Catching up from last week's trip away. We visited the Staffordshire Potteries Museum to see the Anglo Saxon treasure , the Staffordshire hoard, but there was so much else to see in this super museum.
I promise some crafty pics very soon once I collect my camera from Carol, later today. .... I left it safely stored in one of the cupboards at the Port Sunlight Show on Saturday!
In the entrance hall there was a collage composed from shards from many of the Staffordshire potteries and I was amazed to spot many brands I had used over the years.
Here's a close up and you may spot some you have had on your dining table!
Here's the larger picture...
Some very elaborate Minton ware.
I loved the old woman and her shoe full of children.... so beautifully stitched!
I seem to be finding wonderful doll's houses wherever I visit and this one is exqusite.
DH was especially interested in this Spitfire, designed by local man R.J.Mitchell.
Life as it was over several eras.
I used to help my mother to black lead and shine the brasses of one of these every Friday night! I can smell the toast now which we always made on the embers. My DD2 still uses the toasting fork, which my Dad made, to make toast on her wood burner stove.
Mum used to hide my tin whistle on the top shelf of a built in cupboard just like this but I would climb the shelves just like a ladder to retrieve it!
Yes, we had one of these airers too but our clothes were far less tatty!
Ah, memories but I still prefer modern labour saving appliances!!