Tuesday, May 23, 2006

This is one of my favorite things...

A few days before my birthday, Brad took me to a local antique extravaganzaaaa and we wandered around for a happy hour or so.

( Melissa and Lisa, this was the same place we went to when you guys were here but it was a whole different experience with Brad. He went at about three times the pace we did!)

The point was for me to pick out something for a birthday present. We had a lot of fun looking at interesting things but nothing really jumped out at me. ( That would have been really scary. Jumping antiques!) Just before we left, I spotted these ceramic hands. I was enchanted with them. They can be fastened to the wall, but I haven't decided on the right place for them yet, so for now they are on the kitchen table. I discarded the orginal fake greenery that they were holding, and put in a couple roses from our front garden instead.

So here is one of my favorite birthday presents of 2006:



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7 comments:

Kayla said...

those are really neat! They have a certain artistic quality that makes them very beautiful.

I hope they don't one day startle any of your guests--just imagine what their first split second thought would be to see HANDS hanging from your wall! It might make them wary of visiting you too often. . .

ljmax said...

Nifty! A great place to keep your glass eyeball.

melbrown said...

How very loverly! I've seen some ceramic hands that are remniscent of blown-up medical gloves, only folded in prayer or something... but these are really beautifully shaped! Perfect for cupping something pretty (or, um... a glass eyeball, I suppose).

What a great find in all those miles of random treasursome rubble.

Avalanche Cowpoke said...

Ol' 'Lanche sez they look kinda handy... ...the Cowpoke LOVES them posies...

Claire said...

Just in case anyone was wondering- Yes I did have another post up here about a bird...but after I posted it I went back in to change something and finally ended up deleting it. Oh well. Got your comment though, A.B.!

Loreo said...

Good choice! Very pretty!

Shari said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Claire! :-)