And here are a few of my favorite flow blue and blue tableware. I just opened my cabinet in the family room and started shooting pictures of the ones I like the most.
I really do not know what the first one is used for but it is very small, the size of a shot glass but it has a pouring spout and a handle. It is etched with silver (looks like mercury silver). It was very hard to capture it with the camera but it has a figure of a lady in a long period dress and a man. I bought it from a garage sale in Florida a long long time ago, could possibly be over 30 years ago. It's one of a few that I took with me when we moved from Florida. The next one is a mortar and pestle in a Blue Willow pattern. It's also very small, about 2 inches.
Then, comes a gravy server with a drip tray and a ladle.
And lastly, a plant pot that looks very Frenchy to me. I bought it from Ross, again to sell in my booth but John pulled it out of my "to sell" bin and wants me to keep it. It's no wonder I can never get rid of my many stuff here at home, lol.
There is more. Below is a pitcher, about 7 inches tall. Then a little lidded box. I like it but I do not know what it is for either. It is about 9 inches long.
Next comes my flow blue dinner plate. I think I have 6 of this pattern, don't know what it is called.
On the second row of the mosaic below is a Geman pitcher. I REALLY love this. I love the embossed design of the people on it. In the center is a tureen. Love this too!
On the third row is another set of flow blue dishes, they are soup bowls. They are wide and not too deep. To their right is a flow blue butter dish and in the last picture is a set of flow blue luncheon plates. I like to collect flow blue dishes but most of the ones that I find in antique stores are very expensive. I did however, found another soup tureen from Ebay but I have not received it yet.
The house was not named after the owner but after a mathematician and surveyor, Andrew Ellicott, who was appointed by George Washington, to mark the position of Parallel 31, which divided US possessions from those of the Spaniards. Ellicott set up a camp near the site picked by James Moore and he raised the flag over the MS territory in defiance of the Spanish government, who refused to withdraw its garrison from Natchez until March of 1798
You will see the flag flying with 15 stars on the ground.
The house was rented out after the owner's family increased in numbers beyond the capacity of the house and they moved to a plantation in Washington, MS. Ellicott Hill was occupied by Samuel Brooks who became a mayor of Natchez, then was occupied by a physician, Dr. Frederick Seip, who founded Natchez Hospital and who later bought the house. Another doctor later bought it and made it into a clinic and later became a school for boys, Natchez HS, which closed in 1878.
The house is West Indian in style. It has a large central room with smaller chambers on each end. The plan is the same on both levels of the house. Behind the house is a pool and this pool house, which I think they rent out for meetings now. I am sure these were built later.
Please go down one more post if you can, to see my mother's picture. I just got her back from my sister in Chicago. She had 2 bad fall accidents last Fall when she was here and was hospitalized twice with a head injury including a head hematoma and a big cut which would not stop bleeding, but she is looking fine now and I would really love for you to see. We had dinner with the ER doctor last night, who initially treated her and he calls her the miracle patient. Just imagine a 92 year old falling from a truck and comes out without a single fracture, bruises everywhere but no fracture, thank God! And because of the head hematoma, she had to be transported via ambulance to a hospital 2 and half hr. away while her head was continuously bleeding even after the sutures.