I found this "Willow Pattern" plate just as I was leaving my favourite antiques fair. A last look on a stand by the door and caught a glimpse of two birds.
Further investigation revealed this metal platter, hand made in about 1870 with a wonderful patina.
It would look better with a good clean said the stallholder as I handed over the purchase price.......Never, I said to myself as I left clutching my prize!!!
We had two days of wonderful sunshine this week, and now its back to rain, grey and cold. But there are signs that Spring is on its way....aren't there?