A few years ago I attended a knitting workshop. I was knitting along and noticed I had made a tiny mistake quite a way back in my project. Upon noticing my dismay, the instructor launched into a speech saying that it is the tiny imperfections that show the difference between handmade and machine-made. Handmade is made by a real person with skill and care; machine-made means, well, made by a machine! I’ve always thought of that when I look at the hand-painted designs on the pieces in my Blue Ridge pottery collection. Each plate, cup, saucer, bowl etc. was painted by hand, making no two pieces alike, even those with the same pattern. Perfectly imperfect (which just happens to be the theme for this week’s Texture Tuesday) !
Although I have almost an 8 piece set of one pattern, Sun Bouquet, I usually mix up my table settings and include pieces from several patterns. Most of the patterns I look for are in primary colors, so they blend well together. And there’s my newest Mason jar (yes, I now have two) in the middle- it’s perfectly imperfect as well!
Edited with two of Kim’s textures, 1301 and sybil. Linking up with Texture Tuesday today.