In the front of the cookery book, Giving Thanks, that I used for one of yesterday’s recipes, I found some pressed leaves that I had collected in Massachusetts some years ago and had forgotten all about – a delightful surprise.
Having sent the Welsh dresser to the auction we have some sorting to do and decisions to make about what to keep and what to give away. I love both of these pieces, a Susie Cooper plate and one plate from a dinner service belonging to Mum and Dad. Susie Cooper China was one of the most successful and prolific designers that the UK ceramic industry has ever seen. Her career spanned from 1902 to 1995 and covered some of the most recognisable periods of the Twentieth Century.
Mum and Dad sold the rest of this dinner service when somewhat impoverished but for some reason, this one is still with us. Perhaps someone will recognise the maker.