Any way to get back to business, again I must say hello and thank you to all my new followers. I have received loads of lovely comments and its so nice to meet new people and discover the amazing talent that is out there in blogland. Lots of you have commented on the wiggly bags, and offered to make some, which is great, but of course I can take no credit for this. I found the information first here and was encouraged to have a go. Glad it reached a few other people.
I received a parcel this morning..
Soft cotton tape..so I can now thread mine and get them in the post. Just sorting some more scraps to make another batch.
Not been real busy today, bit of shopping this morning..collected a few bits from our CS...
This is The Countryside Companion edited by Tom Stephenson and what a great book it is.
Can't seem to find a date in it anywhere but it appears to be from the late 40s or 50s
This is the inside of the cover both back and front.. and there are the most amazing illustrations, not enhanced at all by my photographs but the light had gone when I took these..
This is part of the farmers year, fascinating to see how our countryside has changed...and rather sad too!
Then I found this
Shame about the sticker, daren't take it off.. The dust cover is a bit fragile. It seems to be mostly poems and rhymes connected with the garden. A real mixed bag!
Makes you think doesn't it..
But I bet all you lucky keepers of chucks will read this one aghast.......
I wonder what that fine bird had done to deserve that!.....
I found quite a few more bits but can't show these at the moment as they are for surprises but I can show you these..
A sweet simple cream midwinter bowl
And this......THE CONUNDRUM
A cream cheese dish....but wait all seems well but look at the stamps
First the plate...
Geo L Ashworth & Bros Ltd 1967..
and the cover..
Now I know that Geo L Ashworth & Bros Ltd bought some of the Masons patterns and that Grimwades are part of royal winton pottery, but that is as far as my knowledge goes.
So tell me all you lovely vintage pottery collectors, is my cheese dish made up from two different pieces?
Is there yet another connection between the two potteries?
The two pieces look as though they belong together. The fit is perfect, the colour matches, I am confused !!
Don't get me wrong I still love it and will use it I am just intrigued!
Hoping some pottery expert out there can solve my dilemma I will leave you all ....Til next time
PS. looks like I'd better sort that give away out..........soon!