Friday, November 19, 2010

My Show & Tell



Happy Friday, dear bloggers! Just a little show & tell here today. I found these two little pieces at the thrift store. They are about two inches high. I don't know what it is, but I have a soft spot in my collecting heart for little things.

I think I was drawn to the carving, too -- as you can see, it is quite intricate for such small pieces. I'm thinking that they are perhaps made of celluloid? Or ivory? Although they are pitcher shaped, they are solid pieces -- decorative only.

Do you all do this? Buy things that you cannot identify and know nothing about, just because they "speak" to you?

Do I sound as crazy as I think I do?

Hey, it's the end of the week, right? ;)

Linking to Cindy's Show & Tell Friday. Thanks so much, Cindy, for being such a great host!


17 comments:

  1. They are very cute, yes, I do that from time to time! Where will you display them?

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  2. Dont worry , I do the same ALL the time !!! By-Ag

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  3. Yes, I do. I understand. And I have to say that you have the best thrift shops down your way.

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  4. Oh yes, Mary. I definitely get "things" that just speak to me. I love your new pieces. That lion handle is the pizazz....two absolutely awesome pieces, if you ask me! Susan

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  5. They are precious and no Mary you are not crazy I am drawn to things that have some meaning to me I have long forgotten but when I see them I feel a tug at my heart.
    I have noticed especially that as I get older I want to surround myself that remind me of past happy events in my family's history.
    Those little pitchers are really pretty and do look like ivory or celluloid. Lovely!
    Tina xo

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  6. Sorry that should have read "surround myself with things that remind me" ....sheesh speak of getting older..:(
    Tina xo

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  7. I do the same thing. I don't care about what it is or where it came from as much as I care about how much it speaks to me. I only buy what I love. Carla

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  8. What gorgeous little pieces...I can see why you were so drawn to them :o) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Kristen

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  9. nope, i totally do this - great finds too

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  10. It sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do - and if you look around my house you'll see that I ascribe to the philosophy of 'buy it if you love it and you'll find a way to live with it.'

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  11. What a beautiful photo, Mary! I love black backgrounds. I don't pick up as much as I used to...I keep trying to tell myself that I am trying to clear things out rather than accumulate...sometimes I just don't listen to myself:)

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  12. You are not crazy at all! In fact I will not buy an item unless it speaks to me! Kit

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  13. Hi Mary, I love your find and yes I too just have to have something because it speaks to me... I definitely need to spend more time in thrift stores... They have the most unique things!

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  14. How intriguing are those! Great find!!

    m ^..^

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  15. They are very pretty, such intricate designs. I would have bought them too if I saw them...Christine

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  16. Mary, could these pieces be carved soapstone? They certainly resemble such.
    I don't know how you could tell for sure, though.
    Here are a few examples:

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