Monday, June 30, 2008

Playing with pottery

Yesterday I had the unheard of opportunity to go to the flea market with a girlfriend instead of trying to get David to get dressed or going on my own. 6:30 in the morning, no whining children, junk to browse and good company, does it get any better? (We even had a quiet breakfast together. Food, eaten without getting up 26 times to attend to a million different needs!)

I found 2 really nice pieces of pottery for my ummmm, ridiculously large collection. A pink McCoy that is pretty big...
and a piece of Weller that I am crazy about.
And since I am in serious need of a creative fix and there is little chance my sewing machine will be repaired in this decade, I decided to clean and rearrange the pottery a bit.

It's a hard cabinet to get a picture of since it is big and dark and the glass reflects only me taking the picture. (And my pictures are still leaning to the left, which really is getting irksome.) You get the idea though. I love the light, bright pottery against the dark wood.

Now, what can I make that doesn't require the sewing machine...?

16 comments:

  1. oh, that sounds like a great day! beautiful pottery.

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  2. That's a nice collection!
    Making without a sewing machine? Do you do any knitting, crocheting, handsewing or embroidering? Or maybe you could start cutting fabrics for a quilt with very small pieces?

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  3. I bet you'll come up with something! Your pottery collection is really quite wonderful. Lucky you!

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  4. It's a beautiful collection and I know what you mean about getting up 26 times to attend to someone's needs. Glad you got a nice quiet day!

    How about doing some paper crafting or hand applique?

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  5. more cookies?

    thanks for the recipe, btw.

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  6. Great additions to a pretty great collection! I like how they look against the wood. Sorry about your sewing machine ... hand sewing? embroidery? maybe darning?

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  7. what a great collection!

    do you knit or crochet? Or can you make something just with your serger? I'm assuming that's still in working order.

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  8. I love the pink one! That DOES sound like a great day!

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  9. Beautiful pottery collection. Mine is all packed into four shelves. We are in the process of buying a new garrish TV and I want to have a cabinet custom made to fit it and my ever-growing pottery collection. I have amassed over 50 piees of whtie, but I also have a huge amount of colors too. Too many? Whatchu talkin' about Willis? ;o)

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  10. How about some hand sewn felt crafts, like little gnomes? Also, I'm finding I feel creative and satisfied just playing around with my flickr photos, making sets and uploading more often than usual. We have to find a creative hit where we can when sewing is not available!

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  11. Lucky girl! i hope to meet a friend here who likes to go the the flea markets! your pottery is soos pretty, I am drooling!

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  12. What a treat for you to get out with a friend! You deserved that, and I'm sure it felt like bliss. :)

    What to make without sewing...? A couple of things I've been working on - gluing vintage lace and buttons and old photos and ephemera to old containers and frames, sort of collage style...and covering frames with vintage buttons. You'll think of something! :)

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  13. What a great day- The pottery is beautiful. I was at a garage sale of an elderly man here in town whose wife died three years ago, anyway he wanted to show me some of his collections- and he was showing me a beautiful piece of McCoy pottery and in the process droped another piece on the floor. I felt so bad for him and he felt bad grumbling to himself about how clumsy he's become. Poor guy!!

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  14. What a great collection!!

    I wish I had known you when I lived in St. Louis... it would have been fun to have somebody to go garage saling/antiquing with. I found some GREAT stuff there, esp. at garage sales and estate sales. I learned my way around town by going to estate sales. :-)

    Oh, and don't even get me started on the JCC book sale! OMG!!!!

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  15. I LOVE both of you new vases. And your cabinet full looks fabulous!

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  16. Love that pink McCoy! I've got an aqua one just like it.

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