Fascination with the mystery of chalk ware is not new to me. I love the creamy depth of the paint. The way the chips look almost purposeful. Decorative purposes aside, these pieces ooze personality. I have passed on many of them....two had to came home with me today.
With only an hour to spare before an appointment, I slipped into a way too expensive shop and found this couple. I was smitten with their color and luster. There is an empty bird cage in my bedroom that will make a nice home.
Sometimes when you see something you just have to have it.
This has my name all over it. I laughed when I got to the register with it. The cashier wanted to know if I was decorating a nursery? That of course never occurred to me, I liked it for its color and kitsch.
The tag said it was a display piece however, after further inspection I realized it is half of a horsey ride for toddlers. It is cleverly stamped with the name Wonder. I can't wait to put this on the wall or tuck it in with some sweet displays.
Blue is becoming my new favorite color...another cute vanity tray. Tole painted too. I have no idea why there is a hole in one or if it is supposed to be? There doesn't appear to be any damage or anything missing. Lovely just the same.
I am struck as to why all of these items no longer continue to be made. Why did they stop making the cute vanity trays with such sweet workmanship? How come chalk ware became impossible to purchase? Why did Wonder get replaced with an excersaucer? These are the questions I ponder and ultimately try to answer...for now I will continue to collect.