Many years ago, back in the late 1970s, my mum discovered Susie Cooper.
It was then that we, two gals on a mission, would trapse around the antiques markets, flea markets etc, searching for Susie.
My mum thought it would be fun to collect as many different designs as we could find.
And thus began a love for Susie, until my mum's cupboard could take no more.
Every visit to see her would inevitably mean 'Let's get Susie out!'
And out of the cupboards it would all come.
We'd admire the designs , reminisce about where
we found each piece, lovingly stroke it... and then back into the cupboard it would go.
Until one day...
my mum put it all into auction! ;-(
I say 'all' ...but not quite all!
She gave me this bone china tea set
This occasionally comes out of the dresser as I do like to ring the changes on my dresser.
And she let me keep this lustre jug, which I do know has value.
I found it at an antiques fair at Haytor on Dartmoor, years ago.
The seller had three lustre jugs and I could only afford one, I remember.
So I bought the middle sized jug.
And I went proudly, back down through the Devon lanes to show my mum,who was
gobsmacked at my find.
It was one of Susie's earlier pieces when she worked
at Grays pottery
And so it was with great interest, when I went to see my mum today, that I read the article in
this month's BBC Homes and Antiques mag.
And so I came home and got out Susie!
I only have a sprinkling!
This set is more modern and entitled,
' Wedgwood Women Designers of the 20th Century'
Susie Cooper 'Recumbent Deer'
Limited edition of 5,000
So the backstamp says.
...was actually given to me years ago as a gift and it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the
coronation 0f Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11
Limited edition of 500
And this one,I was given today...!
I rather like the design
So that's Susie, one of the 'pottery ladies' who has given my mum and I a lot of fun, over the