Monday, December 27, 2010
I forgot! Goose Or Swan porcelain napking rings, Goose or Turkey and Camden Town
You know, I am really kicking myself because I forgot I had these last week. My blog friend Lady Estelle was doing a lovely series on the Twelve Days Of Christmas on her A Modern Day Victorian Lady and I meant to post a photo and forgot! These little guys are porcelain, hand painted and so cute. Sigh...better late than never, I guess. They can be seen at Antiques And Teacups.
On a sadder note about swans, the weather in England has been so unusually cold that the swans and geese are freezing into the ice and are unable to feed and are having to be chipped out an rescued. Many have starved to death. A sad fall out of unusual weather you don't think about.
During the Victorian era in England, a goose was much more affordable than a turkey, hence the Crachit's meagre Christmas dinner where Bob Crachit quips, making the best of it as he was wont to do, Now the only decision is whether to put the stuffing in the goose or the goose in the stuffing! And who can forget the prize turkey as big as the boy that the transformed Scrooge sends to the Crachit home in Camden Town. We've probably been right past their house...a favorite place for antiquing at the Camden Market, Camden Passage and the Horse Hospital. No, really! That's what it used to be.
Off for a cup of tea. Just what's needed on this damp afternoon. Cheers!