Saturday, January 12, 2013

love...tartan & mauchline ware

My friend has this amazing collection of Mauchline ware. For Issue 8 of my art magazine Pasticcio Quartz we did a article on the history of Tartan and Mauchline Ware.  I thought I would share with you some of those wonderful pieces.  I love a good plaid and tartan... they just make me happy.
photography: Jesse Tyler Gullion
playing card box

trinket & stamp boxes

McPherson Going to Bed box

Rob Roy Hourglass
MacDonald, Stuart, Hay & Leith Napkin Rings
Stamp Box
Sinclair Stamp Box, Ink Pen and Prince Charles Bookmark
Prince Charles Sewing Box
Rob Roy thimblecase

Forty Second Needle case
Murray Thread and Thimble Box

A few interesting websites if this subject interests you...
Scottish Tartans Authority
Mauchline Ware Collectors Club


Mary Ann Potter said...

These are wonderful pieces. I love the little sewing notion boxes! Tartan is a happy thing. I feel that way about polka dots, too! 8-)

margo alexander said...

This makes me want to sew again. I love plaids.