The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Jugs, Mugs and Rugs

If quilts weren't my main preoccupation the title of this blog could well be the title to this post.

I have always loved jugs and have bought them for many years, yet I never consider myself a collector.  That to me means dedication of purpose - searching for them. I don't do this - I acquire them when and where I see them and I have acquired a goodly number both old and new. They are grouped around my house and I haven't counted them and I won't.  When I go on  holiday they are my chosen souvenir together with their rhyming companions, mugs and rugs - well it's a harmless enough obsession?

My mother and I have bought quite a few rugs on day trips.  On one occasion in Oxford, seeing one in the window of a shop as the bus entered the bus park and buying it as soon as we alighted!  I blame it on inheritance, my Great Grandmother's influence, but that is a story for a future post!

This is my introductory jug - you will probably be seeing more - a 19th Century Staffordshire Blue and White filled with single Lace Cap Hydrangea head.  Naturally jugs are my favoured flower containers!


Carlie said...

I love jugs too and I also collect blue and white stuff. I like your blog and your quilts are great!

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...

Thank you Carlie, there are plenty more jugs to come, keep looking!

Radka said...

I share your love of jugs too, it must be something to do with the shape of them:)

MARCIE said...

I collect these also. some very old ones and some new. Yours is a beauty!
Love your header!