Tag Archives: Japanese porcelain

The Vintage Art of Tea

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. ~Japanese Proverb Tea is the world’s most popular beverage, just behind water. And in the United States, it ranks number five – but in recent … Continue reading

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A World of Merriment: Japanese Bell Figurines

The information I discover about the items I sell in my Etsy shop never ceases to amaze me. Even the most innocuous items can have a fascinating history! At first glance, these appear to be nothing more than the kind … Continue reading

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Add Some Luster to Your Life.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love. See, for most of my life, I took lusterware for granted. It was everywhere in our Janvier Road bungalow and in my childhood home. Then, most of it broke from usage or was … Continue reading

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Who Invented the Term “Satsuma Moriage,” Anyway?

These lamps caused me way more agita than they’re worth. When I opened my Etsy shop, I had to research many of the items from the Janvier Road bungalow to see what they were, and whether they were Etsy material, … Continue reading

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Imari: Beautiful at any age.

Both serious collectors and “dabblers” have enjoyed Imari porcelain for hundreds of years. And there’s a good reason for it – Imari’s timeless design just never goes out of style. A noble history. Imari is named for the port where … Continue reading

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