Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chip Carved Table

 Can't believe that August is nearly over and the end of summer isn't far behind.  I'm looking forward to fall.  It has been a very long, and very hot summer for most of the country and here in the south, it's been oppressively hot.  It will be wonderful to have cool nights again where we can turn off the AC and open the windows.   I miss hearing the sound of the birds, the tiny but extremely noisy tree frogs and the rustle of the leaves as the wind gently blows.  Got lots to do in the next 6 weeks as I prepare for my knee replacement surgery.  Have to get my booths ready for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving as I will be a sea witch out of water with a laid up tail for about 6 weeks.

Found some unique pieces this weekend.  Practically, lept out of my vehicle when I saw this marvelous chip carved/pyrography small table/stand from the early 1900s.  Signed and beautifully decorated, this is a terrific folk art piece.

 The artist covered every exposed inch of this table. Unfortunately, there is a missing table at the bottom where the pieces cross. Still, it doesn't detract.

Closeup of the top of the table.  Marvelous patina.

Closeup of one of the legs.

 So much work was put into this piece.  I hope it finds a home that will truly appreciate it.

 I would find these in the midwest, but this is the first time I came across a salt glazed Hull pitcher in Atlanta on one of my treasure hunts.  Heavy with a pair of cows on both sides, this pitcher would hold cold milk, or buttermilk straight from a local farm.  I think it would look pretty hold fresh cut sunflowers or bittersweet. 

 How cute is this little oil cloth pumpkin head doll?  Paid $1.81 for this sassy face at my local Goodwill.

 Another cute folk art doll, all handmade, is this Halloween kitty cat.  Yup, from my local Goodwill and $1.81.

 My first display of fall items along with an antique, brown glazed canning pottery jar that I found at one of my favorite haunts. 

 Found a pair of these shoe forms and added pretty copper ribbon bows to them.

 Sweet little brown sponged, yellow ware bowl.  These are fun to fill with natural berries and a pillar candle.

 Very heavy, antique, cast iron string holder.  I love these items and they are perfect for dispensing Christmas ribbon.

 A terrific find. This pair of large, wooden frames will be perfect for my Halloween cabinet cards.

 Not old, but a very large and heavy blown glass container filled with spiced pine cones and a scented pillar candle.  I paid pennies for it and still had the original price tag of $40.00 on it.  I don't think it was ever used.

 Pretty, antique cast iron trivet.  Nice turn of the century piece.

 Nice little set of four bowls and six dessert plates of vintage china.  Gold lustre trim and pretty violets makes this a sweet find for $3.00.  Circa 1950s.

And now, last but not least, this MAGNIFICENT silver fox jacket.  Pristine, looks like it was never worn, this jacket was found at my local Goodwill for $30.00.  I was doing cartwheels back to my car with this find.  Hope your week is a good one and those in the path of Issac, be safe.   Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch  

1 comment:

Mitzi said...

Wow, that pyrography piece is very well done! I love your other finds too. I can tell we have similar taste.