Normally, I like to share a "theme" for Thursday, of projects I worked on throughout the week, but I'm still finishing up a few of them, so I have another project I finished last week to show you instead.
It has a bit of a tear-jerker story to go with it though, so have your tissues in hand.
I don't usually think of myself as a possession-crazed person, but I admit that even though I know you can't take things with you when you die, I still wouldn't mind having my gravestone decorated with a few of my possessions...like that pretty little ironstone gravy boat you see in this photo.
I'm not sure where I got it, but I adore it...or did.
It was perfectly crazed with age, and had the most dainty shape, and I even adored the Alfred Meakin marking with a crown on the bottom. I displayed in my kitchen and it always brought a smile to my face....til a few days ago, that is. (this photo was taken a few years ago, when I listed it in my shop, then changed my mind and decided to keep it).
I had it out of the box for about 2 minutes and had to take some photos of it,
which I shared last Sunday. It's the perfect little buddy for my larger pitcher. I guarantee you, you'll be seeing more of this little beauty in future photos - I'm in love with her already.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.