Comfort is better than Pride.
Do not hurry....Do not flurry...Nothing good is got by worry.
Words of wisdom for the coming week.
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I haven't heard of this pottery before but it's very nice. I like all the quotes. Hope you have a lovely week xxx
Hello Emma...thanks for stopping by. If you are interested in the pottery, just click on Torquay Pottery. It will link you with some information.Delete
I've never seen any of that pottery before. I've just had a look on ebay and it seems to be known as ' motto ware'. I like the colours of it.ReplyDelete
Hi Scarlet...I looked on ebay, too. It's not too expensive. I might bid on a few pieces.Delete
I've never heard of this pottery before either Meggie, I will keep an eye out for some in my little corner of England.........love the quotes. xReplyDelete
Hi Lily, so glad to hear from you. I believe it comes from the area around Torquay, Devon, England.Delete
I have seen it before and I think I have a small piece tucked away in a box somewhere - a jug, I believe - I can't for the life of me remember the motto on it though! One fine day I shall get the last couple of boxes unpacked.ReplyDelete
You know, the pottery is very fragile. It's a wonder any of it is left in one piece. Thinking of those unpacked boxes....uhhh, I have a few myself, leftover from other moves.Delete
I've seen it but know what it's called, but I have a book and I'll take a look!! Suzy xReplyDelete
If you have not seen this site perhaps you might like a browse...http://torquaypottery.co.uk/ Suzy xReplyDelete
Thanks, Suzy, for taking the time to look it up. As I was telling Elaine, it's a wonder any of it is left in one piece. The red clay breaks apart very easily.Delete
Hello Meggie. I've just found your lovely blog via 'Beyond the Nook'. I have become your latest follower! Best Wishes, JanReplyDelete
Welcome Jan! Thank you for joining my blog. Your blog will be a nice addition to my growing list of bloggers. It is so much fun to share with each other.Delete
Dear Meggie, I like all kind of pottery very much. Expecially from England Origins. And you have a very beautiful collection. I looked your pictures again and again. Happy Valentine's Day to you with all your loves..ReplyDelete