Monday, January 05, 2009

Jasperware

It's the first Blue Monday of 2009! I am all revved up and ready to share some great blue items over the next few weeks, so I hope you'll be coming by regularly! Be sire to visit Sally and the other participants to see their blue items, too.
My mother has several pieces of Wedgwood porcelain from the Jasperware accessories collection. She has green and pink/terracotta, as well as these 2 blue pieces, the most well-known color of this signature pottery. Wedgwood Pottery was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), who is remembered as the Father of English Potters. During his lifetime, Josiah Wedgwood invented what remain three of Wedgwood’s most famous ceramic lines- Queen’s Ware, 1762, Black Basalt, 1768 and Jasper, 1774.For more blue goodness, be sure to visit Sally and the other participants at Smiling Sally!

36 comments:

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It's beautiful. I've never seen this particular series and I'm just in awe how pretty is it. I'm sure the pictures do not do it justice.
Enjoy your day!

Kim said...

Very lovely! I think my mom has a piece of this but I have never asked her about it. Now I will have to go dig through her stuff--boy is she a plateware collector--
*smiles*
Kim

Chris said...

Ok,l I THINK I finally have something that you may have, it is like a jewelery box, I'm going to find it and do a post next week about it. Maybe you'll be able to give me a lesson on it. Cause I know nothing. LOL

Hugs,
Chris

bj said...

Oh, so beautiful....I think I have a small piece of this somewhere...gotta find it now.
Happy day, bj

Smilingsal said...

I've always admired Wedgwood. It's such a beautiful true shade of blue. Happy Blue Monday!

Robyn said...

lovely collection of wedgewood! Thanks for sharing - nice way to start the week - lovely blue for monday!
Have a great day!

White Iris Designs said...

Very pretty & so English!
Love the softness & the contrast between the colors...

Susan said...

Beautiful blue pieces!

ellen b said...

Good morning Elizabeth! What great pieces. Josiah really made a mark for himself with his unique style...

squawmama said...

Good Morning Elizabeth... Beautiful pieces.... Thanks for posting them I really enjoyed seeing them... Have a good day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very pretty, Elizabeth! I'm glad you shared them with us. I love Jasparware. :-)

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth I love your pieces Have a Happy Blue Monday!
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch JOY!

Barbara H. said...

I love Wedgewood! So pretty!

Happy To Be said...

GM Elizabeth...this is just lovely and I really liked knowing the history about Wedgewood..thanks for sharing..have a great BLUE Monday girl!! hugs and smiles Gloria

Amanda said...

My grandmother had many Wedgwood pieces yours bring back memories!

Melissa Wertz said...

Those pieces are beautiful!!! Happy Blue Monday!

Sweetie said...

Your Wedgewood is exquisite. My grandmother collected Wedgewood and it brings back wonderful memories. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your visit to my place today.. The Temptations ovenware is very easy to clean .... I love it. I also love the pieces of your Wedgwood Pottery.. Blue is my favorite color and this shade of blue is so appealing!!! Hugs, Baba

Lisa said...

You have very lovely things. I have always liked those. I never knew they had a real name other then Wedgewood. It makes sense, now.

jeanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, welcome to Blue Monday. We have lots of fun with our blue. Your Wedgwood is beautiful. Thank you for the little history of Wedgwood pottery. I love the blue as well as the green.

Hugs...Jeanne

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That blue is just perfect..... I have one piece...... golly blue and white is so pleasing to the eyes...
HUgs
LInda

Carlotta said...

Beautiful pieces you have there.
~Carlotta~

Shelia said...

Evening, Elizabeth! Happy New Year! Oh, what pretties. I have a little one of these from my grandmother. It looks like a tiny little vase with ladies on it! These are so beautiful.
Yes, after all my Christmas things are put away, I find one or two things I missed! Happens every year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

imjacobsmom said...

Elizabeth, this is so pretty. I've noticed it here and there and I have always admired it. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Ronnica said...

Cute stuff...but I love blue!

Gollum said...

I enjoyed reading about the history! Is it true that Wedgwood will be going the way of Spode and Waterford? The pieces are beautiful.

Neabear said...

This is lovely. Happy Blue Monday!

Natural Moments said...

It's pretty amazing how much work goes into such beautiful pieces of art.

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Happy Monday Elizabeth! Wedgewood blue is one of my favorite colors, so soft and misty. Here's to a happy and healthy 2009 :o)

Victoria

Lynne said...

The Wedgewood is beautiful! My mom used to have some pieces in green.

The crib I had for my girls many, many years ago was based on Wedgewood designs. The crib was white with Wedgewood blue side rails and design on the ends.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore blue and white!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Elizabeth, there's a little something waiting for you on my blog. ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Femin Susan said...

it is very exiting to see those beautiful pieces.all those are is very beautiful and attractive too...
i hope you have a fine day
good luck:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Elizabeth,

Wishing you all the blessings of this beautiful Sunday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

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Lisa said...

I love that picture of the blue jay.