Just a couple days after I wrote about the beautiful Portmeirion found in the tub on the floor with all the discounted items….and wishing for a second to share soup with someone – look what showed up in the same shop. The glaze is crazed; (but then again, so am I) (crazed, not glazed) and there is a small chip. Must be the older sister. But now I have two – I had better get the soup pot ready.
My book arrived from the lovely ladies up at Stoke-on-Trent. I can’t find these patterns; but I have learned a lot more about this wonderful company and designs. And now will be keeping my eyes and heart open for a couple more designs. And will make be better at spotting them in tubs, dumpsters, wherever I happen to be.
Today I finally picked up a coffeepot I had been watching in another shop window; it has been there almost a month. It is attractive – in a retro kind of way – something about it said “turn me over”. Villeroy and Boch; and made in Luxembourg (not China, as some of the recent ones are). Reminds me of another story that needs writing – but later. Involving Luxembourg, Germany, and Prescott, Arizona USA it is a longer route than Route 66; but you could go through Flagstaff quite easily on the way to Prescott if you landed in Vegas.