Thursday, July 1, 2010

Flotsam & Jetsam

My shared items are all contained within the same room that I have already shown a bit from in my NESTING post. I can never resist nautical references. Flotsam is the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating in the water, or useless or unimportant items. Jetsam are goods tossed in the water purposely to lighten the load for stability, or in an emergency. They sink to the bottom or are washed ashore.

What follows are treasures that washed up or were found floating around here and there. . . I don't even know what the first item really was for (above). I found it at Goodwill. It's a round bottle with a rusted lid that sets in an ornate metal stand.

My antique Santo wears an ivory beaded necklace that was tossed in a basket of plastic jewelry at a flea market.

Oak leaf furniture applique.

The set of two books are 12 x 15 and full of antique engravings. A thick old Websters dictionary sits on top. A round stone box is a travel memento. The lichen, from a hike.

Ivory handled knives on a leather book. Nesting weight measures from a European flea market.Wooden baby shoe forms.

Limoges hand painted bird plate. Flea market.

I stuck these repro postcards on my mirror because it cracked during transit. I didn't want to remove the old foxed glass and replace it with new.

Discarded leather books with marbled edges.

Pot metal clock figure with a hoof broken off. Someone's copper 1951 homecoming trophy cup.

Fifteen volume Pageant of America history books. Discarded.

I found the violin at a flea market missing all its removable parts except three pegs. When I picked it up and turned it over I discovered the mother-of-pearl inlay and carving.

Postcard size original watercolor of a dog, $3.00. "Globe" desk calendar from Portobello Road. Antique deer horn magnifying glass. (Okay so I had to pay for that one.)

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Ciao! for now! Thanks for stopping by!



Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

You have so many beautiful things!!! I really love the shells in the globe! Thank you so much for joining in on Show and Tell!!!

Cindy said...

Wow. A great show and tell!

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... You have so many amazing things! The inlay on the violin is my favorite... and of course the painted roses :-)
I find it funny that no matter if I am running early or late we seem to post withing minutes of eachother... riding the same wave:-)

Shirley said...

Oh, I love all your interesting things. I love that dog postcard because it looks like Rocky : )) The books are wonderful and the ivory beads! Quite a discovery!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

You seriously got beautiful stuff here.. I really love the old books! very antique and beautiful! even the wooden shoe forms looks awesome when line them all together! love this post of yours! thanks for sharing. have a happy 4th July!

Rhianna said...

The round jar with the shells is actually a globe that was used to preserve flowers. You put a rose in the globe and fill it full of water, it will last indefinatley. My roomate put a rose from her Christmas dinner in hers and 3 months later it still looked fresh~!
Check out my post here for some pictures of ours
Rhianna from Wyldestone Cottage

Tina Eudora said...

There is just something so touching about old things having a new home and purpose. You have some lovely things and thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos, I enjoyed seeing them a lot!
Have a super weekend!
Tina xo

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped by for your show and tell ~ wonderful treasures! Happy Fourth!

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I love every item in every picture. Feels like home!

AshTreeCottage said...

What wonderful treasures!!

Susan and Bentley

Olga said...

Beautiful old treasures. I love the dog postcard.

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