Happy Holidays! Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?
This weekend last year, my husband treated me to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead (Atlanta) GA. We attended a holiday show house which I have already blogged about, but we also visited five wonderful antique stores and malls. I have never blogged about the gorgeous things that we saw (and I wanted!) So here goes:
This piece has the crest of Marie Antoinette on it! I can't believe it was for sale. I would have loved it for the Arizona house. Love the sunburst effect!
I also saw several Black Forest items that I coveted for the lake house.
There was a pair of terra cotta figures that I liked but really didn't need.
There were fabulous Cream ware and Tortoiseshell everywhere!
There was a store that had a lot of rustic items. Since moving to the lake, I have become enamored with Black Forest, Tramp Art, Victorian Shell Art and rustic items. I loved the frames on the mirrors and pictures!
And there was Majolica!
The above pieces were Victorian Wedgwood.
And there was an asparagus tray and drainer that I don't have in my collection.
Also a few different Asparagus plates....
A wonderful smoking item...
I promised my husband a while back that I would stop collecting Majolica if I got: 1) a cheese bell, 2.) a Palissy plate, 3.) A sardine box, and 4.) a game pie dish and 5.) a gurgling fish pitcher.
They had a Palissy plate, but I didn't get it.
My husband purchased several wicker flasks for himself, and a Victorian hanging hat rack for the lake home and this was my prize! A late 19th Century Minton game pie dish.The cover is molded with a rabbit, coot and mallard on a bed of ferns and
oak leaves, the osier molded base with a turquoise interior, without a
liner, 36cm wide. I scored!!!
I got the gurgling fish pitcher and sardine box this summer. Just the cheese bell and Palissy plate to go! Will I have withdrawal? I do like hunting for Majolica!
Stay tuned...holiday entertaining to follow....