Sunday, February 20, 2011


   Well it's official, I'm and old Fart. Today when I went to take the photos for this post, I dropped the camera and broke it. What can I say??? I just dropped it right on the floor and that was all she wrote. So I had to get into the car and drive 35 miles ( as I live in the middle of nowhere) each way, to Walmart and get a new camera. Besides the money, I just hate to get any thing new, I like using the old one, as I knew how. Now, I  had to read the directions, well at least the first few pages. The first half of this blog the pictures were taken  with the old camera, the second half with the new. See if you can tell the difference.
   I share My Old Historic House with the "Others." Thats what I call all my bisque porcelain figurines. I have had a passion for them as long as I can remember. It started big time after I took the  first trip to Natchez,Mississippi, one of the tour homes there had a large collection of them. After that I was hooked. I started out with small ones and soon sold them off for bigger and better. I think I might sell Sissy Dog for the right pair. I did put my foot down recently, when a pair was going at auction, they were 3 feet tall and I raised my paddle far to many times. I was ,thank God, finally outbid at $3500.00. Maybe next time.?.? "Does you know, how hard it is to get $3500.00 today?" "I does!"
   Bisque porcelain is un-glazed, white ware that is hard fired, non- porious, and translucent. All manufacturers of bisque porcelain collectiables are unanimous in their approach to each product as a work of art. Quality begins with the design and is controlled throughout the process, which can take several months from the time it is first sketched by an artist, until it reaches a collectors hand.
   In Europe, French ,German,Italian and England all produced bisque porcelain figures. I love the French, but they are usually much more money as compared to the German. And of course the bigger they are, the more rare they are. I understand the large ones had a tendancy to explode while being fired, so a smaller number was produced.

Life size busts of Prince and Princess from Austria

A rare pair of ladies, what is your guess?

I just love the details

A true lady with her fan

A Royal couple from Italy

Every detail is wonderfull.

A French Bust of a Gentleman

A very sweet face

A  French bust of a Lady

Love her dress pattern

Largest  pair of French stautes that I own,  30 inches tall

Holding a Bird

A large Royal Couple, made by Meissen in Germany

Detail of the floor

Romeo and Juliet

A French couple

A couple from Italy

A Gyspy Couple

And , Me and Sissy  Dog ! Sorry I look like I am scared to death. I just hate having my picture made, as it looks just like me. I always want it to look like  some one else, say Brad Pitt!?!
   Nothing makes me smile more than a sweet face and my bisque figures all seem to have a sweet face. I hope you enjoy my roommates as much as I do. How could they not be loved??