My first favorite find was this Victorian era black transferware pot lid and base. I love, love, love the graphics...
Next, Paula and I spent a long while in the booth of a lovely French woman who had wonderful things...I bought this tiny blue enamel mold (the tiny tin rabbit mold was already mine). She had other tiny blue enamel pieces and I wish now that I had purchased them all. ...don't you just love that sweet little blue dish?
From the same French vendor, I bought the old glass yogurt jar on the left and the two tiny antique cupping jars on the right. ... I can use them as itty bitty cloches!
Paula and I bought all four of these tall antique French canning jars... We loved the old rusty mechanism...
From a different vendor, I found these two metal delegate badges that were from annual Operative Potters conventions.... ...one says Buffalo, NY where Dan is finishing up law school and the other says, Chicago, Illinois where my sister Lynn lives....it also has a 52 on it... ...I just liked the look of them!
OK, this is where the Jar Fashion Show begins...
I was so taken with my 2 antique jars....(Paula kept the other 2) ...I played around with filling them...
I don't want to keep latching and unlatching the rusty workings of the lid ... ...so I am waiting till I decide what to keep in them.... ...before I close it up tight!
OK, that was fun....at least for me! I still haven't tried black and white dominoes or spools of thread or tin types or dice or millinery flowers or.... ...what would you put in them?
More finds to come... ...also photos from Gather...a wonderful shop in Ivoryton, CT... ...and a few pictures from Paula's gorgeous gardens and home!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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