Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vintage Lava Lamp

We did quite well at the Trash to Treasures sale on Friday. We sold mostly pottery and a few odds and ends. In a booth nearby I spotted this vintage lava lamp and decided to purchase it. I guess that's a drawback to the sale - finding something to buy and reducing our take home. Gary and I both like turquoise so I couldn't resist the lamp. It will look good in our new basement room.

Apparently this lava lamp was called the Enchantress Planter Lava Lamp. Originally it would have come with plastic flowers. I think I'll find some turquoise marbles or stones to put in the tray. A local garden shop asked me to stop in and see if I'd like to put some of my pottery in their store on consignment. Next week I'll stop in there and check it out. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Multi Colored Bowls

Today we got up at the crack of dawn, actually before for the Trash to Treasures sale. Yesterday I worked on a couple of multi colored bowls. They are Lana Wilson inspired. Although the texture appears rough, they're actually smooth as silk.

I have an idea to do some solid drawings over the top but I'll wait to see how these fire. Gary got the baseboards painted so we should be able to install them this weekend, please stay tuned for photos of the basement room. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Real Rat's Nest

OK, you thought I was too neat so I decided to show you a real rat's nest. This is the back porch outside my studio. Some of the boxes are boxed pottery, kilns, supplies, and some construction excesses at the very end. Once we decided to redo the other basement room we had to clear out that room so everything had to go out here too. We can actually squeeze by but barely. It looks like a hoarder's home doesn't it. Now we have to find a place for all this stuff. Luckily the trash to treasures sale starts this Friday so we'll start selling a few items there.

Here's the dusty shelf I was telling you about. See the word dirty that Gary wrote in the dust. You might wonder why someone with medical bills they can't pay all at once decided to improve the basement room. We had a method to our madness we decided if one of us couldn't make it upstairs, (like when I hurt my knee) then we could put a bed in the downstairs room and stay there till we got better.

If one of us died and we had to sell the house since we couldn't afford to stay here, then the extra square footage would improve our chances of selling our home quickly. When you get to a certain age these are the things that must be thought of. Planning for old age or what to do if unexpected illness or death befalls you. If you didn't read the previous post, please check it out, I made a video of the bells for you to hear. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bells Are Ringing

Finally I figured out how to take a video with my ancient camera. Then I figured out how to upload the video to my computer and then download the video to YouTube. Please keep in mind this is my first video and I am using a very old camera so the quality is very poor. I'm holding the camera and not using a tripod and Gary's ringing the bells. At least you can hear a little of the sound. Turn up the volume since the microphone didn't pick up the sound very well. The bells sound much better in person. The video has the two bells on the left, the bell on the right had a crack in the rim so I didn't use it.



These are the bells with the metal washer used as a clapper. The table top bell has a better sound. It may be the shape and the fact that it is thinner than the green bell. I think the sail on the green bell may need adjusting up or down. Back to the studio for more research. Up next for those who don't believe I have dust bunnies and a messy back porch you're in for a surprise. Ha. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.