Soup Terrine

Good Intentions
This is what I had intended to sketch today, but I'm a little busy here! 

The soup terrine is a piece of a partial set of china that has been handed down in my dad's family. Several years ago, my daughter was driving home from college for the weekend, and bringing my mother with her.  As they were walking out the door, my mother said, "Let's take the soup terrine to your mother."  So they packed it in my daughter's basket of laundry for safe keeping on the trip.  

If only soup terrines could talk.  I would love to know where else this has been in the more than 130 years of its life.  Think of the modes of transportation it has seen getting from generation to generation.  

Someday I will sketch this.   It could be challenging from some angles  -  but right now, I am going to get as much done toward tomorrow's dinner preparation as possible.

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in this part of the world celebrating the holiday tomorrow.


Marj said...

Catherine, this is Beautiful! How fun to have something 130 yrs old that was your Mom's. Love it. What a nice memory! And I can bet that if you sketch/paint it, it'll be lovely!

Vaishnavi said...

Happy thanksgiving! And that is a beautiful heirloom!

Suspinz: Dabbler in Many Things said...

I'll look forward to seeing your rendering of this. What a lovely memory of your family history and all its connections back through time. I love those things and the journal pages made from them.

Catherine said...

Someone, please remind me in a few days that I said I'd sketch it :)