Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WHAT I FOUND OVER THE WEEKEND




Hello and thanks for visiting me today, I had to share this very unique item that I found this weekend. I found it at the Potatoe Barn Antique Store in West Branch, MI. I have never seen anything like it. It is all made of antique brass, it is an egg holder and it has a wish bone attached. I love wish bones, to me they are a sign of good luck. I picked it up and then put it down, but I just had to buy it, mostly for the fact it is so unique and I love how ornate it is. The only problem is I can't find an egg that fits in it. Regular eggs are too big and I have some quail eggs and they are too small, so now I am on a search for eggs. I also had some fake eggs and they are either too big or too small. I guess I am going to have fun egg hunting. Thanks for visiting me today and I hope everyone is having a great week. Hugs, Terri

16 comments:

Connie said...

I doubt I could have passed it up too, sugar. My theory is "you'll never be sorry you bought it, but you WILL be sorry if you hadn't", chick. I follow that to the letter.
xoxo,
Connie

Shelly said...

Oooh Terri, What a Fun Treasure you found! I've never seen anything like it either! And it will be fun to go egg hunting for it!

If you lived in Washington, you could pop in Joyworks, we have eggs in every size & color! If you get stuck, measure it and let me know,,,,I'd be happy to send you a little "Egg" gifty!

Hugs,
Shell

stefanie said...

that is so cool!!!

Thespa said...

That is unique and cool! What a fun item!

Cottage Rose said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO***** what a sweet little treasure..... hope you can find a egg to fit it.

Hugs;
Alaura

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Terri:
What a fabulous find! Perhaps, you might consider putting a little chick in it, instead of an egg?
Just an idea.
xoxo
Donna

Denise said...

Great find! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.
Denise

Creative Carmelina said...

I do that too sometimes...pick something up, then put it down and try to convince myself that I don't need yet another something....but then I go and pick it up again and know it's a MUST have item!

this is really unique, I have never seen anything like it at all!

also, I had a nice scroll down your blog and all of your tea cups are so sweet...especially this last one with the soft blue florettes!

gorgeous..thanks for sharing Terri...and for stopping in to see me!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Well Terri, what can I say? The fun is in the hunting!!! so have lots of it searching for the perfect egg for your adorable piece!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Terri...these are wonderful!!
I hope you are doing well...I am trying to catch up with my Blog visits today. I am getting ready for a big show and have not had much time to visit everyone!

LuLu♥

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Terri! I just wanted to come by and thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment. I was so delighted to visit and see so many connections I have with you. First, I collected eggs all of my young life - seemed to get one every birthday and every holiday from someone, so I share your adoration for this very lovely holder. Now it will be fun to look for just the right egg to put in it.

I loved your Alaska pictures. My daughter went on an Alaskan cruise that started in Seattle in the second half of July. It would be so funny if you were there at the same time. Her pictures are not as gorgeous as yours - if the pictures are that good, I can only imagine how breathtaking the sights were.

And I so love your appreciation of tea cups and china. When I was little my grandmother had a collection of small tea cups, not miniature but not full size. I played and played and played with them, carefully of course - each one different from the others. How I wish I would have it now. For some reason, after she passed away, though I requested it, boxes got mixed up and it was sold at an auction before I realized it.

Your Marie book is gorgeous as are all of your creations. So happy to visit you today - it lifted my spirits and put me in a happy place. So many pretty things to see!
marsha

Vicki said...

Hello, Terri,
That is a very unusual piece and very pretty. Love the scrolled detail on it. The wishbone reminds me of my childhood when my cousin and I would pull on the wishbone at Sunday dinner and make a wish. Your forget me not tea cup is very pretty, too. Happy September, my friend~Vicki

Lilla said...

Terri,
thanks for popping in, takes a while to visit friends.
The egg cup is a work of art for sure, love it.
Can one still find egg cups?
aloha Lilla

Erica said...

Very cute - I have a similar one in silver plate. Mine also has a little chick on it, which is why I bought it. Have you tried "small" eggs from the grocery store?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That is such a unique piece. I don't think I would have been able to leave it behind either. Thanks for sharing your wonderful purchase. Connie

Karen said...

That is so cool! My sister and I ALWAYS made a wish on the wishbone when Mom would make chicken. (That was before the days of boneless skinless or just legs!) LOL.
That is definitely a unique piece!
Hope you are doing really good! :) Karen