Do you have favorites?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Mid Century Modern Collections | 2 Comments
Do you have favorites?

Do you have favorites? I do. I’m eager to share a few of my favorite pottery collections with you. My ultimate favorite is up first. It ranks number one because the style is Mid Century Modern, with an Art Deco flair. As you get to know me, you’ll realize that I have a serious addiction for anything from that era. And, I love the style of pottery that sits on a raised foot. To me, it seems to be poised on a pedestal. I must take it home with me, whenever I’m lucky enough to come upon one. This collection also comes in first place because they’re miniature. They are all 2 and 1/8 inches in height. And finally I love things that come in sets. So it rates 4 stars on the scale of I Must Have It. I purchased this collection over ten years ago from a vintage store called Mantra, now located in Detroit, Michigan. The owners are John and Greg. You won’t be able to walk out of their store without buying something you’ll truly cherish.

The next collection was purchased on Ebay. The seller said she purchased them in the 70’s at an antique shop, in a small town in Germany. They are also miniature. The tall sexy one is only 4 and 1/2 inches tall.

The last pottery collection in my  featured  favorites of the day are also from Germany. The two taller ones are  just 6  inches. They were a surprise gift from a sweet  friend in Germany. Doesn’t she know me well?

Now, it’s your turn.  What’s on your mantel or in your display cabinet? Let’s add it to the mix. Do you collect posters, art, furniture, cars, clothing, or jewelry? Send your photos to be featured in an upcoming post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Megan
    November 26, 2011

    Ooo, I love these! I am a huge fan of mini pottery. Are you familiar with these artists?

    Red Dragon Pottery
    http://www.reddragonpottery.com/mini.htm
    I always get something of Troy’s when I see him at shows.

    Andrea Fa`brega is pretty amazing:
    http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/2008/08/andrea-fabrega-master-of-miniatures.html

    Sadly, not much is on display currently. We moved 2 months and haven’t hung anything up on the walls yet. After the I’m a Giant Challenge, I plan to give the house a more lived in look.
    :)

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    • Karen
      November 27, 2011

      Thank you for the links. I hurried over to take a peek and it was love at first sight. I’m going to have to see if they participate in any shows on the east coast. There are so many creative people participating in the challenge, that I’m sure the surge will continue gathering momentum for a long time. I’ll be following your dollhouse developments. Good luck with the unpacking. It not easy to figure out where everything is going to work in the new place. Not as easy as it is in Mini Realm.

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