Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.



Saturday, April 21, 2007

Kelli's Friday Show and Tell


Like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland I'm afraid I'm late for Kelli's Friday Show and Tell. However better late than never so here is my offering for this week - short and sweet.
This is a lovely Royal Copenhagen plate that I bought in an antique store somewhere in New England many years ago. I bought it because I love the picture on it - it's Danish but nevertheless seems to me to be a quintessentially English scene - a hare in a winter landscape.
It isn't a very good photo because I've taken it in electric light but you can still just about tell that it's blue and white. There are lots of other show and tell items that you can reach via Kelli's blog 'There's No Place Like Home' which you can reach via my sidebar.

10 comments:

Kelli said...

I'm so glad you joined in for Show and Tell, Rowan! Your plate is just beautiful! What a calm and peaceful scene. Have a wonderful weekend!
Kelli

Daisy Lupin said...

I love the plate, you are right it does look so English. The hare is my favourite wild native animal.

meggie said...

A beautiful plate! I love the way the road leads on, too.
Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

You must have a houseful of beautiful, interesting items! This plate is so pretty. I've always liked blue and white dishes....they have a clean crisp look, and the little hare is perfect.

Sheila said...

I would have bought this too Rowan. Blue and white china has long been a favourite of mine.
The scene is delightful, the hare appears to be waiting for us to catch up with him so we can go through the gate together.

Kate said...

What a cute scene on the plate ... the rabbit looks as if it is trying to decide where next to hop!

Forgetmenot said...

What a well-travelled plate! When we lived on one of the islands there were many hares, due to the myxamatosis running in cycles. We used to see them boxing. Show and tell is a nice idea.

~Nan said...

The plate is wonderful! I've very much enjoyed my visit to your blog today.

Ragged Roses said...

What a beautiful plate and it does look very English. Hope you had an enjoyable weekend.
Kim x

peppylady said...

I like the little rabbit.