Category Archives: Vintage dishes

Monday in the ARK: Acts of Restorative Kindness

Here’s that new week for us to enjoy! It is another hot one in Mississippi and it was already sultry and heavy when I went out before 8 to feed the hillside zoo. Fortunately, these little guys and gals were … Continue reading

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Mimicking nature in your cup

Sometimes I notice how colors and textures to which I am drawn are the same as those that draw my attention in nature. While making tea this morning, I decided on Himalayan Golden Tips, and chose the Peach Lustre tea … Continue reading

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Ceylon Smoke: “Sri Lankan version of a Chinese lapsang souchong”

Ceylon Smoke is the newest offering from Rakkasan Tea Company. They described it as “…our savory Sri Lankan version of a Chinese lapsang souchong–a smoked black tea.” It is smoked with cinnamon sticks that are freshly harvested. I love a … Continue reading

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Celebrate the small things

The air conditioning/heating units are installed in the studio–time for another celebration! I lost 2 additional pounds–time for another celebration! I am still standing–time for another celebration! After a couple of days without more rain, and intermittent sunshine, yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Wandering Wednesday: I am on a streak!

I started an online Spanish course and have completed 22 days straight of exceeding my target goal. I took Spanish in college, and retained a tiny bit. Later, I developed a special directed study on Spanish for Medical Social Workers … Continue reading

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Ella Gap Oolong (Sri Lanka) from Rakkasan Tea

On a more relaxing change of pace, I am enjoying the latest tea offering from Rakkasan Tea Company–the best tea in the world. As soon as I got the email last week announcing the addition of “a rare, hand-rolled Ceylon … Continue reading

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Deciphering bottle marks: The Owens-Illinois water jug pitcher

Back in the early 1970s, we found this half-gallon pitcher jug under the house, along with a light aqua gallon jug and a ribbed soda bottle.  I think that may have started my collecting of old bottles and jugs, and … Continue reading

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How Frederick Hurten Rhead’s ‘Virginia Rose’ went from Cross Plains, Texas to Taylor, Mississippi: “Thank you, Miss Mozelle”

It gets easier, as we get older It gets easier to say, “not today” And it gets easier, as we get older To say, “go away, not today” Willie Nelson, It Gets Easier, 2017 You know what I love most … Continue reading

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Yorktown Art Deco shape: Edwin M. Knowles ‘flower pots’

I picked up this plate somewhere back in Texas, intrigued by the lovely shape and colorful design. For years, it was displayed on an easel on the buffet. The move to Mississippi took its toll on a lot of things, … Continue reading

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Poppies on Porcelain: Ivory Porcelain by Sebring

In addition to this small plate, the pattern that Replacements, Ltd. called “green and red floral pattern” is found on a square plate shape with fluted edges and a green border. The flowers appear to be poppies to me. Sebring … Continue reading

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