I'll start this discussion with the story about my first piece of flow blue, which I bought for my mom. it was a soup bowl in the Roma pattern by Wedgwood. I used to live in England, visited a great antique store in an old thatched room barn and stared at this beautiful smudgy blue bowl, displayed hanging on the wall for about a year. One day, I took it off the wall and gave it a good hard look. it was even prettier up close. I decided my mom needed a gift and bought it that day. Ever since, I have collected (and now sell) flow blue.
What was your first piece?
(The picture is from replacements.com of Wedgwood's Roma flow blue pattern)