Category Archives: collecting

According to Plan

The hang of the completed hallway was scheduled for Queen’s birthday weekend (first weekend in June). We’ve have lived for a while with the hallway looking spare and now time had come to get our heads around the complexities of hanging … Continue reading

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Journey to a Hanging [My Version]

  1. I have pressed a friend who hangs artworks for a living to assist me in hanging the pictures in the newly painted hall. The date arranged is a month away – the long Queen’s Birthday weekend. The day … Continue reading

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Hanging with Andrew McIntosh Patrick

  When I come back to the house I usually end up pulling out one of the books or magazines I have on the homes and collections of Andrew McIntosh Patrick.  It is my way of taking stock. It allows me … Continue reading

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Out dammed spot

Can you imagine living in a world where certain decorative items purchased for the home – came with a large sticker announcing – this person has TASTE and MONEY? From the 1950s until some time in the 1970s New Zealand … Continue reading

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Old friends and old rivals reunited

  The other day while looking at an Old Sheffield Plate salver, a friend identified the marks, a pair of suns, as those of Mathew Boulton. Boulton was, he said, ‘a highly regarded Sheffield plate maker.’ I was fascinated. Why was … Continue reading

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An Easterly Trajectory

We spotted this work in a sale. For me at least, the initial viewing was a bit of blur, as I’d left my glasses behind. I could determine outlines of large pieces of furniture and the distinctive shape of a … Continue reading

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The right size but the wrong green

As both Wedgewood and the colour green are constant themes on this blog, I thought I’d write a short posting on two green eggcups purchased today for a dollar. They were found at the local hospice, along with a small … Continue reading

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