Sunday, September 13, 2009

Souvenirs from the Outer Banks

I bought this stained glass window from a small antique shop specializing in antique stained glass windows - The Elegant Attic in Buxton, North Carolina. The owner was a charming lady named Shirley Weeks who gave me a tour of her home adjacent to the shop to learn more about stained glass. I was looking for a more colorful window, but this bird and branch spoke to me. She told me that the window dated back to the early 1900s and that it is from England. I may hang it in the window in our foyer - pictures will follow when I do hang it. Branch detail
Bird detail
I bought these goblets at a pottery studio called Red Drum Pottery in Frisco, North Carolina. I liked the glaze, but what fascinated me was that they tinkle when you move them. When I first picked one up, I thought I had broken it and was turning it looking for the part that fell off. But I realized that something in the stem was rolling around, and as I checked the other goblets, they all made the same noise.
I also really loved the glaze on this lidded jar.
I believe I also brought home more than my body weight in sea shells - pictures to follow.


Sue Furrow said...

You have great taste-lovely stained glass. I still have a load of shells from my last beach trip-a hundred yrs. ago. You'll have fun, creating w/them.

loneweever said...

What an understated and beautiful stained glass window.

Some designers, crafters, artists know when to quit.

Less is more!

Anonymous said...

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Hope to hear from you :)