"Hello!!! Mrs. Mouse, what have we here"?
"A new passion for the writer of this blog", replied Mrs. Mouse
"It seems that she got the idea...or actually fell in love with Red and White Transferware after seeing this article in Victoria magazine."
"She started searching on the internet...totally clueless as to where to begin. She bought a sugar and a creamer because she liked the design of the knob on the sugar bowl...(seen in image four and the side of the bowl in image one) "Well when you have a sugar bowl it stands to reason to have a creamer also" I heard her say as she clicked on the PURCHASE button."
"Why, Mrs. Mouse, you were eaves dropping :)" "Yes, Mr. Mouse that is what we do best...next to having ladies jump up on chairs, when we scurry past them", said Mrs. Mouse and they both roared with laughter...actually it was more like a series of tweets.
"Ah!!! yes, that is another and new passion that she found out she had, as she studied more about transferware on the internet. She found this site Childhood Antiques, they sell whimsical 19th century English children's transferware and other early toy dishes." Said Mrs. Mouse...Mr. Mouse with a smirk on his face shook his head and then smiled and said "I suppose that is when the buying frenzy started?"
"Well, Mr. Mouse, I would not call it a frenzy just because she bought a couple of cups, a plate that came with one of the cups and an other sugar and creamer."
"The sugar and the creamer has this marvelous depiction of Punch and Judy, and some silly frogs...Mr. Frog smoking a pipe and Mrs. Frog in a fetching bonnet sipping tea." "This was so up her alley...
...now how could she not buy them"? "You know how she likes stories and childish things," continued Mrs. Mouse.
"So that is it, ...she will not be purchasing any more of this transferware"? asked the very amusing Mr. Mouse. Mrs. Mouse whispered..."She has her eye on a plate from Childhood Antiques"...Mr. Mouse laughed and said "That Victoria Magazine has cost her a fortune".
Mrs. Mouse whipped her tail as she turned quickly around, 'really some men just don't understand' she thought.
"Mrs. Mouse do be careful you almost fell of the mantel" shouted Mr. Mouse as he rushed towards her.
"Mr. Mouse, I am a mouse and I certainly can handle a mantel ledge"..."I was just coming over to this cup and I was going to tell you about why it is here, as you can see it is not transferware"
"I looks like transferware to me" said Mr. Mouse. Mrs. Mouse, walked away and said "I suppose that technically it is, as the image is transfered on to the cup and not hand painted...I will have to study why this is not considered transferware...Or is it"? Said the very confused Mrs. Mouse...Mr. Mouse can easily confuse her...she has it all thought out and then he throws her a curve.
"Mr. Mouse, what I was going to tell you is that she found this amongst her treasures in the basement...and truthfully she does not know how she got it or where it came from" "It could have come from her Mother-in-law, Father-in-law, or one of the Aunts, Aunt Mabel or Aunt Elsie." "So many of her treasures have come through inheritance."
"Well she is a lucky lady" said Mr. Mouse, "She also receives many of her treasures from her Husband" said Mr. Mouse "I remember that she got this lovely water pitcher from her husband as a Christmas present."
"Oh!!!yes", said Mrs. Mouse swooning over the romantic image of the castle and well dressed people on the pitcher. 'That was another era' thought Mrs. Mouse dreamily...
"Come Mrs. Mouse" said Mr. Mouse, "let's explore some of the other collections in this house...they do seem to like to collect things"
"Mr. Mouse, just remember many of the things in this house have come through inheritance"..."There are the things from her paternal Grandparents, her In-laws, The Aunts" chanted Mrs. Mouse, as she followed Mr. Mouse on another adventure.