Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Truth in Lending....or I really DO believe in Honesty

Creamware is a type of earthenware originally made from white Cornish clay....


















I am fairly certain that what I call my "creamware" isn't made from white Cornish clay because it was all made in Trenton, New Jersey in the 50's and 60's...but I think a lot of us call anything that is all cream or off white "creamware" and that's okay with me. It's still very pretty and can make quite a statement against a beautiful color.
My children's great-aunt worked in a porcelain factory for fifty years and these are some of the things they made. I treasure them not only for their beauty but because they were touched by her precious, loving hands. This woman had no children of her own but treated all children as her own. She taught me about compassion, honor and unconditional love. She taught me that women could take care of themselves and not to be afraid of hard work or hard times. She taught me to believe in myself, to dream and to work towards those dreams and most importantly to never, ever give up. In more ways than one I owe my life to this woman. She has gone on to what I believe is a glorious, well deserved reward.
Thank-you Lord for putting Aunt Jo in my life.
My wish for you: May you have an inspiration in your life that will encourage you and believe in you like my Aunt Jo did for me.

11 comments:

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

How lucky you are to have a beautiful memory to go along with that collection. The creamware is so pretty. I especially like the shape of the vase beside the lamp.

OldBagNewTricks said...

Oh, how right and smart you are -- everybody should have an Aunt Jo... though in absence of a real one I'd say it is fine and wise to make one up. I think I'll call mine Aunt Natalie.

Jenny

Pamela said...

Oh thank goodness for all the wonderful women who have had an influence on us. Honoring her through your Creamware is a great thing....

PG said...

She sounds lovely - I could have done with an aunt Jo! And what gorgeous ceramics...

KJ said...

What a wonderful legacy Aunt Jo left! Thanks for sharing...

kj

Michele said...

What a sweet story. I love all of your creamware. I have thought many times that creamware should be my next collection.
Michele

Sweet Remembrance said...

The creamware is beautiful...
How wonderful that your aunt had a hand in making these!
They are a treasure...

Angie said...

It's wonderful that you have such sweet reminders of your Aunt Jo! I know you must enjoy them everyday.

Angie

KJ said...

Hi Francie: Thanks for your post. Be sure to post right under the actual COFFEE BEAN GIVEAWY entry. That way you will definitely be included in the line-up for the drawing! And I'm with you on liking giveaways... Your coffee related "Mmmm" made me want to go make a pot!

kj

Aunt T said...

Beautiful pieces. I have my grandmothers milk glass collection and it also has a very special meaning to me. I hope that I am a good influence on at least one of my nieces or nephews in years to come.

Hugs,

Teresa

About Me said...

Hi Francie....your "creamware" collection is lovely...especially the cornucopia! I have a small collection myself although I'm sure it wasn't made from Cornish clay as it was all made in the good old USA. :) My Meema was my "Aunt Jo"...she taught me a love for all things old and especially a love for "the hunt"!

Pink hugs,
Debbie
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