Thursday, January 7, 2010

Vintage Highlight: Midwinter by Staffordshire

I have a soft spot for stoneware. My favorites are Staffordshire's Midwinter items, produced in the 1970s . There were several patterns: Stonehenge, Earth, Sun, Nasturtium, Wild Oats, Moon, Autumn and more. Is it wrong to want them all?

Image by A30yoyo

Stonehenge pitcher from my collection

Earth plate, available at Ophelia's Vintage

Nasturtium bowl, available at Ophelia's Vintage

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Masters: Carl Larsson

The work of Carl Larsson has always been a source of inspiration.  (Swedish painter, 1853-1919)

 Breakfast under the Big Birch, 1896

Spring, 1907

Flowers on the Windowsill, 1894

Brita and I (Self-protrait), 1895