Margie’s log for September 2009:
What a wonderful, busy summer we’ve had! In early June, Kent and I hosted the very first Transferware Collectors’ Club Regional Meeting! Thirty-one people came from all around the country − and we were fortunate to have Dick and Melanie Henrywood fly all the way from England to visit us! Everything about the weekend was perfect but, without doubt, the most outstanding feature for me was spending precious moments with other transferware collectors. Being with folks that “speak transferware” is decidedly a treat!
In my last posting, I said that the book, The Charm of English Pink: the Pots would be available for shipping “mid June.” That wasn’t even close to accurate! The ten books the printer managed to send me went to fill only the very most-critical needs and didn’t begin to answer the bulging file of other requests! A more-complete shipment is due this week. The book is already listed on Amazon.com and, pending arrival from the printer, will be available from us here next week.
The latest volume of the Charm of English Pink series, the Pott’ries, is almost ready for the printer. Although significantly smaller than the 414-page Pots book, this little 75-page text is filled with not only an exploration of the 19th-century pottery towns but also several tidbits of great interest to transferware lovers everywhere. I’ve so enjoyed the Staffordshire District these past months and am exceedingly pleased with the final text. I can’t wait until you have a read! The Charm of English Pink: the Pott’ries should be available very soon.
Just think! I’ve finished the little text within my deadline! I’ve impressed myself! Now on to the Potters…
Don’t forget the soon-to-be-added articles on Children’s Pink, 20th-Century Pink and Aesthetic Movement wares… plus a peek into transferware shards in California’s Mother Lode. There is simply no end to the English transferware story!
Happy Fall, everyone!