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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

being green...a peek at some of my collection...Torquay Pottery


 ...from time to time I really love to share a peek at the most beloved among my collections... 
my Torquay Pottery...
Now, I am a true "collector"...
I have so many collections, 
I joke that I collect collections! 
That said, I have been dedicated to this masterfully made pottery since I was 18...
But one humble plate has actually been in my family for 5 generations now!
 
Here's Rory with his plate and my Mom, Rosie

 Recently I attended the wonderful, annual gathering of the North American Torquay Society (NATS)
Once a year we collectors gather to share, swap, learn and catch up...I am thrilled that the 2016 Convention will be held right here in 
Warwick, NY and Mahwah, NJ... 
stay tuned for details!  There will be a salesroom open to the public on Saturday, August 13th
Watch the events page of the site for more info..

Talks are part of the program at the annual conventions...and I wanted to share just a peek at some of the slides from the talk I gave to my fellow NATS members on "Being Green"

Much of my collection is dedicated to celebrating my favorite color...
GREEN...

 



Here's a closer look at some green patterns...


 ...of course I love the Shamrocks...
being Irish, and all!
 
I fell in love with florals thanks 
to friend Shelby Scherr...
They are like a garden in bloom...I am, of course, partial to those done on a green ground...
My fave of all is perhaps the Farm Scenes...but those are rare and few... 
hoping to find more someday...sigh...

So that's a quick peek...

For those of you intrigued...
you can read more about Torquay Pottery 
and the Society NATS

It's a great group of folks...and as much as I love the pottery, I am an active member and recently took the post as Vice President because,
 "...it's about the people not the pots", 
as my dad says... 
and they are great people!

AND if you can catch us at 
The Country Living Fairs...I am hosting NATS CHATS each day at 12:30...
thanks to Stella Show Management for this opportunity and to Country Living Magazine for acknowledging Torquay Pottery as 
"What's Hot in Collecting Vintage"

happy collecting
xo Jen

1 comment:

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I cannot understand how I have never found my way to your blog before! I had no idea that Torquay pottery was popular, or even available in America. Some of our family live in Torquay and we lived in Devon for a few years. I love the motto ware, such funny old sayings. You have a fabulous collection!

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