Decorative Plate, Avon “A Mother is Love” Mother’s Day 1987 Joan Walsh Anglund in Box, Vintage

Decorative Plate, Avon “A Mother is Love” Mother’s Day 1987 Joan Walsh Anglund in Box, Vintage


Avon Decorative Plate, A Mother is Love…, 1987 –  SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION & CONDITION



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  • Pattern: A Mother is Love
  • Vintage: 1987
  • Details:  This is such a cute collector’s plate!   It is part of a collection from Avon’s Fine Collectibles of dated Mother’s Day plates that ran from 1981 to 2009.  The design is by none other than Joan Walsh Anglund, it shows a mom with a baby in her arms and a another baby sitting by her side.  There are some toys on the floor and a little grey kitty.  The colors are soft pastels, mostly pink, blue and white with a touch of yellow and brown and a gold rim.  The front of the plate reads:  “A Mother is Love, Mother’s Day 1987”.  The plate is also stamped on the back: “A Mother is Love, Joan Walsh Anglund, CAUTION Plate for decorative purpose only, DO NOT USE FOR SERVING FOOD“.  It also has the Avon Fine Collectibles logo.  This one has  its original box and plastic plate stand, both are in great condition, perfect for gift giving.   Great addition to your own collection, Mother’s Day decor, perfect for a nursery~  We hope you enjoy it no matter where you place it.
  • Material:  Porcelain  
  • Dimensions:  Plate: 5.0 inches in Diameter.  Box: 5.25 x 5.25
  • Condition: Vintage – Used.  Excellent Condition. There are no scratches, chips or other defects on this piece, box is also in good condition.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.   
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Joan Walsh Anglund was born in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1926.  She was a much loved American poet and children’s book author and illustrator.  She studied in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art before working as an apprentice to a commercial artist.  In 1946 she married Bob Anglund and they moved to New York City from the Midwest.  In New York she was very lonely and would write her thoughts on paper and put them away.  It was her husband who realized her tremendous talent after finding her writings and asking her to make illustrations to go with them.   Her first book, “A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You” (1958), sold millions of copies and was on the New York Time’s best sellers list.  She also wrote several volumes of poetry for adults. Unfortunately then President Barack Obama, incorrectly attributed to Maya Angelou the quote: “A bird doesn’t sign because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”.  This quote is actually from Joan Walsh Anglund’s memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. The U.S. Postal Service also incorrectly issued a stamp honoring Angelou in 2015, a year after her death with that quote.  Joan Walsh Anglund went on to publish more than 120 books, and as of 2014, she had sold over 45 million books worldwide.  Joan passed away just recently, on March 9th, 2021, of heart failure.

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Weight1.0 lbs
Dimensions7 × 7 × 3 in


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