Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday With Dickens


English literature 101: Mr.Macawber (click).


Tony Weller (son of Sam Weller).....(click)


Mr.Pickwick....(click)


The Blue Boar......(click)





Mr.Micawber


Tony Weller


Mr.Pickwick


Okay, some explanation needed I suppose. I stopped buying 'things' a while back 
mainly because we were running out of room to put them (and I didn't want people
to begin to think I was a closet hoarder!).


But a few weeks ago I came across these 'old' plates by the Alfred Meakin Co. (click)
which were being auctioned off to the highest bidder by putting one's bid
on a list with everyone else who wanted them. I found out my bid was the highest.
And here they are. Something about them I couldn't resist......


Winter is very near and what a better read than one of Dickens' classics....
now that we have some background I think I will re-visit one.



18 comments:

  1. you have electricity, I hope no wind or hurricane yet, lovely photos and old words to read again.Stay safe. I fear for all those in the path of Sandy, devastation too hard to accept. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. Jean, we are fine and 'Sandy' stayed way to the south of us. But reports are showing extreme damage to our neighbours in New England. Our hearts are going out to them.
      Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I love your posts when you buy cool things! I was thinking the other day that you haven't done one for a while, and here is the explanation. Those plates are bloody great, what will you do with them? I think they would look fab mounted on the wall. I've got a solution to the fact you are running out of room - become a dealer! You've got a great eye for stuff, you'd make some money, and we get more posts about your little 'finds'!

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    1. Great minds think alike, Annie!! I am looking for a way to sell all the things I have been accumulating for years and filling our basement. I have things on Kijiji (a buy/sell online network. I would love to have a shop or access to one and my 'goods' in there.
      Then I would be able to continue to look for more 'things'.....that is the most enjoyable aspect of all this....finding the items !

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  3. My mother would love these plates -- I totally understand about the hoarder fear. I stopped thrifting some time ago to prevent that label. :)

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    1. Oh yes, that hoarder fear!! It was getting a bit questionable...but now I have a new 'job' in my retirement...to get rid of it all!!!

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  4. Oh, I love these. What a marvelous find!

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    1. I will have my sights switched on for the rest of this set....not sure how many more there are....maybe only one more as far as I could tell.

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  5. Good Morning, Jim,
    Closet hoarder? Never! Collector of fine dishware, of course!
    Love these plates, totally awesome. The artistry on these is something else, right down to the grate in the street. You were right to love them! They are in a class by themselves!

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    1. These were the first in a while that I gave a 'second look'.

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  6. What the Dickens! Charming little plates!

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    1. ....is going on here!!?? Cute eh?

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  7. These plates are gorgeous. If I had spotted them somewhere I would have fallen for them too! At first glance I thought they were bookplates, so thanks for the links. I was completely drawn in by their warm rich tones, and I like how you popped their colors by photographing the plates on a background that picks up on accent colors in the plates.

    The Dickens content is really fun. I, too, enjoy reading Dickens, and I hope to read through a stack of books this winter. A Tale of Two Cities is my favorite Dicken's book. I read it when I was twelve, and I have never forgotten it. Those last words: "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done . . . There's just something about guillotines! And sacrifice for love.

    My hoarding of National Geographic magazines is a topic of frequent discussion in our home. I think everyone has something they crave and accumulate.

    I'm glad that Hurricane Sandy missed you. I am heartsick about the sinking of the HMS Bounty. There was a beautiful post on Nova Scotian webcans the other day of the Bounty leaving Halifax escorted by a happy tug. Who could imagine it sinking?

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  8. You'd have to be made of stone to resist those plates!

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    1. Yes Terry! That's what I told Ron!! lol

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  9. Hey you "Hoarder" you. Carolyn and you could open up a shop on the NS/NB border and sell all the ++_)())___)_)+_+ we and you have choking the life out of the very souls we are trapped in.

    Have fun!!!!

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    1. Hey Brian you old son of a gun!!! Good idea! Now what does the Mrs. think of your plan? And which province has the better taxes?!Thanks for stopping by and good to see you both the other day!

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