Arts & crafts and potters feature in this week's prompt photograph.
I have written about my mother's talents in previous blog posts, notably in Happiness is Stitching, which focused on her skill with the needle.
But Mum (right) also tried her hand at many other crafts, in this case, painting on china. Here are some examples of her work, which are signed on the back with her initials and the date 1960.
Peggy met her husband whilst working in a barrage balloon squadron during the war. She emigrated to Australia shortly after and brought me this little plate on her only return visit to Britain in 1980 - Peggy here with her sons Philip and Ian - my Australian cousins, c.1954
Continuing the theme of china, here are three tea-sets from three generations - my mother, my grandmother and my great grandmother.
My mother's wedding china from 1938
The wedding china of my grandmother Alice Danson, nee English who married my grandfather William Danson in 1907.
|Alice English - could this be her wedding photo, given she is wearing a corsage? Copies of the photograph were held by various branches of the family. |
And finally a tea-set of my great grandmother, Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe.(1859-1919)
According to her granddaughter, Maria acquired it by collecting coupons from a newspaper offer.
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