It's funny how things happen. Having a blog has introduced me to people that I would otherwise never have the chance to meet. I've met other Texans, fellow Speech Pathologists, people from other countries, hilarious people, awesome writers, amazing photographers and people who like chippy and rusted as much as I do. I just recently met a new blog "friend" that truly was a surprise.
I have been planning a post for a while now to spotlight some beautiful things I have that I wish more people would seek out for their home too. My paternal grandmother was a china painter. She painted so many things, so many different kinds of things that we were given as gifts as children or inherited when she passed away in the early 1970's. Inspired by her talent, my mother took lessons and painted china for a few years as well so I have many of her things. Sadly, it seems to me that china painting may be a dying art. I don't understand that. So many blogs I've seen love soft pastel colors (pink, blue, green) blended with cream, shabby chic style decorating or cottage style complete with soft roses. Pieces of beautifully painted china fit so well in those decorating styles yet I don't see many, if any, feature those kinds of pieces.
One of my newest followers is Amy at Vintage Porcelain Art. I always check out the blogs of any new followers or commenters so I clicked on hers to visit. Oh my. As I read her blog, I saw some beautiful pieces that reminded me of my family treasures. She, too, felt like it was a dying art that people needed to rediscover. She's quite the talent and has even been featured on tv! Please go check her out. Looking at her blog inspired me to finish this and get it posted.
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