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10 January 2010

Good morning!

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From the bed in our new bedroom, I could barely see the sun glowing beautifully this morning through this set of Mexican blue-glass glasses.  It was enough to make me get out of bed and grab the camera to try and capture the loveliness.  I didn't quite capture "it" (whatever that is) -- angles. trees and lack of coffee, at that point, combined to equal little patience -- but I captures some pretty Sunday morning light.

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It's an eclectic mix.  The "Mexican blue-glass" glasses came with my husband, as did the set of salt and pepper shakers in the shape of crabs.  The S&P set was his mother's and one of the crabs has a mended claw; I'm not sure if the glasses were hers or something he acquired on his own.  The swan barometer was made by my glass-blowing aunt -- I travelled with her one memorable summer in my teens, working the regional county fair/festival circuit.  I painted, displayed and sold little glass doo-dads while she demo'd and worked glass over torch behind me.  Awesome summer.  Hot pants and platform sandals.  Bib overalls.  The carnival!  Lemonade.  Billy.

The pigs (pink and yellow) are fair souvenirs from another era -- mid-'80s Tillamook County, OR.  I think they had a popular greased pig contest; I never attended.  The little chicken planters are from my sister.  I knew I had to make a decision the moment I accepted them; I could feel myself standing on the threshold of a small animal planter collection.  Did I want to walk through that door?  Yes!  I decided that I would collect small animal planters, but only small yellow chicken animal planters.  So far, and for all these years, that's the sum total of my collection.  There are not a lot of small chicken animal planters out there.  (Thank you!  I really did not and do not need another collection.)

Various bottles, vases, gifts from the girls over the years (ceramic covered box, paperweight) round out the collection on those dusty, dusty shelves.  The garden room is the smallest room in the house, there's no seating, it's often a mess (animal central in there) (also where the Princess lives, in a cabinet, with all the other housecleaning supplies), but it's such a sunshine-y, happy room.

Happy sunny Sunday morning!

Comments

Lovely!

Your window is a beautiful way to show off the sunlight!

Good Evening!
At one point I thought it was a good idea to collect kitschy S&P shakers but then I only found really ugly ones and that was the end of that. I love the crabs.
And I noticed the Barrel Full Of Monkeys duo hanging out. I think we are the same age; your reminiscence always strikes a chord with me!

Their beauty is not only in the sunshine they reflect, but the memories they kindle.

So pretty, and infused with such great memories! But all I worry about is dusting all those things. I have largely tried to get rid of my collections for that reason. :)

Oh, so lovely! The little knick-knacks of life are the best kinds of collections. (I gave up on dust long ago, and have just learned to live with it. Life is too short. . .)

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