Monday, November 26, 2018

Family treasures

Let me introduce to you the very beautiful china pieces that were painted by my mother in law.

My hubby's 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!

Several years ago she became ill, and was not able to continue to paint.

My mother in law passed away six years ago, 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 these, and have enjoyed these many pieces. They are a remembrance of my MIL's artistic gift, and a family treasure to be passed down to my own children one day.


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

They are beautiful!! I would cherish them, too....

Louca por porcelana said...

She was a great artist,I love her gorgeous and delicate paintings!Thanks for sharing,hugs!

Sandi Magle said...

What a lovely post, I often pick up gorgeous pieces of early 20th century painted porcelain. It is becoming a lost art as it takes so many layers of painting and firings to achieve such delicate shadings and details. Lovely post and how lucky you are to have so many lovely pieces.


Oh my goodness, she was a real artist, your MIL ! These are real treasures to pass on to your children, indeed. Something as beautiful never goes out of style and I specially love the tea set.
Thanks for sharing.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!