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Rural Southwestern Virginia

Once again it's been quite a while since I've been on here! It's been a busy summer and now that the cooler weather is settling in, hopefully I'll be around more. HaOnce again it's been quite a while since I've been on here! It's been a busy summer and now that the cooler weather is settling in, hopefully I'll be around more. Haven't really been out doing much hunting lately, but look forward to seeing all the new things that have been shared on the site. I've missed everyone and hope to catch up on with all of you soon. I collect all kinds of things, but blue willow china and cobalt glass are at the top of my list! I love old china, earthenware and crystal, especially etched crystal rather than cut. My favorite is, Fostoria's Etched Optical Virginia pattern. I love the delicate crystal and needle etching of it.. that my daughter's name is also Virginia is a mere coincidence. (yea, right *LOL*) I also collect ephemera (old magazines, sheet music, post cards, ads etc. if the images appeal to me) Art Deco makes my skin crawl so I steer away from that era and I'm not a big fan of American Art Pottery....unless it's blue of course :-) I love Victorian art and furniture, especially anything oak. We live in a VERY rural family farming area where people live with and use china, glassware, furniture, and old farm implements that have been in their families for many generations. Much of the furniture and implements are handmade, one of a kind pieces. Oh and I forgot to mention, jimborasco is my husband. And if you like, you may call me Margaret. :•) (Read more)

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The Plate that Started My Obsession - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Noritake Export Japanese Lustreware Oval Bowl circa 1924 Pattern Unknown - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Blenko Cobalt Pitcher of Unknown Age - Art Glassin Art Glass
Cobalt Suncatchers  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Cobalt Butter Dish - Glasswarein Glassware
Vetreria Etrusca Charger/Platter of Unknown Age - Art Glassin Art Glass
Cobalt compote that matches my large vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Large Cobalt Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
My Newest Crystal Eggs - Glasswarein Glassware
Unknown Blown Cobalt and Clear Perfume Bottle - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. How wonderful to see another miniature with a possible connection to mine! Thanks for posting and sharing this one and for your comments on mine. *S*
  2. There are several members that can help you with restoration tips. Check out some posts/comments by trunkman. He gave us quite a bit of help in restoring this one of ours. http://www.collectorsweekly...
  3. Hi bigelow. There are a lot of good sites about Ball jars. From what I can tell about the way BALL is written, I would guess it would date between 1933-1960. You can check it against these designs. ht...
  4. Oh wow, batbrat! Now you've made ME shiver. *L* The circular portion is the insignia/symbol that is used by the order of the garter, as are the words seen on it. When I get my head on straight and bac...
  5. batbrat, I am absolutely stunned! Speechless and so very thankful! I had really given up hope that I would ever know who this young woman might have been. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you t...
  6. Nice piece of history and pretty too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and to everyone at CW. :-)
  7. I like this sketch a lot. I see hard work and strength in it. For what it's worth, the horse in the sketch seems to be a draft/work horse. The way the straps on the bridle go across the face and seem ...
  8. You're welcome and I'm glad the info was of some help. :-)
  9. Gebruder Hepp is "Brothers Hepp" and Pforzheim is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. You can read about their work at these two sites: http://www.silvercollection.it/ASCASBOHRMANN.html http...
  10. Better late than never, I suppose...This is from a Knights Templar sword belt. The suit of armor I believe is from an older chain. I believe the newer ones have a knight in armor on them. My grandfath...
  11. Hey musikchoo! The 'scales' are the date mark used for 1947, and the EPNS is for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. The 1201 is most likely the item or pattern number. I found a couple of pieces like yours...
  12. Can't be for certain since the picture is so bright, but it looks like sponge ware. Google some images for it and see if it looks like your pitcher. Hope that helps a little. :-)
  13. What a wonderful old quilt and great story! It's amazing the things people can do with fabric bits and pieces. There are so many gorgeous patterns and designs being made today that are kept in storage...
  14. Sizzler, meant to say earlier this piece is very nice. Do you know how old it its? (@blunderbuss, I wouldn't know if I wasn't married to a pressman!) :-)
  15. Thanks for the loves I missed over the summer! I'm STILL working on getting this thing down off the wall and posting some good pictures of it. :-)
  16. Really old ones were painted, blunderbuss2. Later they started using transfers, in the mid 1700's, especially for many familiar patterns. As with other printing, such as offset printing, you can see t...
  17. You're welcome. Yes, there were many others scott. I only mentioned it because it was mentioned at the site where I found the ring.
  18. Sorry no one has been able to give you more information. I'd hoped it would have been familiar to someone by now, but maybe the planets aren't lined up quite right yet. Don't give up! :-)
  19. Hi scottvez! I was just looking at your ring and found a site that has a ring with a different dragon design, BUT the 1945 and China are the same and it too is adjustable. There are pictures at the si...
  20. Thanks to MrsAR8Jason and everyone else who I might have missed during our summer of craziness. :-)
  21. Thanks for the love BELLIN68, nsvmom, bratjdd, jimborasco, officialfuel, thriftfan, and most recently MrsAR8Jason. I apologize for the being late with the thanks. As always, they are greatly appreciat...
  22. Hi debbiepike54. This is a very pretty little holder! Can you post a picture of the markings? If the markings aren't actually legible, someone familiar with them may be able to them by shape/color/etc...
  23. How cute! I've seen one with a chick using a daisy as an umbrella that might be a companion piece. I'm afraid the picture isn't quite clear where the flowers are and there is some glare, but my guess ...
  24. Thank you vetraio! And it only took me 3 posts to get it all on here. That might be some kind of record. *LOL* :-)
  25. Found it! It's the Les Cinq Fleurs pattern.
  26. DOH, that should read "Reed and Barton".
  27. The hallmarks are from Reed and Barto, Taunton, MA. They are a griffin, an "R" and a lion rampant. Sorry, I can't tell you the pattern, but if I find it anywhere, I'll let you know. You can see the ha...
  28. Sorry I can't tell much about the pattern from the photo, but I can see enough to know it's quite pretty. I'm not that well versed in ironstone, but I know of 2 companies that used the "J M & S" on ir...
  29. Very pretty! Maybe a covered compote, since it's so large? It looks as if it has a signature on the lower right of the flowers. I have seen several pieces marked like this. Some described as being mar...
  30. Thanks for the love Justanovice ,smee, bratjdd, petey, toolate2 and jimborasco! I'm glad you like it LucyFan1975. :-)
  31. Thanks for the love miKKo, inky, petey and BELLIN68! :-)
  32. Thanks to miKKo, inky and petey for the love! :-)
  33. Thanks for all the love walksoftly, inky, petey, Manikin, BELLIN68 and miKKoChristmas11! I appreciate it. :-)
  34. Thanks for the love inky, petey, Manikin, BELLIN68 and miKKoChristmas11! Thanks for the info Paul71. :-)
  35. Thanks for the love and comment inky! Thanks for the love philligirl. :-) Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  36. Thanks for the love bratjdd! :-)
  37. Thanks to Manikin and miKKo for the love! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! :-)
  38. I hope you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Bellin as well as everyone else here at CW! Our daughter and her family were in for the holiday and we had a delightful time. *S* Thanks for the love Bell...
  39. Blue, silver, shiny..and pretty! For me, it doesn't get any better than that unless there are roses involved too. *L* My first thought when I saw the picture was Russian also. Lovely piece. Thanks fo...
  40. Lovely! Reminds me of a gorgeous old 1920's Hotel in my hometown that has just recently been razed...to make room for a parking lot *sigh* The lobby was absolutely stunning and had very similar fixtur...
  41. You're very welcome, Agram.m. :-)
  42. Thanks for the love Justanovice and miKKo! Thanks for liking my pitcher, trgrubaugh.
  43. Thanks for commenting, philligirl! :-)
  44. I love the look of these! Thanks for sharing them. :-)
  45. Very interesting and pretty piece! Thanks for sharing it. :-)
  46. Wyeth registered a boric acid solution for eye wash that they called Collyrium in 1937. I found bottle similar to yours that I believe is probably a little earlier than the one you have, but I won't s...
  47. Very lovely pieces! I can never look at these old pieces without thinking of their creators and previous owners. For me, modern pieces pale in comparison. Their history is what makes these pieces so a...
  48. miKKo, thanks for the comment and the love. I fell in love with those white porcelain and brass handles on the drawers when I saw them and ordered the transfers to put on them and some for the porcela...
  49. I'll have to keep my eyes out for one! My husband said he'd make me one out of a blue willow plate, but I can't bring myself to have one drilled. *L* I haven't seen one like you describe. I'll have to...
  50. What a cute bracelet! I'll have to tell my daughter to have a look. She's got a frog and owl thing going. :-)
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