I've shared these before, but decided to re-post just a few photos. There appears to be quite a bit of the Heritage-Green pieces available through Replacements Ltd. The bud vase and bone dishes I have belonged to my grandmother and mother, respectively. I do love the color combination.
Do you paint china or know someone who does/did? I've always been in awe of women who can paint the delicate, pretty flowers on china. I know nothing about the technique or process involved. Guess I will add that to my list of things to Google ... but not today!
On another note: I'm reading Living a Charmed Life by Victoria Moran. It's a series of essays, as are many of her books. I've owned quite a few of hers, then donated them to the library a year or two ago (books in, books out is a must around here). But I had missed reading this one, ordered it with my Mother's Day Amazon GC, and will keep it around awhile. (Even though I don't believe in the same vein as authors like Moran, Alexandra Stoddard, and Sarah Ban Breathnach as to spiritual matters, I do like to read them for their take on living a positive and happy-as-possible life.)
So far my favorite essay has been the one entitled "Keep your sunny side up" (sic). In it she says that positive people can be annoying, but yet "it's those positive-thinking bright-side-lookers with the changed attitudes who are routinely called to the front of the line. ...The way I see it at this point is that I have two choices: I can either be negative, sophisticated, and miserable, or I can keep my sunny side up, seem to some people a bit of a lightweight, and be happy." I so agree with her, and I guess that was what I was trying to say in my post "Happy Intellectuals."
I've been speculating that with regard to happiness/positivity, perhaps there are, among others, these three types of people somewhere on the happiness continuum: those blessed persons who come with the "happy gene," meaning happiness comes easily for them; those who argue for their right to avoid happiness, considering choosing happiness as being beneath their intelligence; and those who (forgive me for my bluntness) are bright or logical enough (or blessed with lots of plain old common sense) to comprehend that thinking/acting/being happy makes one happy (aka Think Happy Be Happy). I'm not there 24/7 yet, but I'm there much more than I used to be.* As with any diet, cutting out negativity takes determination and practice. And singing to myself. :O)
I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
Civilla Martin 1905
(Click here to read how this wonderful song came to be. It's short!)
Just thinking on this Friday evening, and praying that all is well with you and yours,
* As I've said in previous posts, I'm not saying appropriate periods of grief or mourning should be supplanted by attempts to choose happiness. Everyone needs and deserves to grieve a loss. But eventually there comes a time ...