Thursday, 21 November 2013

Something Old

I found a beautiful pot in my local antiques barn.  Ok, it's a bit bright, but I like that.  The first glance made me think of Winnie the Pooh.  I can imagine this being the jar that he keeps the very, very special honey in.  It must have once had a lid or cover because it has a rim.  I bought it for a few pounds only and thought it would make a nice pot plant holder.

Well, once I got it home I found that, since it is narrower at the top and your average plant pot is wider at the top, only small plants will fit and then the proportions are all wrong.  So.... I did this with it....
OK so it is a little untidy, but I can see all my needles and It encourages me to put them away as soon as I'm done with them.  Also, buried in there are some needles I inherited from my Nan and aunt. So at once I have a pretty display, a reminder of the past and a useful object.  

If you believe the marks on the base, this jar of mine comes from Los Angeles.  I love that I have something so jolly from so far away.  I will have to do some research and see if I can discover something about the potter.

As to those needles, below are some of the oldest. They don't get all that much use any more, but they have clearly seen a lot of service.  It is lovely to think that some of my infant clothes might have been made by these. I made a point of knitting something for each of my children with them. I have made a lot of use of the number 9s with the inch markings. 



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