New Year, Old Things

2013 has officially begun, what are some of your plans?  When surgeons have a day off, do they visit other hospitals?  Hmmmm.  Do lawyers go to the court house to listen in?  Maybe.  Do antique dealers go antique-ing?  YES!  I can assure you they do!  Funny thing is, I always gravitate to the same OLD things; things I already own one or more of!  Would you like to come with me to see what I found on a recent excursion?

Bronze dog reclining

Bronze dog reclining

My living room, a.k.a. the kennel, doesn’t need another dog, but I am drawn to this!

Staffordshire dogs

Staffordshire dogs

I have plenty of Staffordshire dogs, but none like these!

Pannetiere

Pannetiere

We have a family heirloom, a panettiere, the quintessential French cabinet; this one is delightful!

Foo dog

Foo dog

Foo dogs are a favorite, and I don’t have a pair!  I haven’t found the perfect ones to live with…yet!

Crystal and opaline boxes

Crystal and opaline boxes

I found a case of crystal and opaline boxes.  Now I am in trouble.  Which one would you choose?  Be careful when buying opaline; buy the best and be sure of its quality.

Glass box, not opaline

Glass box, not opaline

A white opaline box, when held to the light, will shoot flames of color as the light pierces it.  The box above is not opaline.DSCN3995DSCN3993A customer recently asked me if the crystal and opaline boxes could be displayed in a window with strong sun.  So many antiques must be guarded from the sun.  But crystal boxes come to life when light passes through; it is how they are meant to be seen!  Just don’t let it get too hot!  Didn’t we learn in Girl Scouts we could get a spark of fire with the sun and a magnifying GLASS?IMG_2626

I think the shopping expedition is about over.  If I leave for home now, I’ll still have time to browse dahlia catalogs.  Let me just sit here a moment to collect my thoughts….oh, this is a nice chair!  Could I use just one more….maybe?

 

 

About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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8 Responses to New Year, Old Things

  1. Pondside says:

    If you aren’t going to buy that chair I think I will!

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  2. erickett124 says:

    You found some beautiful antiques to tempt you I wouldn’t know how to choose between them – maybe I would just buy them all to be on the safe side.

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  3. jayne says:

    I like your attitude! You would be fun to shop with!

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  4. Hi Jayne,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. So, you are antique dealer? I don’t think I could do that, because I’d want to keep too much. I don’t have good knowledge like you do, though, so wouldn’t know what things are worth. I do collect vintage kitchen towels, mostly from ebay. Here’s a link to a post I did before we got our kitchen remodeled that tells the story of how I got started collecting them, and shows some of them.

    http://acornergarden.blogspot.com/search/label/vintage%20linens

    Oh, and I sometimes grow dahlias, but don’t manage to dig up the tubers to store.

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  5. Thank you for your perceptive comments on my blog.
    I came here to learn a little bit about you. OK, I must admit I do not like Dahlias, but, that red one is a beauty.
    Now antiques. I know nothing about opaline glass. Is there a preferred color? Is one more valuable than the other? They are beautiful. I do adore crystal so I’ll take that beautiful crystal box and one of the blue opaline boxes and…. OK, I’ll take both. Plus, I love the Staffordshire dogs. There done shopping for the day.

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  6. irina ilyas says:

    Hello, my name is Irina, I have accidentally located your blog thru opaline glass photos. I am a keen collector of opaline glass articles and I love some of the items in the show case you have pictured.
    I would like to ask you, is it possible to contact the seller? Does he/she sells online? Maybe you would like to re-sell? Thank you for your time, Irina.

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