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.

13 comments:

Amanda said...

I did see you on Eddie Ross and I love your purchases. I have a question. We are talking about planning a trip to either Charleston or Savannah in the spring. I know you have been to Charleston. Have you been to Savannah? I haven't been to either but would love some advice on which would be best. You can comment on my blog or just email me owensab(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love hydrangeas and they really pop in the black pitcher. I love the combo.

I just took a peak at the blue chest and I think it will look great with your new marble lamp.

You found some great things. Again I'm completely jealous that I didn't go.

Lauren said...

Love your finds!!! That little pitcher is beautiful. I love the white flowers in it. The lamp's gorgeous too & can't wait to see what you do with it. (I have a huge pile of lamps that don't have shades that need to be completed- ahhh!)

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love the finished look! The lamp is so great, too.

Pink Wallpaper said...

love your purchases...and that dark shade will look killer!

eddieross said...

WOW you have a way with flowers!!!
looks great!
xo
Eddie

Tamstyles said...

I love this..simple and beautiful..it speaks to me.

paula said...

great finds and i love the idea of a dark shade. it would really make that lamp stand out.

Marden Family said...

That pitcher was a great find and it looks phenomenal with the hydrangeas!

Laura said...

Wedgewood is going out of business (along with Waterford) so your find may very well be a real treasure! So pretty.

Makenzi said...

I am so jealous! I know you had a blast on your shopping trip...great finds!

megan said...

I love your loot! My grandmother has a pair of marble lamps that I told her I would be happy to take off her hands if by chance she doesn't want them anymore. :)

LindsB said...

Love what you brought home!! The lamp is so pretty, and I just love that pitcher! It looks so beautiful with the flowers!