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.

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 them, 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 just fell in love with this vase - Lenox,  was a "little" pricey, but we both just love the "look" of it and being off white, we think it will really stand out and enhance beautiful and colorful blooms.  Kinda a medium size and can't wait to pick some blossoms.

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 really starting new collections - we enjoy being together and finding some things we like. Maybe we will look for more of this.

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 collection. 
Did not take a lot of prompting either. 
 You would love her blog - - 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 


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)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love the stores in Selma! Haven't been in years and will have to go again. Love the green coke glasses. I'm on the hunt for olive green pottery or something like that.
xx, shell

Cheri said...

Lovely items esp that Johnson ware. Too pretty not to snag up! Sounds like you had a great time together! Wonderful.

Bonnie said...

Great finds. I need to go antiquing with friends one of these days! On the other hand, I probably should just pull out what I got from my mom and grandmothers rather than bring more stuff in the house! Do you watch antiques road show too? I get such a kick out of it. B.