After 5 weeks away, I'm back home and trying to ship orders, unpack, remember where I keep things at home, and glad to be off the road for awhile. There is mail totally covering the dining room table to include, among the stacks, interesting Wedgwood news. First, the receipt of a book we ordered some time ago before it was available, from Amazon.com. Designed & written by Tricia Foley, a former President of Wedgwood USA, and others, it's full of gorgeous table top photos and other scenes of china, Queen's Ware, jasper and black basalt. You will find many things in the book which are in our inventory. Check out page 40, a great illustration of the "Adam" pattern, named after the brothers of architectural fame, but mis-marked on many pieces as "Adams" - we have 3 pieces of that in stock. Page 67 also illustrates items we have in stock as does the Table of Contents page. The book is a treasure trove of ideas for using your Wedgwood collection to compliment your home decor, your meals and your collectible shelves. You'll see scenes from Lord Wedgwood's beautiful home as well, not to be missed. Martha Stewart and Vera Wang designs are also presented. This book is a catalog, a learning tool and a great coffee table book! Find it for less than cover price at Amazon.Com ISBN is 978-0-307-45184-2. You will notice a definite predominance of white and cream patterns, check out our inventory for lots of white and cream, but in particular we have a place setting of the timeless pattern "Wedgwood White" seen on the Title Page of the book, see it here. Additionally you will see on page 150 the timeless Queen's Ware pattern "Edme". Over the years I've written often about this pattern, one of Wedgwood's longest running patterns, in fact I believe that right now it is probably the longest running pattern currently in production. We have a good deal in stock but I'll let you know that the older "Edme" is a creamier color, not as white as the newer pattern seen on page 151. Personally I love mixing stark white and creams, but others might not. Beware as you buy the older patterns to mix with newer ones. Be sure to check our Queen's Ware inventory for undecorated and decorated "Edme" pattern pieces!
Also in our mail is the newest issue of the great newsletter published by The Wedgwood Society of Washington, DC. Loaded with photos this issue, more than normal it seems, it also sports a great, detailed, account of the recent Wedgwood International Seminar in England and more news about the Wedgwood 250th Anniversary Exhibition coming from October to February at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC. Check out our website LINKS to find information on all of these subjects - membership information for WSWDC and WIS, press release for the Wedgwood 250th and much more!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
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