We've had cousins from Boise visiting this week and we went out to the Monticello a couple of days ago. I enjoy browsing, but I seldom buy—antiques these days tend to look like the stuff I have had cluttering up my house for years now. I remember how my mother used to exclaim, in antique stores, "I had (or have) one of those!" Now I'm doing the same thing. But the other day I saw this little set of 4 napkin rings and decided, modestly priced as they were, I had to have them. Now, I have no real need for, or interest in, napkin rings. But I just loved the design of these.
Here's a closeup. There is a bird in there—not sure if it's a swan or a goose.
They are big, nearly 2" square. There have to be other uses for these. Maybe to tie back curtains. I wonder if they could be adapted to use as drawer pulls. Hmmmmm. Any ideas?
These are great. I wonder if you could do some "rubbings" with them with those paint sticks? Or even crayons. Or would they print?ReplyDelete
They might make a neat thing to hold a sash or scarf around the shoulders. Or somehow as buttons.
I use napkin rings and I have none tht are that classy.
I second Loie's scarf holder suggestion. Also, I'd invite a few friends over for Tea and bring out the seldom-used china and the cloth napkins. Play Dress-up!ReplyDelete
Terry, my immediate though was - oooh, I wonder if these would work for surface design? Embossing velvet? Great find!ReplyDelete
I am with Caitlin - I'd use them for rubbings or stamping soy batik wax. I don't know if you know that Alica is a good friend of my daughters and I can't believe that I have not been out there. Now, I must go.ReplyDelete
I had the same idea about using them for rubbing or printing, and I tried a rubbing. There is too much dimension in them. They don't rub well.ReplyDelete
How about, um err, using them as napkin rings. We have odd wooden ones and I enjoy them every night when we sit down at the table.ReplyDelete
I would kill to have them to use as drawer pulls!!! want to sell them ? Karenmfx@aol.comReplyDelete