But out of this trauma has come the most wonderful thing. For the first time ever, I have space to display some of my collection! I bought these Lundia office shelves online and now they're painted white and bracketed firmly to the wall, and I am slowly slowly filling them. This is still very much a work in progress, mountains of boxes are still unopened in the garage, but you can see where I am heading.
I'm working on a hotel ware section. These are the smallest jugs, given to me by George's brother who worked at Crown Lynn for a while. He recalls that this pattern has some nautical connection - perhaps it was used by a yacht club or on a ferry service.. does anyone remember?
Then here are some of my Cook & Serve coffee cans. There are more - still in a box! I also have black saucers which I have yet to find.
And lastly, I am so very happy this wee mug survived the move unscathed. It's my all-time favourite pukeko pattern, the only one I have ever bought and probably the only one I will ever own. They are like hen's teeth.
There will be more once I find my charger!
All the best till then