Tuesday, December 30, 2008

China painting

I need to get busy and find some new pictures for my blog, this is a section of my mantle. Pink and green, and china painted roses. I love china painting, it is one of the Victorian arts. Lady's of quality china painted to show their talent and their station in life. A lot of free time with the servants doing the work for the lady of the house. And then there was the poor single woman who painted china to support herself. Someone would drop off the plain china and tell her what to paint, pick it up and pay her a stipend, she never got rich and barely got by. China painting is still an art and many do it as a favorite pass time, and some do get paid to teach or sell their wares.
I think china painting is one of the more romantic creative pursuits. I dabble in it myself. I love the way the paint caresses the china, it moves so smoothly. When it is fired and comes out of the kiln it is like receiving a gift... That is if you did a good job before it was fired. :) The items below are on my pie safe, one of my great garage sale finds. So is the rose oil painting leaning on the wall. As well as the hand blown wine decantor to the right, it is from Belgium.

The large plate is a sample of my china painting. I took a class for this one. I call it my $300.00 dollar plate... that's right three hundred dollars, by the time I paid for the class in excess of $100.00, the china the paints and brushes she wanted us to use, it brushed $300.00 easy. Fortunately it turned out pretty good. The rose on the small oval was painted by my best friend. But that is another story.As you may be able to tell from the picture purple is one of my favorite colors. TTFN


C Maisy said...

I love it!!!
Happy New Year!
May the blogging world bring you as much happiness as it has brought me.
Go 2009!!!

Wanda said...

Another Wanda....cool. You are right there aren't too many of us. :) I know of one more blogging Wanda...she lives in AL. I wasn't named after an Aunt....my sister's name is Wendy and when I came along they decided on another "W" name and I got this one. :) Glad to meet you. Thanks for dropping by and introducing yourself. I love the $300 plate..it's beautiful.

Tracy said...

I love the china plate! It is really beautiful. :)

Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving a comment. May you be blessed abundantly in 2009!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Wanda,
I LOVE painted china especially from the Victorian era. Your $300.00 plate is beautiful! Now you need to do another one so it will only be $150.00. LOL Your collection is lovely.
Patricia :o)

PS: Happy New Year!

blueberries in the fields said...

hi wanda ! how are you ? i wanted to take a moment and wish you a very happy new year, i hope 2009 will be one of joy and love ! thanks for enquiring about my husband, i wasreleived to see him safely home. he was very tired, but proud of thehardwork and help he provided for those poor people without power in such cold days and so close to x-mas. your plate and rose painting are really fabulous ! you have a great talent. i wish i could paint such loveliness.
warm wishes to you. :)

*** Kelly Maria said...

Thanks so much for coming by my blog... Thought I would take a peek at yours. Loved it!! The china painting reminds me so much of my husband's late grandmother. She painted plates for years. I have a few tiles she painted, they will always be cherished.

Loved the anniversary pictures... Ours was Dec.18th-21 years. How sweet that your daughter made the day extra special for you.

Come by anytime.. I am sure I will be popping in here too!!

Beautiful NEW YEARS Blessings!!
~Kelly Maria

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Wanda, Love your plate...you are a talented lady! Very beautiful! Thanks for your thoughts on the dining room repaint. :-) Susan
P.S. That is some serious snow you guys got! Stay warm!

The Muse said...

So happy to read your post ms Wanda :)...I can simply picture you, lovingly painting your china...
It is simply grand!

Hope you stop by :)
Happiest of New YEARS!

GardenGoose said...

Hi Wanda,
please forgive me for not stopping by sooner. things have been so busy around here..uggh. I do sometimes wish there were 2 of me..but ahh well. I LOVE your china painting..how beautiful. You have so many talents gal! I love seeing what both you and lilla create. Always so nice to visit with you both when I can find the time to peek in on your blogs.
I do hope that you had a lovely Christmas..and want to wish you a lovely new year.
hugs, Tina

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What beautiufl work you did on the painting. I love it when others pick up a "lost art" and rivive it! Just lovely. blessings, Kathleen

prof en retraite said...

Wow Wanda! Your $300 plate surely is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job! Wasn't Amy painting china in "Little Women"? Thanks for visiting my blog and I am so glad to have found yours! Happy New Year!...Debbie