This brown and white Crownford China plate has a lovely painted scene of an English countryside with a quaint cottage on it. The poem on the front reads As I was wandering oer the green not knowing where I went by chance I saw a pleasant scene the cottage of content . The back is stamped Crownford China Co. Inc Staffordshire England.
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Every time Nick Cave fell down – which was frequently – a shudder would pass through the wooden boards. Rowland Howard, seething with disdain, kicked Cave in the ribs and yelled “Get up, ya cunt!” — A pleasant scene from the 1983 Australian tour: A Boy Next Door, Michel Faber (via frankieteardrop) (via frankieteardrop)
This plate by Royal Crownford in Staffordshire is in my collection. The poem expresses how I feel about cottage living and life in general. "As I was wondering o'er the green Not knowing where I went By chance I saw a pleasant scene The cottage of content."
"Louis L. Betts (Little Rock 1873 – Bronxville 1961)". "Betts was a painter active in the first half of the twentieth century in the United States, especially noted for his portraits and genre subjects. His handling of paint and the subjects he chose gave his work a grand and conservative quality, recalling Old Master paintings from the Baroque era as well as pleasant scenes with bright colors in an Impressionist style." by encyclopediaofarkansas.net.
…and looking to the left, a pleasant scene, with salvias, ornamental grasses, winecup, prickly pear, and Anacacho orchid tree mulched directly in the gravel path rather than separated into mulched beds. The deep beds, mid-size evergreen plants, and neighbor-friendly fence work together to bring a feeling of privacy to the front garden, and a separation from the street.