Friday, September 30, 2011

Shiny Glimpses of the Past

The Poet and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary recently.  Its funny.  It seems like such a short time ago that we stood face to face captivated by each other's eyes and promised our whole lives to each other.  And yet at the same time, it seems we've been together forever!  In reality we've spent well over half our lives in this commitment.  

This year our calendars were both very full.  So rather than going on a trip for our anniversary, we simply had a nice lunch together and walked down to a local antique store to look around a bit.  Right up front there was a stack of dishes just like the ones we got when we were married.  Denby Seville Stoneware.  We never did get very many of these dishes and just a few years later, they were discontinued.  I have never seen even one piece of it in an antique store or a thrift store or at a garage sale.  This is the absolute first. 

We got the collection at an incredible price and there were even some fun extras that I have always wanted.  The funny thing was we never even discussed whether we were going to buy them.  We just walked in, saw them, and both knew instantly that we would definitely be getting them. 

I ALWAYS wanted this beautiful teapot!!!

And a SERVING BOWL!   I'm sooo excited!

This color is so versatile. It looks beautiful with Fall decor.  But the softness and the hint of very pale blue allows these plates to coordinate well with just about any decor you wish to use to creatively compliment them.

What surprises have you had lately to remind you of the good things in your life?

Wind and Honey Creations

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Winged Creatures of Surprise

Laura Carson of Artfully Musing created this unique and absolutely fun little book.  Laura is a very talented mixed media artist.  The cover of the book is made from dominoes that have been altered and altered and altered.  The creativity in this little book is abundant.  The theme is Birds and Bees.  Laura has covered every single spot with a unique touch that is just right and never over done.  And her workmanship is quality.  
A while back Laura was having a drawing on her blog.  I enter lots of drawings just for the fun of it, especially if I like what the prize is.  But I never win.  I usually even forget about signing up since I don't really expect anything from it.  But when I saw this prize I really wanted it.  So you can imagine my surprise when I received notice from Laura that I had won her new domino book!  
I haven't decided where and how I will display my miniature prize but you can be sure it will be someplace special where I will see it often.

Wind and Honey Creations

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