A very old piece of Japanese china has travelled a lot of miles with me as I have moved around over the years. It has been packed away in storage, left at my parents house and even lived in a few countries. It has been in Australia for quite some time now and here to stay. It's cracked and has been glued back together a long time ago and the glue is now discolouring... but I can't bear to part with it.
You see, my father bought this jam pot for his mother (my most favourite nana) for her birthday when he was 5 years old, that was 80 years ago now! Any wonder I am emotionally attached to individual pieces of china I own that have a certain family history and a lovely story. !! Hoping you would agree here...?
I have kept my eye out over the years for additional pieces, they do crop up occasionally and when I see them I just can't help myself. I found a perfect jam jar years ago.
Then a few under-plates in the same pattern.
Snapped a beautifully crazed and discoloured gravy boat ...
...then all of a sudden before I knew it a small collection was well and tuly born.
All of these pieces were found years ago and I haven't seen any since. I don't know how popular this Japanese anemone-ware was back in the thirties.
The anemone-ware sits quite nicely next to the peony-ware pieces I have collected.....I won't tell you what is next to them!!! I don't use these pieces on a daily basis as they are very old and do not like being washed in hot water too much. They are proudly displayed in my china cabinet.
The blue floral linen tablecloth was one of my op-shop finds this week.
Do you have an attachment to vintage china story?