Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Day 564's loot
You may have seen my lovely mug on Eddie Ross yesterday afternoon (um, nerd alert!), and if so, here's another look at the pretty Jasperware pitcher I picked up at Scott's. While Eddie was detailing the finer points of the transferware process, I spotted this little ditty across the table and instantly imagined it filled with pretty white hydrangeas -- is it any wonder that I didn't retain any of his teachings?
While it isn't marked, Eddie suspects it is Jasperware, which is made by Wedgewood. Of course, I'm certainly no snob when it comes to serving pieces (most of mine hail from the hallowed walls of HomeGoods), and it was the unusual chalky basalt finish and milky black color that attracted me to it in the first place. I've got a small collection of white pitchers in all shapes and sizes, and the prospect of adding a couple of black ones to the mix is more exciting to me than it probably should be.
My other lucky find is that marble lamp with the shade that is clearly much too small. I actually went to Scott's hoping to find such a lamp for the blue chest in the dining room, and can't believe I did because that sort of thing never happens. I saw lots of pretty painted parchment shades at market, and since this lamp isn't really for task lighting, I'm thinking it might be fun to experiment with something different, like this.