I am not Jewish, but I do love learning about the implications of various Jewish feasts on the Christian faith. Since this week is Holy Week, I thought I would show my Spode Blue Transferware Seder plate for my Blue Monday post:
1When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2“As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” (Matthew 26:1-2)
Hello Everyone – I hope you have had a splendid week. Over at my end, I am up to my eyeballs in deadlines! I was going to do a post on more fall tableware, but I just ran out of time. Instead, I am going to show you just what a sucker I am for Blue Transferware — especially those made by Spode.
This is my “festive” transferware platter – the pattern is officially called “Festival”. I used to only put it out for the holidays, but I like it so much that I have leave it out all year round. I just love that majestic look of that turkey, don’t you? :)
This is a Seder or Passover platter that bears the background pattern of antique Jewish filigree. I am not Jewish, but I have always loved the story of deliverance in the book of Exodus – the things foreshadowed in the event are simply amazing!
This is a smaller platter that shows the “Girl At Well” pattern. I have always loved this pattern even though this is the only piece I have. The wholesome beauty of the girl drawing water from the well reminds me of the beauty of serving others:
Soon, it will be the season for this:
Meanwhile, these came in the mail today – my blue ribbon from the Grouseland Old Tippecanoe Block Challenge, a certificate, and a hand-written note from the organizers. While designing the quilt block, I learned that there are more quilts named after President William Harrison than any other Presidents even though he was only in office for 32 days:
Thank you for coming to my show-and-tell. I wish you an enjoyable weekend!