shutting oneself up in a little world
of one's own, with pictures and
music and everything beautiful."
My Mother has always loved china. She collected little English pieces of fine bone china when I was a very little girl. I remember when she first discovered French china and then Prussian, Austrian, and Bavarian. She loved them instantly and they became something that she treasure hunted for in flea markets and antique stores. Her china collection is a part of my childhood and something that will always make me think of her. As I grew up I wanted to have my own collection and together we oohed and aaahed at shows and markets when we found a particularly pretty piece. I loved it the first time my Mum said we were rescuing these pretty pieces - that they were special because many of them came from places that don't exist anymore such as Prussia which hasn't existed since the 1940's! I wanted to show you a little bit of our combined china collections. As I was photographing some of my own pieces I realized that the ones that mean the most to me, that are my very favourites, are the ones my Mum gave to me. I believe that I will always look at beautiful china filled with pink roses and little loops of gold and think first before anything else of my Mother.
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Lolly Jane Link Party
Drawing by Jennelise Rose