What are they for? I have  clusters of jars and boxes too small to be of any use, but beautiful. So, I keep them and scatter them about the house in groups of two, three and five, not doing anything but letting the light hit them or building their own landscapes. These are things my … Continue reading Containers


Left, a fired but unglazed box that does not look like a box; center, part of a doll tea set; and right, a darner. The doll tea set was partially destroyed in a fire at the family farm. So, the tea cups are not the original pattern, but some of the saucers are. 

Gold leaf

I just added a new tag that I will backtrack and use--gold.  For some reason, I like the detail and the patterns made with gold leaf in porcelain and in ceramics. Maybe I enjoy the line between gaudiness and elegance.