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...and finally.....................

By helenlinda
Thanks for all the C&C for the first two plates

My mother encouraged me from an early age to regularly visit local elderly people who lived alone, and this is something I have always enjoyed doing. Mrs Wheatley was one of them, and she became a great friend over the years. She was a large lady with an even larger personality.

On her coal fire she would toast me a piece of bread with her fork. I donít think anyone other than her ever made me toast that way. Mrs. Wheatley was a Methodist and a local speaker at womenís meetings. She travelled on the bus to many villages to speak to groups of people, and would often share her message at the bus stop en route!!

When Tony and I got married she gave us a cardboard box with odds and bods from her cupboards that she didnít need any more. There were several blue and white plates in the box. Those plates started off my collection, and this is my favourite. Iíve always loved blue and white crockery. My Mum had a willow pattern collection at one point, but unlike them this does not have a central picture.

Thank you for following the stories so far. I will work on the next three images over the weekend when Iíve got a bit more time. I keep thinking I will get quicker, but what I do get is more critical of my work and so Iím no faster at all.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Flowers Montage Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated February 09 Welsh dresser Plate layer Mrs wheatleys plate

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Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
25 Feb 2009 7:35AM
I too love plates Helen.Most of mine are hidden away . I like Teapots too .
Love this blue plate , you do perform some clever miracles with your work Smile xxx

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MRSbiscuit60 10 224 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 7:40AM
I have missed this series so far Mavis, but looked back and throughly enjoyed the connection between each plate and the person connected to it. I will look in to see the rest on sunday when I get back from my trip. Trish
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Feb 2009 7:40AM
This has been a super series, Helen. Carol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 8:46AM
Thanks Mavis, Trish and Carol
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 9:05AM
Excellent work.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 9:23AM
Thanks Dave
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
25 Feb 2009 9:50AM
What a wonderful set, I can just see these shots framed on the wall for sale in a country Tea Room....Lovely work

Nicky x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Feb 2009 10:25AM
By 'eck, Helen, reading your notes brings back memories of when I were a lad! I can remember toasting bread on a two-pronged fork in front of the coal fire - electric toasters hadn't been invented then...
Another wonderful montage, Helen.
TrevB Smile
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
25 Feb 2009 10:30AM
A beautifully created image, and your narrative brings good thoughts to my mind - I make fire toast every winter, also, I grew up with Willow Pattern, and still have some.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 10:32AM
Thanks Nicky, Trev and Roger
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
25 Feb 2009 11:08AM
youre an expert in montage images Helen
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 11:18AM
Fabulous work, great montage.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 11:19AM
Thank You Dennis and Andrew
whiteswan01 10 13 England
25 Feb 2009 12:18PM
another gorgeous montage like your other one to
bearmtn 10 4 United States
25 Feb 2009 12:30PM
what a lovely montage!!!
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
25 Feb 2009 12:32PM
Another wonderful series of images put together so cleverly... great work
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
25 Feb 2009 2:35PM
Another fantastic montage in this marvelous series, such great work.
25 Feb 2009 3:05PM
Beautiful image, great result.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
25 Feb 2009 4:18PM
Really pretty and lovely to have a story to go with it!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 4:24PM
Thanks Dawn, Jeff, Bob, Christine and Jann
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
25 Feb 2009 4:58PM
Great effect
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 5:00PM
Thanks John
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 5:18PM
beautifully done and great work
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Feb 2009 6:56PM
Lovely addition to the series Helen; image and story.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 6:58PM
Thanks Anne and Rende
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
25 Feb 2009 7:43PM
Wonderful image

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2009 10:22PM
Excellent work!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Feb 2009 10:21AM
all those images are lovely !

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