I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Monday, October 4, 2010

Un-Flea Shopping

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had one stunningly gorgeous day and one grey dismal day...batting .500, lol!

I made tiny white hearts...


and began some doves, for Christmas selling....I'll post better pix when they are done!


And because there was no flea market this week I spent some time sorting through the boxes of treasure from my parents' home. Yes, I still had boxes...this was the last one, marked "chipped Haviland Gravy Boat"....


 Ooooh! So sad. It is more than chipped!


Should I glue it, or chip off the rest of the attached plate? I know I should toss it out but I love this china pattern!


My grandma must have loved morning glories as much as I do.
   

We see lots of Haviland rose patterns but I 've never seen any Morning Glories except her set. (I even have a dozen perfect dinner plates with tiny roses...FREE!  from the Cape Cod Dump's swap shop!)



The little oval dish went  to soak in  Clorox-water and came out so pretty! (This is a "before" photo.) For my bracelets on my dresser or corralling buttons when I sew?


I figure I'll save the damaged gravy boat and grow paperhwhite narcissus in it this winter....
May as well enjoy it as it is, I think!


PS Peggy B had a wonderful idea for saving a fragment of this shattered heirloom. She recommended http://cupidscharms.blogspot.com/. The artist there makes gorgous "found treasures" jewelry, take a look! And if she does custom work and makes me a heart (what else!) I'll be sure to show it to you all! Thanks, Peggy, lovely idea! lizzy

love

         lizzy

......gone to the [rainy] beach

1 comment:

  1. Lizzy, I love the haviland gravy boat. Go to this blog site. She makes jewelry (beautiful jewelry from broken china. Perhaps you could have a piece made for you. http://cupidscharm.blogspot.com/
    Peggy

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