Sunday, August 29, 2010

The new to us Porcelain

As I mentioned, we had several new to us boxes of porcelain to go through.  Here are some pictures of the wonderful treasures passed down to us from Aunt Mildred who was a phenomenal china painter.
 Just a look at it all in the floor....well, most of it.  And there are about 20 plates all stacked up because there wasn't enough space in our living room to actually spread it all out. *Edit* Please also note the bins to the left that contain numerous vials of powdered paints which are VERY difficult to come by in my house because of the cost.

Some beautiful Tulip Style tea cups and a little Christmas village waiting for the colors of the season.

A cute little birdie sitting in it's nest, some picture frames, plates, and several footed bowls.

Lots of little Texas ornaments, and even some ceramic soup spoons.

A lovely piece that just needs to go in the kiln (when we find a way to power it).

Do you see it? 

This beautiful little Japanese tea cup held quite a surprise.

A nice little Geisha staring back when you drink your tea.

This turtle needs to be fired, but I thought he was awfully cute.

Some ceramic eggs waiting to be decorated for Easter.  I've wanted to make some of these since the first time I saw the ones in my in-law's house that Mildred painted.

Some of the AMAZING talent of Mildred also known as Millie.  I fell in love with this as soon as the wrapping came off.   I don't know that I will ever be capable of this.

And last but definitely not least, my favorite piece of the whole lot.  This little flying pig ornament made me laugh and certainly made me think of Mildred more than anything else in the bunch.  It took me several days to get all this unpacked, and a few more to get it all packed back up to put in the garage/studio until I can do something with it.  I'm itching to get started. 


  1. Oh MY!! How exciting for you! You got Christmas and your birthday all rolled up into one. I love gifts that are taylor-made for me. What an incredible blessing for you and I am sure that Ryan's Aunt Millie would love knowing that someone who truly appreciates her art and hard work has this unique and beautiful collection to work on.

    The quilt is georgeous Amanda, and I am so jealous of anyone who can paint. You are so incredibly talented. I think that the hot weather has really stoked your creativity this month!

    Keep up the beautiful work and hope to see you guys soon,


  2. You didn't mention the thousands of dollars worth of china paints all neatly sorted in that little shelving unit in the left edge of the first picture.

    Seeing all of this really makes me miss my Aunt. It's hard to believe that we're coming up on the one year anniversary of her passing. I'm so glad that you were able to get to know her. She certainly did a lot during her 89 years, and still proves to be an inspiration!


  3. Lori VickorySeptember 05, 2010

    I'm so glad that you were able to have her things! And, it's great to see that you love them as much as she did. :) I know this makes her happy.

  4. I would say that in today's market, that little china bird in a nested hand is probably worth two in the bush.