Wednesday, 9 January 2013


My Dad was an avid collector. He did not entertain the idea of decluttering. He lived in a farm in the middle of Dartmoor and filled his house and surrounding barns with stuff. He loved Auctions and Antique shops.

Here he is with one of the Dartmoor ponies he kept in his fields.One of the things he loved to collect was Torquay Pottery. He had hundreds of pieces. He was thrilled when he was made the National Co-odinator and even more thrilled when a plate was commissioned to celebrate this position. I was equally thrilled when I was given it to look after when he died.

I have a selection of his pottery which I love. It is all together and I remember my Dad every time I look at it.
But more is often less. I placed the pieces I love the most on the shelves and then wondered what to do with the three pieces I could not place. They have sat in a cardboard box for the last eight months and today they have jumped into poll position on the three a day challenge.

I have popped them on Ebay today and we shall see. I am so glad I have as they are too special to stay in a cardboard box!

How are you getting on with your three a day? Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments.


  1. Good luck with the E bay, Im sure some one will treasure them as much as you. We have to realise we cannot keep everything, dont we. Im sure your Dad will be pleased you have the favourite pieces on show but really sensibly are clearing the way for the new things that you will collect over the years hugs Ginny

    1. Thanks Ginny. That is exactly it! I want to appreciate what I have because it has a space and it is in a space. Thank you for popping in and Giveaway is on it's way today xx

  2. Thank you Linda, for the giveaway. And Im glad you understood what I was saying. xx

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