Monday, April 23, 2012
On Saturday, my daughter patiently accompanied me to a local thrift store, where we found some random treasures.
Truth is, we weren’t looking for anything in particular, because we don’t actually need anything. But, that doesn't often stop me.
I’m not sure what I’m going to be using this pitcher for. I already have so many vases. Any ideas?
I think my daughter was sufficiently rewarded for coming along. She came home with the game Guess Who?, a bargain at 99 cents. She also picked up an agenda book, which she checked first to ensure there was a section for phone numbers. Busy social life at seven years old, I suppose. She also chose a diary and a notebook. She is always scribbling away on one piece of paper or another.
She also snagged this pretty shawl.
I love all of the little details.
I know I will enjoy this little framed picture of a Mary Cassatt painting.
Here is a closer look at this lovely scene. Tea anybody?
My husband is not a fan of this Japanese spice cabinet. Too much like something he would have had in his home as a child. I like it though, so it’s staying. Not necessarily for spices. Any ideas on this one?
He is also not impressed with this shot glass. But, we have a whole shot glass display case with only a few shot glasses in it, and I like this little guy.
My favourite find of the day is this set of pottery wine goblets, by J. McKenna, The Dove Pottery, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Upon further investigation, I found this obituary for The Dove Pottery founder Joan McKenna. She was born in Dublin, Ireland and later moved to Montreal, where she worked as a model and trained as an artist at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer.
In 1974, she and her husband Bryan arrived in Thunder Bay with their four children. She opened The Dove Pottery, combining her passion for art with the practicality of pottery, which was sold both locally and nationally. Joan's love of animals meant that there were always dogs, cats and birds around.
She sounds like she was an accomplished and likeable woman, and I am happy to own some of her charming work.
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