This post is part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. – Mark Twain
The soil round Limoges was rich in kaolin and feldspar deposits, two clay minerals essential to producing porcelain. In 1665, a chemist’s wife living in Limoges, experimented with kaolin, hoping to improve her soap products. By 1771, Limoges, one of the oldest towns in the French kingdom, began constructing facilities with wood burning kilns for the production of fine porcelain. Hand painting was done by artists.
Limoges products are recognized as high quality porcelain, and greatly valued by collectors. True Quality Limoges pieces were produced between the late 1700’s and the 1930’s. Pieces produced post-1940 are less valuable.
I was not able to determine a production date for it, so though the saucer has yellowed slightly, I have don’t know if it’s a result of age or was simply designed to look old. My Dad picked up this Limoges tea cup and saucer at an auction. Perhaps he’s found a hidden treasure.
Tumeric is a perennial flowering plant in the ginger family. When dried and ground, it can be used to dye fabric or season food. This spice is acclaimed for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can be used to help treat toothaches and colic, and may help in the prevention and treatment of depression, heart disease, and some forms of dementia.
What’s In My Cup: Tumeric Gold by Pukka Tea. It contains tumeric root, wild jade green tea, licorice root, cardamom pods, lemon and lemon verbena leaves. This tea had a warm, peppery flavour (with that undertone that comes with green tea) and an aroma of earthy mustard, But best of all, that fabulous golden colour.
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge has come to an end, and so the final post is All-Time Favourite!
So I chose a photo that I didn’t seek out. It was really early in the morning on Boxing Day. The house was still and the room was just starting to lighten. I had spent a restless night on the couch at my parents’ home, and I was about to roll over when the moon caught my eye. I was transfixed.
When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore! – Dean Martin, That’s Amore
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Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’ Edgar Allan Poe
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