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Leaves, Susie Cooper and A Plate

26 Nov

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.

Susie Cooper serving dish

No 7507

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.

 

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6 responses to “Leaves, Susie Cooper and A Plate

  1. hudsonhowlet

    November 29, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Good bye Welsh Dresser, live long and prosper says Spock.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2021 at 7:48 am

      Our room and my spirit are much lighter for it moving on to be loved by another family. 😊

       
  2. commonprose

    November 28, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Just visited Plimouth Patuxet in October. The myth we were taught as children about this colony has been updated to better reflect the reality of the native people, the colonists, and their interactions. Saw some of those beautiful red leaves, as well.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2021 at 7:52 am

      There has been a very interesting programme on tv recently telling the ‘truth’ behind the stories. 😊

       
  3. Helen

    November 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Beautiful leaves. Happy Thanksgiving! (My husband is American by birth but he’s a bit beyond celebrating, alas). Love the Susie Cooper. Are there marks on the back of the oriental plate?

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 26, 2021 at 8:11 pm

      Just the number and some pressed marks which I can’t read. I’ll show you later if I can pull the photo into a comment. 😊

       

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