"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blue Windowsill

Many people in Charleston put the most interesting things in windows! I spy so many bright color bottles, pretty vases, flowers, toys, curiosities, knick-knacks, just all kinds of things to enjoy.



This appears to be some type of blue/white tile or piece of pottery or dishes or something of that nature.
I wonder if it's a piece they found in the yard? So many people find interesting things when they dig in their back yards here.
Does anyone know what is depicted in the scene or know anything about this picture or the era? (I think I can make out the word "Burroughs" in the top left of the picture?)

8 comments:

  1. Good MORNING!!

    Don't you love those little personal glimpses flashed through a curtain or a pane? The rows of cobalts and the glint of silver and steel, or a prism sparkling the room---it's lovely to imagine the life lived within those colourful walls.

    Your tile seems to be a long-ago pharmaceuticals ad, with a little banner charmingly announcing "APOTHEEK" above the door. I thought it might be Burroughs-Welcome, and see that there's one for sale on etsy.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386183736775926142/

    Happy Day, way over there!

    r



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  2. I do know that it is a blue and white transferware tile from England. Judging by the precise transfer I would say that it is not all that old, maybe the 1920s. Strangely the less perfect the transfer process the more valuable these things are. You might have heard of flow blue? It's when the transfer blurs into the background. Now days they've perfected the transfer process so well, that it has lost all of its charm.

    Hugs
    Jane

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  3. I just read Jane's comment...how interesting! What a great photo you got of it too! Enjoy your week sweet friend. I finally feel a little bit better! I think I'll live...heehee! Hugs, Diane

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  4. I love to see light through cobalt blue glassware. That is something I miss about living in an old home. Many newer windows do not offer the deep window sills. I wonder if the blue and white piece is from a transferware item. I looked up the name and see that The Burroughs & Montford Co. was in New Jersey. How fun to research an old piece! Take care. Jackie

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  5. I too read Jane's comment. I do love that blue and white transferware and that pattern. You do see the most interesting things on the streets there in Charleston. I still want to go back for a visit.

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  6. You found some neat stuff in people's windows. - I enjoyed them.

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  7. What a fun idea for a post, Debbi! I know I put things on my windowsill -- fun to see what is on others. I love the blue tile.

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  8. ooooh this is just wonderful and fun!! i so enjoy these window decorations and the joy they make me feel!! beautiful!!!

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