Finally over the crud and was able to get out and about to few favorite GWilly's! I managed to pick up just a few things this week.
You know I've said before that I collect orphaned pottery? Yes...it's true...I can't believe someone would cast aside hand signed hand thrown clay! So I rescue it!
Well...I have another mission now apparently......lone widowed salt & pepper shakers....widowed, divorced, left without a mate? Come on home with me! LOL
Isn't it lovely? I searched and searched for the mate but it was not to be found. This is a great piece of Japanese porcelain...Nippon. I love the worn gilding...the birds....so elegant! Yes yes...come on home! You can join my other little friend I picked up a couple weeks ago....Jean Claude....he hails from France....
Okay okay...he doesn't REALLY hail from France, but he does have a blue toile appeal about him...don't you think? He's not marked but was all alone himself. Both have old old old cork in the bottom...and gosh darnit....partner or not, they deserve a home! So...I am opening a home for orphaned elegant S&P shakers! Oh joy! Another thing to collect on my jaunts! At least these are SMALL! And can't you just imagine them arranged on one of my platters?? Aaaah....or perhaps a silver tray...so many options!
Speaking of silver...or..er...silverplate even.....I picked this lovely sugar bowl up this evening
I'm sure it will clean up nicely, but you know what...I love the tarnish! I love tarnished silver! So...it may still show it's age by the time I'm done with it.
And....I was verrrry excited to find THIS
an African Bolga Basket! Hubby was along when I picked this up Monday evening....he looked at me like I was crazy. I explained..."Honey...it's a Bolga basket! I've been watching these on eBay....I've been wanting one to hold yarn by my chair! They're like $40!" But nope...not this one...
I know it looks floppy on one side, but...these just need to be wet down and reshaped! That's on my agenda this week! Reshape the $2 Bolga basket!
Honestly...I am amazed what things I find the GWilly's here in South Dakota! Maybe you can be amazed by finds in your area too! Such fun! Gotta love it!
Hope your week's been a smoooooth one!