"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Antique Heaven

Many of you remember how not long ago, I visited my good friend Maggie's Mom. I had wanted to see her collection of antiques for some time and when it came, I ran out of space on my camera. Sue sent me a few pics, which I have tried to scan (for the first time) to show you some of the beautiful things I didn't get. Her collection of majolica is exquisite.

This big oil painting was my favorite of the antique collections. It is large and so beautiful. When Sue purchased it, she put it in the trunk of her car and when she arrived home, it had a large tear in it. She had it repaired and it is Divine.

One of her many samplers; of course I love the dog in it. I found out from Sue that if the sampler is unfinished, it means the girl that made it didn't make it (sad, but true). I will go to see these collections again and I promise next time I won't run out of memory.


9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful majolica collection! I'd love to have a closer look. I too love the sampler...such history here......

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  2. Scratchy doth protest!!!

    WOW what a collection!!! LOve the horse...and the mockingbird painting!!! Painting and creating is what makes my winters tolerable...oh yes and Scratchy...who the heck is Sharky...we'll never know, maybe an evil nemesis...HA!

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  3. What lovely treasures. I'm partial to samplers but the horse is gorgeous as well as her collection of majolica.
    Thanks for sharing.
    ☼ Sunny

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  4. Such a stunning collection, I must confess the horse painting made my heart skip a beat or two :)
    She has an eye for beauty, thanks for sharing her 'pretties' with us .
    Jo

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  5. Ooo...wonderful!! That majolica is especially lovely!

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  6. How wonderful to discover treasures...

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  7. Donna, as always something beautiful to introduce us to- I wanted to recognize your blog today at little augury. http://littleaugury.blogspot.com/2010/07/at-6s-7s.html -Gaye

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  8. Wonderful treasures! Thanks for sharing, Have a sweet day!

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