Thursday, January 6, 2011

Looking more closely ~ Vintage box, Hat Block and Biscuit Barrel

 Sometimes when we get a lot of items I don't actually notice all the wonderful details that makes them so special until I am cleaning them up and deciding on their fate. These three items are good examples.You may remember them from yesterdays post.
   Not only does this simple little hand made trinket box have the most lovely crackle paint finish,
 it also has a very touching inscription inside. No doubt many of the other presents recieved by Nancy that year just went by the by but this one is still around. A testament no doubt to the specialness of this depression era gift for Nancy who would have been just a little girl I guess in 1932.
        This hat block looks just like other you see,
 until you look closely and see that someone has drawn a cute face on one side making it more personal and fun.
  This old biscuit barrel, looks just like other cut glass and silver plate barrel you find now and then
Until you look closely and see the word "Biscuits" embossed on the front.
 Just goes to show you sometimes have to look closely to see all an items charms.  To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

9 comments:

  1. Hey Katherine, I absolutely love these posts where you show more details of the items you find. So many things must pass through your hands, but isn't it fun when you have the time to notice the intricacies of a particular piece. It's almost like an episode of Collectors!! xx

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  2. Yes, I agree with Brismod.

    You're so respectful of every item you sell.

    I think that's what makes you so special.

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  3. How lovely to stop and admire the little details on these beautiful items. It makes them so much more special... just like life really. We can whiz through and not slow down enough to appreciate all of the little things that make life so special. xx

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  4. Hi Katherine, the face on the hat block is adorable! Tamara

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  5. Like that cool bisquit barrel, never have seen one like that. judy

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  6. So very true, slowing down to really appreciate found treasures can unearth beautiful details. Love anything with a personal inscription, books awarded to top students and special notes make them all the more interesting.

    Hoping we get a bright and sunny weekend

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  7. I luv the hat block face

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  8. It's so true what goes around comes right back around. You always find the best. I hope that your year is off to a great start

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