Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daisy and Dot

I have 7 of these Mar-Crest, Daisy and Dot patterned plates. One has an obvious chip. I would like to replace it and find one more to complete the set. I really love the pattern.

This is a Daisy and Dot patterned divided bowl. It is perfect. I really love it. The brown of Mar-Crest matches all the drip edge pottery. It is quite striking together.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Coffee and Candy

These 2 pieces are only marked with a u.s.a. I don't know where they came from or who made them. I'm sure it is just a matter of searching a little more. Both pieces are large and have the drip edge(foam) of the McCoy brownware. I love them! My sister found the candy dish at a yard sale and got it for me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Real McCoy

This is a McCoy mug with the drip edge design. Some call it foam. I'd like to put together a six cup set.
This little beauty belonged to my grandma. It is a McCoy plain white milk pitcher. When I was a child it was on the table doing what it was created to do. So I know it was used for a long time. It is still perfect.

Monday, February 23, 2009

In The Beginning. . . . . ...

This is really the piece that got me started down the 'brownware' road. It is a West Bend 2-quart Bean Pot. My Grandma gave it to me. I served (put hair on your chest) chili out of it when I first married. It isn't big enough to serve more than 4 if you serve a soup in it. If you used it as a bean pot, it would serve quite a few.
It weighs a couple of pounds, at least. The thing with pottery is that things stay hot longer. Or in the case of a pitcher, cold.
It's not worth much, maybe $15.00. I've got to say though, on a autumn decorated table it's perfect! You know, chili time! Lovely with oranges and golds.
I don't use it anymore. Though I should. I love it. My grandmother had used it for many years before she gave it to me. A very comforting thought.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Land of Insomnia I

I am in insomniac mode again. Last night I was scribbling away trying to get the quilt out of my head. Figured out the design problems. Like I have time to do a quilt. This is going to start me off on my road to minis. Maybe. That's the plan anyway. I don't have time for a big one. At least I will have something to do in waiting rooms. Do something productive with all that wasted time.

Monday, January 5, 2009

First Post

This blog has been started to talk about things that just don't quite fit in a genealogy blog. I do other things, though sometimes it doesn't seem like it. I have all kinds of things to talk about in my 'real' life. So here is where I'll do it.
Quilts, crafts, family, collecting, friends and just anything that occurs to me.