I’m always excited when I find a good new gift shop, but when I stepped into the shop at the Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, I was delighted!
There were reproductions of museum pieces
like this creamware
and these adorable tea scoops
but there were also new pieces made by modern day folk artists!
There were many beautiful painted pieces in clay and tin.
One of these roosters is roosting in Connecticut now.
I thought this rooster weathervane would be perfect on my den coffee table, and I still do, but when I found out I could take another vacation for the price, I decided to leave it there. 🙁
Could someone go back and pick it up for me?
These baskets were made from rugs and were gorgeous!
The redware was breathtaking.
I do not collect this pottery, but I’m sure I have never seen pieces this beautiful.
I do collect blue and white, however, so of course I was drawn to this display.
I was trying to be good and just collect with my eyes and my camera, but I couldn’t help taking one piece around the store for a little walk,
I do that often to see if I still want something or if the charm will wear off!
But I couldn’t put it down.
And when I found out it was one of a kind, no more to be found elsewhere if I was still thinking about it tomorrow, I whipped out the plastic, signed on the dotted line, and took it home!
Did I mention that I have a collection of swans?
After the red, white and blue holidays I will hang it in the kitchen. For now it sits on the den table next to a PB lantern filled with glass beads.
Across the room on the table where the large weathervane rooster should be, my hydrangeas fill red pots, and my 97 cent PB crow stands nearby.
Now don’t be looking at those dried fern leaves on the floor. The housekeeper has been busy catching up on her blogs and photographing swans and crows!!!
Dancing stars come out for the 4th!
Last year they were on the picnic table.
You can see more of them here.
But today they are with the crow, who looks like he is up to some mischief with one of my vintage puffy heart charms.
The needlepoint coasters also have a flag. I keep coasters handy and change them with the seasons.
You can see more of my charms here.
For today, I think we should take a hint from crow
show off our flag
find some red, white and blue,
and dance with the stars!
Celebrate our Independence
and give thanks for all it means.
Happy 4th of July!
I am joining
My blogaversary is next week! 🙂
I’ll have a giveaway for friends and followers!