Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday


It has been many weeks since I have been able to post on VTT, and I have sorely missed it! I love seeing what special treasures everyone shares on this blog party. And I always enjoyed finding a treasure or two myself.

But this week I wanted to share a different kind of treasure. They are not really vintage, at least not yet. But it is an art form that is not being renewed with the younger generation. So please let me introduce to you the very beautiful china pieces that have been painted by my sweet mother in love.

My hubbys mother started china painting after all of her children were grown.

I'm sure she thought it was just a hobby to fill her "empty nest".

But she became quite good at her art, and continued painting for over 30 years.

She dabbled in painting glass, and has painted some very beautiful lamps.

She enjoyed it so much that she started teaching some of her friends. She even tried to teach me!

Almost two years ago she became quite ill, and has been on the long road to recovery.

Parkinson's has taken away the ability of my mother in love to hold a paint brush. So the paints, pallet, and china sit silently now.

I know many people think that painted china is very old fashioned. But I dearly love it, and have enjoyed these many pieces that were given to me by my second mother.

Please be sure to stop by Suzanne's blog and visit her blog party Vintage Thingie Thursday :-)

22 comments:

Julia said...

I love, love, love painted china! Old fashioned!?! Never! Just beautiful. How talented she was.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I just love these pieces and how special that they were painted by your mother-in-law!

Blessings!
Gail

LV said...

It may be old fashion to some, but it is beautiful art from a skillful hand. These are wonderful pieces and should really be treasured if your mother-in-law's health is failing. Thank you for sharing her work as well some of her personal life.

Mildred said...

The painted china is absolutely beautiful and such a treasure coming from your Mother in Love. My dad had Parkinson's and I know how it robs people of doing what they have always loved. I'm glad you have treasured these pieces and thanks for sharing them with us.

Susan said...

Painted China is by no means old fashion!! It is art!! Your mother in love is a really talented lady!! I am so sorry some terrible disease has stolen her passion!!

Postcardy said...

I think the new painted china is just as nice as the old.

Anna said...

Amazing pieces, such talent!

Allie said...

Oh my gosh those are so beautiful - hubby's grandmother started china painting when her kids were grown and gone, and she continued until a stroke disabled her. Her pieces are carefully guarded by her one remaining daughter. You have quite the treasure there!

Ann said...

Gorgeous work, I must say. You are very fortunate to have these beautiful pieces.
Ann

Coloradolady said...

These are beautiful. I recently found some pieces and they were dated 1941, I'll have to show them off in a week or two. What wonderful family treasures these are from your MIL. Hope her to have better days ahead. Happy VTT!

Natasha said...

They are truly beautiful and they will indeed be very treasured items for you all. You are so lucky to have these pieces.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Chrissie said...

What beautiful pieces. I love hand painted porcelain, your mother in love is very talented. I am so sorry she has Parkinsons, my grandmother suffered from that disease the last 10 years of her life.

Irene said...

These are so beautiful! I am not going to say that this style is my favorite, as a whole, but I love pictures *5 and *6. The fact that they come from a person that you call "mother in love" makes them all the more beautiful.
I so much enjoyed my very first visit to a Vintage Thingie participant. Please stop by my post at Happy Turtle. Have a beautiful weekend.

Ulla said...

They are beautiful, she has talent. Too bad she can't paint any longer.

A Gracious Home said...

Your mother in law is very talented. I know you treasure the things she did. I have a sister who does this kind of art. I will show this to her. She uses a lot of clay flower pots for her art. Doylene

P. said...

Oh, those are just so beautiful! What a wonderful artist your MIL is. How nice that you've kept these lovely pieces and shared them today.

Mystica said...

What a wonderful set of pretty painted china. I am so glad that your mother in law has found someone in you, who appreciates such beautiful work.

The Paint Splash said...

Your MIL does beautiful painting. Definitely treasures.

Betty said...

Oh my gosh!!! They are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
xoxo
Betty

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Jocelyn,
Your mother in law had a wonderful talent and painted some beautiful pieces. You are so lucky to have these!
Valerie

Protector of Vintage said...

Such beautiful china!! Your mother-in-law has a wonderful talent. How did the lessons go for you?

GardenofDaisies said...

OH my, those are all so pretty! What an amazing artist your MIL is!!