Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yellow Roses

My dearest aunt was so talented. She hooked rugs, crocheted, painted with watercolors and oils. She also painted china. That always intrigued me -- it was so beautiful with such gentle colors. I remember going to her china painting guild with her and admiring all the gorgeous pieces.


Yellow is my favorite color for roses and I had always loved this plate, so when she asked me which of her pieces I wanted, I immediately chose the yellow roses plate! I am beyond thrilled to have this, and other pieces that she painted. They are on display in my home and every time I look at them, I remember my dear aunt.


 She painted it in 1970 on a Noritake china plate. The little scroll work on the plate's edge is part of the plate's design.


A close-up of the roses. 

So, it is only fitting that my Y word for AlphabeThursday is Yellow, for Yellow Roses! Go on over to Jenny's for some more Y's!

Jenny Matlock


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19 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

Yellow roses are pretty, aren't they? Your aunt was quite talented. I think this plate is beautiful!

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Lily said...

Beautiful in so many ways!

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Lola said...

Great ‘Y’ post - yr aunt was so talented!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

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criticalcrass said...

that is a special treasure, and i'm so glad your aunt shared it with you.

randomcreative said...

What a sweet plate! You're so fortunate to have gotten it.

Morning said...

cute plate.

Splendid Little Stars said...

so beautiful1 What lovely work! and a wonderful way to remember your dear aunt. How blessed you are to have this piece!

Karen S. said...

What lovely yellow roses!

Mary said...

Love the yellow roses, your aunt was very talented....

Ames said...

Yellow roses are my very favorite. And your aunts talent is beautiful!~Ames

Teresa said...

Very beautiful! I had a neighbor that painted china, and I cherish the pieces that she made for my birthday and graduation.

Danielle Renee said...

I love vintage china. Your piece is very beautiful .

BeadedTail said...

What a beautiful plate! It's wonderful you have such a special momento too!

Sher said...

That is a beautiful plate! That is actually a gift that is so special, but I'm sure you already know that.

I've been pondering the idea of removing my matching dishes from my china hutch and putting in special pieces instead. You've just inspired me to do so!

lissa said...

how gorgeous! love yellow roses, I think of them as happy flowers.

have a lovely day.

Andy said...

Hello.
I too love yellow.

The work is beautiful...definitely a lifelong treasure.

Thanks for sharing.

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taylorsoutback said...

Such lovely work by your Aunt and how sweet that you have that to remember her.

I have only known one other person who did china painting...it must be an art form that is fading away like so many others in our hurry up world.

Judy Nolan said...

What a wonderful memory you have of your aunt! She did a beautiful job, too, of painting.

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous plate! I love that you have this. Did you write the story of the plate and attach it to the back? It would be awesome to have that in the family forever!

Her brush work looks absolutely amazing.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

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