Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse



Saturday, May 12, 2012

Homer Laughlin Mystery Plate


Despite the ankle (now mending nicely, though technicolored) I did get out yesterday for a grocery run and hit a few sales.  One was a church rummage sale and I got a big piece of barkcloth someone had framed--it's is the coolest print of two herons--really large, and the seller seemed apologetic at charging me $2.00 for it. I'm amazed no one else recognized it for what it was and snapped it up.  I'm going to remove it from the frame and carefully wash the cloth.  I think it will go for big bucks.  I've got to get a decent photograph, though--this one doesn't do it justice.




Also at the rummage sale yesterday I got two Homer Laughlin plates from the fifties.  One I can identify as the Wild Grapes pattern, but the other is a mystery.  It has a red and green caladium plant on it and I haven't been able to find this pattern on the internet yet.  Ideas, anyone? 
Wild Grapes by Homer Laughlin

Mystery Pattern...  Can you identify it?  HELP!!


Peppy's getting more mobile each day, though he's still pretty weak and tottering.  Most of the time he just sleeps or lies quietly.  Today is his final day of being on two high-powered pain killers at one time.  From here on it will be just Rimadyl and, if needed, and Metacam.  Last night I took him out into the warm sunshine while I worked in the flowerbed and he crawled underneath a rhododendron bush and quietly watched. 

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