Friday, April 19, 2013

Porcelain Art

Art is subjective!
Art is all around us! 
This is some of my favorite art done in porcelain

Egg Coddlers!
(not what you were thinking?)

This is the egg coddler that started my love of this beautiful 'porcelain' art!
Made by Royal Worcester
On a trip to London, my Mom brought this back to me as a gift. 
 I was taken with the beauty of the design and how charming it is
The other side of the coddler shows a peach and this pattern is called Evesham.  Many years later I found another one in a thrift shop and was thrilled.
Over the years I have found a few of these coddlers and if they are at a decent price, I have added them to my collection.  This pattern is Birds and is also made by Royal Worcester as are most of my coddlers.
I have one by Coalport that my Mom also brought back from London and has now given me for my collection
This one is made by Wedgewood and the pattern is Charnwood.  It's ring on top was broken when I rescued it from the thrift shop.
They come in a couple of sizes and here I have a larger version with the same pattern, Strawberry Fair.
The other side of the small size has this great butterfly on it!
This pattern is Woodland and is one of my favorites because of the soft colors
Fruits and flowers are very popular designs
This pattern is called Lavinia and features vines, blossoms and blackberries

The two from England were gifts and the others were all found at thrift shops, estate sales and yard sales.  They are one of my favorite collections!
Egg coddlers are used to cook eggs in hot water!
Read about them HERE and HERE

Joining these fun parties!
Thrifty Things Friday 
A Favorite Thing
Budget Decorating

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

40 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

They are absolutely beautiful! We were given a flan dish in the Evesham pattern as a wedding present, I cried when it broke.
Jane x

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! These little pieces are so pretty! I have seen a few of them but wouldn't know how to coddle an egg if my life depended on it! ;) Now, are you going to poke these in your little cubbies?
Be a sweetie and have a nice weekend,
Shelia ;)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love your story and collection I see them often on Shopgoodwillcom I just checked and there is a set of two like you collect right now :) http://www.shopgoodwill.com/search/SearchKey.asp?itemTitle=egg+coddler&catid=0&sellerID=all&closed=no&minPrice=&maxPrice=&sortBy=itemEndTime&SortOrder=a&showthumbs=on

They are so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend!
Karen

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They are very pretty Linda, love the birds:@)

Mary Redo said...

Never heard of those, but they are really beautiful!

Susan said...

Linda, the Woodlands pattern is my favorite of your Egg Coddlers.

Chatty Crone said...

I did not know THOSE were egg coddlers. Linda I like them all - I really can't pick one over the other. What a beautiful collection. Hope all is going well. Love, sandie

Marigene said...

Such pretty little treasures...I have never come across any while thrifting...I did remember you telling me that you collected them.

Nellie said...

Very, very pretty, Linda! Do you ever use them? I have never had a coddled egg. I especially like the Strawberry Fair pattern. Hugs, Nellie

Susan said...

How delicate and beautiful, XOXO

SavannahGranny said...

Linda, I love your collection. As I was scrolling, I would think I had found a favorite. Then the next one was exquisite. I do like the bird one and your favorite.
have a blessed weekend. Ginger

Jill said...

I don't think I've ever seen an egg coddler and if I did, O probavly didn't know what it was! My fave is the bird one.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't know if I've ever seen one of these before...or if I have, I didn't know what it was. I sure love the sweet little birds design. They are all beautiful!

middle child said...

I had a couple egg coddlers at one time. But your's are exquisite! And to have some of the boxes too...awesome!

Kathy Moreland said...

I have never heard of these. They are beautiful and I can see why you collect them. My interest is peaked.

Sarah said...

Linda, we have a pair of the Evesham coddlers that were gifts from my mother-in-law when we first married. We've used them for almost 37 years. I think that we just might have coddled eggs for breakfast tomorrow morning. '-)
Beautiful collection! ~ Sarah

Vicky Hunt said...

Those are all so pretty. I have never seen one before and wouldn't have known what it was if I had! Thanks for sharing them....I'll have to keep my eyes open for them when I am thrifting! I love the berries and butterflies...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Maureen said...

Now that reminds me to get my egg coddler out and use it! That's a beautiful collection and they really are works of art.

AshTreeCottage said...

You know how many dishes I have, yet not one single egg coddler. I have passed up a few, yet wonder why. Egg coddlers are so charming and I really like the one with the birds. After looking at your collection I think I will not pass one up again.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Micupoftea~ said...

Charming...love the bird coddler!

Kathe said...

I can honestly say I have never seen a coddler before but I agree, they are little works of art Linda! I am partial to the butterfly one :-)

Debra @ Homespun said...

these are so pretty and I'd never heard of an egg coddler before! :)

Alycia Nichols said...

Pretty to look at, AND I learned something because I had never even heard of an egg coddler before!!!! My, what a sheltered life I have led!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your Egg Coddlers are beautiful Linda!! I have one from Germany stuck back in the back of my buffet. Was a gift and never used it. You have a lovely collection and well cared for!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda....I take it egg coddling is like poaching, right? Your collection ----and I do believe you now have a collection---of egg coddlers is very nice. Susan

barbandemily said...

Well! now I know what the two cute little things I found at the thrift store are! I thought they were special little servers for jam :) I'll enjoy them more now that you've given instructions for using them. At least I was right about one thing - they are special!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
Sorry that I haven't been by to leave a comment. I've been reading your blog but skipping the comments so I can at least visit everyone.
I never knew what these were called until now. I love them and they are like little works of art and so delicate and sweet.

hugs
Sissie

bj said...

I'm not even sure what coddled eggs are but, cooked in these beauties, they are bound to be delicious.:)

I just placed an order off one of your ads...:))

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty collection! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Claudia said...

Your egg coddlers are lovely, Linda. They make for such a pretty collection! How do you display them?

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Melanie said...

Love these! The patterns are just gorgeous.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes yes yes so beautiful I love porcelain items as well

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a collection you have, I think my favorite is the one with the birds. I have one that belonged to my grandmother.

Rachel O. said...

Oh these are gorgeous!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I do not have any egg coddlers but I have seen them before and sold them on ebay. Nice collection!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty collection, Linda! your photos are fabulous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very cool collection of egg coddlers! I see that you are changing up your blog! Looking great!
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Warmly,
deb

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I've just recently bought an egg coddler. I knew what it was but not how to use it. Thanks so much for the great information!!! Love your collection!!!

Dawn said...

So darn pretty, love all the beautiful designs. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful collection. I do have a few pieces of Evesham, but alas no coddlers.

- The Tablescaper