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Sunday, August 8, 2010

In Praise of Green Things

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I adore green. A collection of green salad plates are my favorite pieces to serve chunks of cheese and sprigs of red grapes. Shown here with some silver birds I purchased at Golden Country Collectables in Weyauwega, WI.

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Above and below: a porcelain hairpin container I painted.
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Below is a vase I purchased at Unique Interiors in Greenville, WI. If you haven't been there to browse, you've really missed out. Outstanding collectables, very reasonably priced.
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Above, a hummingbird teapot from Beth Schmidt's shop in Auroraville, WI. Beth can come decorate my house anytime--she's simply a fabulous decorator, with a keen eye for beautiful things.

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Hancock Fabrics let me bring this sculptural green pottery vase home for a song.

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Today, we shopped at Golden Country . . I bought the silver birds, and this green glass bird. I think it is a tea light container, but I'll use it as a soap dish in the bathroom.

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I walked by this crackle finish platter more than once at Golden Country; today--it came home with me to hold some garden vegetables, and a few extra apples left over from making pie yesterday.
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I have a feeling the clematis print may inspire an oil painting.
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Below: Cash Family hand-painted cream & sugar. I use the set everyday and it sits right here in the middle of the large crocheted runner on the kitchen table.
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I spotted the bunny tea pot at Beth's Shop in Auroraville, and at the same moment my friend Kathy found the hummingbird tea pot. I ooooo, and ahhhhhh over them both.

3 comments:

Eastlake Victorian said...

I love all your greens! The hatpin box you painted is so pretty! I think the green looks really nice with the fruits and veggies. It's such a happy color!

-Pam

The Dusty Victorian said...

I've been oooooooooo an ahhhhhhhh ing over all your lovely pieces.

Anyes
XX

Gearhart said...

The hand painted box is stunning. I still think you need to teach porcelain painting too. That is quality paintng. And the scroll work is not as easy as it looks. Most people don't realize how hard it is. Great job. Other pieces are nice, but the hand painted box has a certain charm that belongs in your Victorian!