Your cuckoo is lovely, Mark. I can see that it was created with skill and beauty. What stories it could tell!
One of the reasons that I love old things is that they were made at a time when beauty and craftsmanship were of equal value to function. I have a wonderful piano that was built in 1900 (the year my great-grandparents were married). It is a marvel of dark carved wood (four serenely smiling angels) contrasted by its original ivory keys. It is the heart of my home and I had it fully restored. Now it is ready to gather stories and share music for another 100 years. I have no idea of where it has been, but I believe it was loved. I have collected old sheet music (some older than the piano) that spans decades and wonder how much of it was played on the piano when the songs were fresh.
The presence of old things in new lives is important. That's a very beautiful piece. I wonder what stories it could tell?
hello, bumbled through blogland and found my way here.. loved the photos of the old ship- a beauty. As is your magical clock. But what i really love is your the bowl with the birds on it! its stunning! who made it please?Leanne .
Thanks for stopping by. The bowl was made by 'Wakefield Pottery'. Her work is amazing. She enjoys doing bowls and cheese plates in sgraffito with each totally original in composition. She has a great gift. Wakefield pottery is located in New Salem, Nova Scotia and is only open during the summer and fall.
thankyou for the information Mark :-)Leanne .