Friday, January 23, 2015
One Thing Leads to Another... And Another....
I found all of the smaller scale things that I wanted to put in here. Notice I didn't end the sentence with all of the smaller scale things...
There are still two 1/2" houses that aren't finished. Don't ask...
So soon we forget. I almost forgot the little wall house that is hanging center bottom. I just finished that a few months ago and stuck it in a corner, above the wood box.
It's out now and the Terrible Two have taken possession..
So I filled said wall with a few of my favorite things.
The centerpiece is Italian gold leaf sconce. I found it in a thrift shop for just a few dollars... The left side tail of the top bow is missing. I keep meaning to repair it, but somehow it never happens... I kind of like it that way.
I collect antique scissors... Who am I kidding? I am a scissor addict. If it cuts with two blades, I collect it. I represented that with the long bladed library scissors at the left. It used to be that all of the pages were not necessarily cut when you bought a book. You needed these scissors handy so that a page could be separated from it's neighbor.
Evidently I am a plate collector and didn't even know it. These are just three of quite a few that I have around the house. The two gold ones are antique Japanese and the blue rimmed one is a hand painted lake scene from turn of the last Century England. It is signed by the painter on the back.
I also collect antique purse frames. Nope. Not purses. Just frames. A lot of the time, they are much prettier than the purse. That part wears out. I like what's left. Sometimes I will put a new body on a frame.
News Flash! The Terrible Two just announced that the quarter inch section of the wall is theirs.
They are calling it their very own "Mini, Mini Museum.
I can see that this is going to lead to trouble. They are already rearranging things and are demanding that I refurbish some of the pieces.
I have to admit that, for one, the Neiman-Marcus Cheese Shop is looking a bit bedraggled. Maybe I will humor them for a couple of days.
If "their" museum is in good repair, maybe they will spend some time there and keep out of my hair.
I have to go see about a cheese shop... Back to work.
See you tomorrow.