Thursday, November 14, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
This exquisite pattern is called Portland and was made in 1891 by the 1847 Rogers Brothers. I found four of these serving spoons in my mothers china cabinet many years ago, she passed away 22 years ago and it has taken me that long to take these and make myself two bracelets out of them, one for each arm. I have never found this pattern yet in my ever constant search for beautiful silverware, I shall continue my quest to find a never ending supply of "Portland".
Friday, October 25, 2013
One of my friend Alanna's favorite things to do when she is up on Prince Edward Island is to comb the beach for goodies like this wonderfully shaped piece of driftwood. When she came back from her last trip to the island she brought me two huge shopping bags full of wonderful pieces of wood, all shapes and sizes. I look forward to my time off from shows in January to put together many more of these wind chimes.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
There were many uses back in the day for slotted spoons, your butler would serve your tomato slices to you on the spoon or he would serve bon bons to your guests on one. The smaller slotted spoons were used for relish or jam. I, of course think they are too pretty to be used for those things and who has a butler these days anyway, right? So I like to turn them into statement pieces. My favorite is the 3rd from the left made by William Rogers in 1934.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I have always thought that the spoon bowls reminded me of fish so I spend many hours with a mini handheld circular saw cutting mouths and tails and drilling eyes. These are my windchimes, they make a wonderful tinkling sound and are just so cute. Perfect to hang on your deck or in your garden or at your beach house!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Country Folk Art Shows are held in New Jersey four times a year at the NJ Convention Center in Edison. I did the three day show this past weekend, it was my first time at this venue and it was quite nice. I met so many new people. I sold out of Coronation.That has been my biggest seller, now the hunt is on for more of that pattern. The promoters of this show are very nice and very well organized, this is a keeper, I look forward to their next show!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
I love when I find silverware that has a squared off top, then I feel that the bracelet needs three rings to connect the two pieces. These three patterns were perfect. The one on the left is called "RIO" made in 1930 by William A. Rogers. The one on the right is called "ROMFORD" made in 1939 by a company called Vernon that was taken over by Oneida and the one in the middle on the top is called "PARIS" and was made in 1921 by the William Brothers Manufacturing company. I love them all and they look wonderful on!