Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shelfies Four

The platter in the top picture is one that I made and is now in one of my "groupies" collections.  The lower picture is of a wonderful collection of items in my granddaughter's home. Her baby is due any day now so I think the shelves may soon contain some baby pictures.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Seasons Greetings and More Shelfies

Seasons Greetings and Every Good Wish for 2015.  These photos are from a friend who not only has a marvelous house also has a wonderful collection of pots, paintings and photographs and some beautiful Japanese furniture.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Shelfies Two

The top picture if from a friend and shows some Kamaka pots in her collection and some wonderful old books.  The lower picture is of my sideboard with some of our collection of fish plates, a large dish by Len Castle and a tea set by Kumao Ohta from Japan.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Recently I was sent a picture of a shelf of pots which my friend described as a Shelfie as opposed to a Selfie. I thought it would be a good idea for my blog and would like you to participate.  Please send me an email with an attached photograph of a shelf in your home.  Not necessarily of pots but a small corner you enjoy.  No details will be published and I do not promise to use all photographs sent.  Here are the first two.

The top picture is from my friend and the lidded pot on the right is by Edmund de Waal. The other picture is of my overcrowded shelf showing a small square plate by Kenneth Clark Pottery and a round mishima platter by Tatsuzo Shimoka.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Red Manuka

This red manuka is flowering beautifully this year.  From a distance it always looks smoky but close up the colour is brilliant.