Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wedgwood Jasperware Dancing Hours demitasse cup and saucer, Circa 1960-80,  Posted by Picasa

Wedgwood Magolica Platter Circa 1880. Available at]HiBidder Posted by Picasa


In 1754 Josiah Wedgwood began to experiment with coloured creamware. He established his own factory in England, but often worked with others who did transfer printing. He also produced jasperware, made of white stoneware clay that had been coloured by the addition of metal oxides. Jasperware was usually ornamented with white relief portraits or Greek Classical scenes. Jasperware, his most successful innovation, was a durable unglazed ware most characteristically blue with fine white cameo figures inspired by the ancient Roman Portland Vase. Many of the finest designs were the work of the British artist John Flaxman.

Wedgwood factories to this day continue to produce many varieties of Wedgwood China and Pottery. Wedgwood collectors abound in the USA; some even say that there is more collectible Wedgwood in the USA than in England. So, naturally, there are some Yahoo Groups dedicated to the subject of Wedgwood products, old and new.

If you are a Wedgwood devotee, check out and join the following Wedgwood Yahoo Groups:

All of the Yahoo Groups are free to join and participate in; but the exchange of information is priceless.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Wedgwood Jasperware Cobalt Lemonade Pitcher, Circa 1910-1930 Posted by Picasa

Pfaltzgraff Gourmet Creamer Posted by Picasa


Those of us who have auction listings and websites on the internet congregate in AUCTION FORUMS and GROUPS, to exchange helpful information in the matters of internet auctions, to just chat with online friends, to post our best jokes for all to enjoy--all in a friendly, family oriented atmosphere.

If you have an interest in learning all about the "ins" and "outs" of internet auctions, here are some of our favorite auction forums and groups:

In addition to these, most of the auction sites have their own "community board" for their members.


Check them all out--membership is free--and the comradiere is priceless!

Vacation Village at Parkway, Kissimmee, FL Posted by Picasa

Vacation Village at Parkway, Kissimmee, FL Posted by Picasa


We spent two delightful weeks in the Orlando, Florida area recently at the Vacation Village at Parkway in Kissimmee. We enjoyed a two bedroom condo on the fourth floor of one of about twelve condo buildings in the complex. And they are still constructing more time share units at this location.

The swimming pools were heated and the hot tubs were refreshing. A resort shuttle was available daily to take guests to Disney and other nearby points of interest. The living room, dining area, kitchen and balcony were spacious and in pristene condition. The Master bedroom had a whirlpool tub and a spacious bath and shower.

Our particular unit was what is called a "lockout unit"; meaning, that the second bedroom is a complete separate living area, with mini kitchen, laundry, bath, bedroom, living room, dining area, and balcony. Time share owners of "lockout units" often will utilize the Master bedroom area, typically called "A" unit; and they will rent out the area "B" unit when they don't require more than one bedroom.
All of the two bedroom units at this resort also have a queeen-size pull-out sofa in each living area; which could make for a total of eight sleeping accommodations.

All in all, the Vacation Village at Parkway was a very nice resort; and we would not hesitate to spend some time there again in the future.