Monday, November 16, 2009

Fruit and Nuts.





I love the intricate carving of this wooden pineapple
(above)



This one (above) is a favourite hiding place for Easter eggs!



These ones (above) were at the bottom of a box of "junk" that I bought at an auction for $2. They still had the original price on the bottom...$25 each.



We were driving through a small town on our way to Auckland for the day and stopped at an intersection when I spotted these in the window of the homewares store on the corner. I thought about them the whole day so my hubby kindly stopped in on the way home for me to take a look. I don't think he was surprised to see me walking back to the car with 2 boxes!




I met a lady in Wagga Wagga a couple of years ago and when I saw this lamp in her home, I commented on it. She told me she was going to get rid of it so I did her a favour and took it off her hands. It was originally a glazed mustard ceramic until I took to it with the black sray paint.

I have this fledgling collection of finials made up of acorns and pineapples. I just love them all. I don't know what it is but I have a strange attraction to these shapes, and my heart skips a beat every time I see one?!?!?

Each of my finials has a story of how it came into my possesion. I could go out to a decor store and just buy them but part of their charm is the memories they evoke for me.

I am toying with the idea of painting them all one colour (white,surprise,surprise,) and grouping them together. At the moment they are scattered around the house and don't really make much of a statement as far as a display goes. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

16 comments:

FILIGREE MOON said...

It does appear you are nuts for fruit! And finials. I am crazy about pinecone and acorn ornaments in a variety of colors. I don't think that I would have them all the same color, as in nature, variety in color and/or texture is a reality and a feast for the eyes - when grouped together, individuality and similarity can work in harmony. If all were of same color, some of that individuality would be lost. Just a thought. ~ Angela

FILIGREE MOON said...

P.S. - I am preparing a post with these ornaments - coming soon! ~ Angela

Natasha said...

What a great collection. The vignette you have created looks so stylish and VERY expensive!! Why is it no-one ever gives me their beautiful treasures???
Enjoy the rest of the week, Natasha.

Ange said...

Well, I have a garden full of acorns I would be happy to send over (although quarantine officials might not appreciate that!). In any case - you did well transforming the mustard colour into that very chic black! LOVE the easter egg cachette! A

brismod said...

We all have our quirks - I love chunky art glass. But I've never seen such a collection of nuts!! I reckon DON'T paint the pineapple out of all of them - I think it rocks just the way it is!

Brabourne Farm said...

Yes paint them all white! I think I'm a bit obsessed with white at the moment but I figure I can always change the colour when a new obsession hits. Leigh

Tracey said...

Hi Ange! You've got quite the collection going!! And it is so lovely!!! I would love to see a pic of all of the finials grouped together...and white, because you know, I can never get enough white :) It's all just wonderful...

:) T

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love finials as a collection. I actually like the different colors of finials in the first image. Great idea.

A-M said...

Oh they're gorgeous, just gorgeous... don't paint them as they each have their own little story. I love the colours they are now! A-M xx

bluehydrangea said...

Love your collection of pineapples!! And it is even better that they all have their own story!

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Love all of these Ange!!! I agree.. Painted white or a pretty gray!

Hope you guys are having a Wonderful Week & its not too hot there!

Blessings ~ Teresa

Fabulously french said...

What a fabulous collection! I love them all.

Leeann x

Jackie said...

Beautiful! What a collection! I think they would be pretty in silver (or light grey!)
Take care! Jackie

Janean said...

the one color would tie them all together. great, great finds!!!

Jen R. said...

I'd love to see them painted the same and grouped! They'd make a huge statement!

桂綸鎂Diana said...

so beautiful!I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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