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Fayette County Leader

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August 2, 1945

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Another very successful L.P.A. Tea was given last Friday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Parker. The exhibits of copper, brass and pewter were many and beautiful. There were trays from Bombay, Kandy, Hyderabad and Istanbul; chumbas from Calcutta, Secunderabad and Bombay; water urn from Turkey; modern vases from this country as well as many of Oriental origin; early colonial candlesticks, together with those made in India and China; early American kettles were exhibited at the side of those from Turkey. The pewter display ranged from the modern ware to pieces about 125 years old; jardinières were exhibited in the three wares.

One exhibit of especial local interest was an ash tray made of munitions shells of various sizes by Warren Johnson. It was sent to his mother, Mrs. Ina Johnson, who loaned it.

The talks on copper by Mrs. Parker, on brass by Mrs. Collett, on pewter by Mrs. V. T. Smith, were both interesting and instructive.

Brass and copper were featured in the decorations of the tea table which was presided over by Mrs. A. J. Fox  and Mrs. A. D. Goby.

there were at least 20 guests from out of town, many of whom were daughters of early members of the Association.



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