September 20, 2006

Autumn in NH


Why does it seem so ... exciting?
ok, autumn in New York is a lot more exciting, but we are doing our best here up in the hills of NH to keep the autumn splendor going. We have all kinds of fairs and apple picking going on. We have last days at the beach or lakes to dabble our toes. We have gardens to turnover and mulch before the snow flies. Ack! Did I actually utter the s word already? OK, give me my promised trip back to Brooklyn. I need that beautiful table from Hasker on Smith to make it through this wretched winter. I am so completely off topic here, I am going to show you a photo from this morning of my front stoop. Is this a stoop? I always call it that.
Here is my prize "tag sale" find of the century from three years ago. I bought this Hungarian baby bath for $30. At the time, I thought it was steep, (but I loved the shape) until I saw it for sale at Garnet Hill for over $200. What? My German inlaws saw a photo of it and thought, why is she planting flowers in a baby bath? Well, I like it for 30, but that was my personal limit! Added bonus, mine is complete with an all rusted patina color for the legs. GH painted their legs up all slick in green or blue I think. Ick. (Give me rusty metal and a tetanus shot please.)
Anyway, way off topic. Here is a mini feast of some beautiful art and fine craft work we are living with at the gallery at the moment. Click images to enlarge or titles to go shop... and have a wonder-filled day..



sarah burns tiny jar/vase 5 inches high



both sides of diana fayt's deep bowl (chocolate brown glaze inside)

eve corey "tiny italian postcard 8"x8" gold frame

cilla's burgundybutterfly 8"x 9"

12 comments:

susanna said...

Diana Fayts' bowls are just so beautiful, aren't they? I just want to hold one in my hands. And I like your photograph of the hungarian tub with the mums (?) in the basin. Great idea! Look at those reds, too! Do you use the red watering can as a vase, too?

andrea said...

Lovely shot -- and I agree about the rust. I've been enjoying all the visuals delights over here lately, Susan. It's always a must-visit, even when I have a houseful of guests (like right now).

one black bird said...

300 more miles to go... i am that swallow on my/your/someone's bowl, returning back home.

Max Rence said...

Susan, what an interesting Blumentopf
(flower pot). A very nice idea.

Max

Pat said...

I just can say how envious I am of your footed- baby-bath-flower-pot! And what a buy! You did good, girl! You can shop for me any day! Pat

Toni said...

I've been away to long, so what a delight to my eyes seeing your bath full of flowers and all the simply gorgeous items at the gallery.

diana said...

love the baby bath with the fall mums... still a little warm down here for fall... but soon...

deb said...

I just love that baby bath and looks so beautiful with the flowers. I too love autumn in NH! :)

kansasrose said...

I found you on Sandy's blog and what a feast for the eyes and soul! These oranges and reds and ombre and yellows are giving me a high...the baby bath is fantastic! I saw that in GH ( have taken that catalog for 17 years and love it!) and thought very cool but $200???? My MIL had those laying around her farm and trashed them a few years ago! Enjoying your blog and art. The tag you made Sandy is beautiful!

Cheeky Beaks said...

I adore Diana's bowl!

Rrramone said...

Susan, loving all your recent photos! Your life is so colorful. ;-)

rodrigo said...

there is something about that tiny postcard painting, makes me wonder why the hell i'm so caught up in the large works, maybe i should try that out..