The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface


So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Things We Love

Antiquing is an entertainment opportunity for us
and recently we had a few fines...thought we would share them. 





Blue Hobnail Vase - pretty sure it is not a Fenton Hobnail -  but just perfect in our window with fresh basil ...



Came across these and fell instantly in love with the nostalgia of the glasses, plus they are a perfect fit in your hand.  Were not expensive and we were able to find four with the handle and three without a handle.  I think we will be able to add to these - we usually like to just have six of each as that works for us.



DWH fell in love with this Lenox vase,  was a "little" pricey, but we both just love the cream look and believe it will stand out and enhance beautiful and colorful blooms.  Kinda a medium size vase just waiting for some blooms.







Not much to say about these - except WE LOVE THEM - They are Johnson Bros., Made in England and called "Old English Castles."  Since DWH is from England, they just seemed appropriate for us to have.  Really, do I need to keep trying to justify these?   We enjoyed our outing and we found some real treasures.  We are not starting new collections - just enjoying being together and finding things we both like. We like this enough to keep and use.


Just a few more lovely small vases that caught our eye.
 I can truthfully blame these vases on Susan Branch - a really wonderful blog post that she did on her own small vases couple weeks ago put us in the mood to search and seek out some for our wee little collection. 
Did not take a lot of prompting either. 
 You would love her blog - http://www.susanbranch.com/ - I certainly do !!!
See that cut glass vase in the middle - it has the cutest little birds around the base and is going to look perfect in our sun room with the other birds.  The twin milk glass vases will be lovely used together.


 We went to Wilson, NC, which is full of antique stores
 and found absolutely nothing we could afford ... not a bowl under $400.
They think very highly of their stuff.
 A real waste of our time and effort if anyone wants to know the truth.

All of the items we found were from the antique stores in Selma, NC - and we still did not go in all of them.
Just information you may need to know if you ever come this way. 

Our journey was filled with richness and joy as we wandered along the aisles
reminiscing and enjoying each other's company 
We still very much miss our sweet Brady boy.  Judy C 

1 comment:

taylorsoutback said...

I just knew it! Across the miles - somehow we are linked. Love your red transferware - I own the very same dishes. A complete set of repro's & some antique pieces found when we were last in Savannah. How often I dream of traveling to the UK and finding more. Maybe we were sisters in another time?

Your other glassware pieces are remarkable - love the shape of the coca-cola glasses. And what a gorgeous shade of blue in the first image. By the way your basil leaves are a very impressive size!!

Have a good day Judy & thank you for sharing:o)