Monday, August 23, 2010

A Blue Bowl


New home, old house. And, looking round,
This big blue bowl in the yard was found.
A soup tureen for a family?
A bowl where bulbs bloomed happily?
I've no idea, but a closer look
Revealed a ceramic story-book!
Please enlarge this casual shot
To 'read' the quite delightful 'plot'.
See gracious buildings, trees on high,
Folk on horseback passing by.
There are shadows, shimmers, patterned rooves.
I can almost hear the horses' hooves!
Has it value? I don't know.
Maybe it was made not long ago!
I only know it gives me pleasure,
Which makes it a discovered treasure.
If anyone can throw any light on this discovery I would be delighted to hear from them!



The jasmine will soon be blooming
All over the countryside
And my lovely hedge of jasmine
Was once my joy and pride.
I called my little back-yard
My arbour and retreat
And the wonderful smell of the jasmine
Made everything seem sweet.
But, alas, it grew too heavy;
It broke the fence below
And I knew, although it broke my heart,
That my jasmine had to go.
The jasmine will soon be blooming;
The perfume will be divine.
It will bloom in many a small back-yard
But never again in mine.


Verna Luga said...

pretty China ... perfect blue entry.

My Blue Monday here

Boom Nisanart said...

Lovely Blue Bowl.
Happy blue Monday

Becky K. said...

Clever presentation with words.

The china is lovely.

Becky K.

Margaret Gosden said...

Don't give up on the Jasmine - plant another one!
And the blue dish find is wonderful!

SmilingSally said...

What a wonderful garden you have, Brenda. That dish would give me pleasure too!

Happy Blue Monday!

Rebecca said...

What a cool find-so unique and interesting! Happy BYM!

annies home said...

beautiful blue in the china

joyh82 said...

Wow that is a great piece of blue china you have there. Great find!
Have a fun week!

Debbiedoos said...

I adore Blue china, bowls, vases you name it. Beautiful gardens too.

Unknown said...

I can't believe they left it behind. What a wonderful piece.

Jo said...

what a totally lovely treasure to find!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a pretty blue bowl to treasure.

Cheryl D. said...

The bowl is beautiful. Is there any identification on the bottom of it (manufacturer, etc.). If there is any info, you could do a google search and maybe get a sense for the value. It looks like quite a find, even if it isn't worth a lot.

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Lovely blue poetic tale!

Susan Anderson said...

Nice little poems!

I'm sad about the jasmine. Can't you give it one more chance, in a different area perhaps?


Sarah said...

Beautiful bowl and delightful little rhyme as well. I'd say the bowl is quite a great find. I can't image anyone leaving this behind. I like the idea of planting bulbs in it, but I don't think I'd leave this piece outside all the time. ~ Sarah

jeff campbell said...

Nice find for your "blue" post...lovely ;-) Peace and blessings

Jenny said...

Brenda. What a charming charming stop for Rainbow Summer School.

I am pretty sure that is a piece of transfer ware. Is there is a marking you might be able to find the manufacturer.

There was a childrens book about a blue willow teapot (which I suspect was also transferware) and the child imagined living in the scene.

Your imagery brought that to mind. A lovely memory I think you for.

Thanks for linking Brenda.

You are a gem!


Unknown said...

I love the blue bowl.

Teresa said...

What a lovely bowl. It certainly does give one the opportunity to make up a history for how it got there.

Jenny said...

Brenda, this was one of the memorable blue posts for me and it was really fun to read it again.

Have you discovered more about the bowl? You got a lot of suggestions last time as to what it might be and I'm curious whether any of them shed any light on the dilemma.

Thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday!

Your poem and your story about finding the bowl were beautiful.


Brenda said...

Love the story you told in your verse about the bowl. I love this type of pattern but do not know anything about it.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a cool find that bowl is!
How sad about the jasmine! I hope you are still able to catch a whiff of the scent from time to time.

Stef said...

Growing up my grandmother had dishes that were that blue and white design. I loved them!! And I also loved your post!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I don't know what it is..but it sure is lovely!

Tracy said...

Hi my first time for stopping by glad I did. Love the blue bowl.

Terra said...

wonderful words and pictures. Perfect for my nearly end of all the B posts (I started at the end...)

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love your blur bowl poem...
cute looking post.