Google+ Followers

I HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU PERMISSION TO COPY OR PUBLISH MY PHOTOGRAPHS

Please be aware that I do not wish to have my photographs published , pinned or repinned on Pinterest.

copyright notice

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Collecting - Collection


I don't collect, it just happened



While living part time in Santa Barbara, California, we often visited a certain consignment shop




Always, something interesting caught our eye and it would come home with us to Utah. 
No doubt, the flowers were added much later.
I didn't do it (although my friends have accused me of having done so)




No cabinet of this height would have only been 11 inches deep.
The previous owner cut half of it away and also cut a hole in the upper left hand corner to accommodate a thermostat.

As far as the shop owner was concerned  "she had ruined it".




I covered the hole with a home made Tussie Mussie




Large and small, they all fit




Mostly Capodimonte from Italy




A very old piece of Meissen




My very talented friend Renie painted these boxes




Small pieces of Capodimonte are not expensive.  They are easily found on the Internet




Not much room left




Where would I have put my treasures if the  "Lady hadn't ruined it"
and therefore, I could afford it.




 Yes, gold is my color




I like color, I must be a Gypsy


What do you collect?

Gina



30 comments:

  1. Gina amazing array of collectibles!! You may need to find another cabinet!

    Paintings, books, blue and white ceramics.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Great Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

    You will love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. As soon as I saw the cabinet, I also thought you had painted it (and I agree with your friends, you could have!). It's gorgeous, as are all your beautiful things in it. (I've thought that I must be part gypsy too - more because I've moved so much. But I think your style appeals to me because I love color as well as your Renaissance style painting.)

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a wonderful story the cabinet now tells! You now own a "rescued antique"as I like to call these pieces. I love the styles you have put together on the shelves....I own some Capo de Monte and eclectic Italian painted pieces. I also love Deborah Sears Isis ceramics. Throw in a little Deruta and I am happy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The colors look so dreamy together! Wonderful collection. I'm currently cleaning my cabinets, all of them ! I now feel more inspired !! Happy Day, Jules ♥

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Karena, Isn't it amazing the many items we acquire over the years? Thank you for your visit.
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Jacki, Welcome, I like to hearing from another Gypsy.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dear Theresa, "Rescued Antiques" I like that. Wonder where it's been. It has that funny Dutch door. Thanks for your visit.
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Jules, Who knows what will show up in your cabinets. Sometimes it's fun to re-purpose and re-arrange. Thank you for stopping by.
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  9. STUNNING!!!!! Each and every piece, and the cabinet is so perfect. Beautiful Blog........

    Hope you Sunday is fabulous....

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

    ReplyDelete
  10. First of all, Congratulations on 300 posts! Perseverance and dedication sure come in to play.

    Secondly, I know what you mean by it just happening. Funny, the same thing happens to me!

    And, last but not least, I am going to try to come to your workshop. It'll be my birthday present to myself. I'll let you know as soon as I do! So we would fly into Salt Lake City?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Ann, This is great news. So exciting that you are considering a visit and joining my workshop. Yes, you fly into Salt Lake. Spring City is a 2-hour drive south of Salt Lake.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you Emily. And thank you for your visit and your comment. Please come back again for a visit.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I found you today through Sunday Favorites and I so enjoyed my visit (the color grabbed me and drew me in) that I clicked to follow.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh I would have bought your 'ruined' cabinet too! Gorgeous (and its contents too).

    ReplyDelete
  15. What stash of treasure!!! Thankfully the lady "ruined" the cabinet so you have a wonderful place to store all of your beautiful treasures.

    Thank you for being a part of my birthday celebration at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Keetha, So glad you found me. Hope you chjeck on me again. Have a great week.
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Karen, Thank you for your visit. Hope you have a great week and come visit again.
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Tablescaper, Hope you had a great Birthday. Thank you for letting me be part of your celebration.
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gina, your collection lives very harmoniously together, and the cabinet is obviously exactly the right depth. I am attracted to the subtle fabric that lines the cabinet - a perfect complement to both the collection and the cabinet itself.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gorgeous collection! I particularly like the urn-like thing in the fifth picture down. Wow!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi there~ Just stopping by to say thank you for sharing your beautiful collection at FNF this week!! They are just wonderful and the colors so inspiring! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Gina,
    You have some beautiful hand painted pottery. It all looks wonderful in your cabinet. I like the tussie mussie you made also. Thanks for linking this up!
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Mark, You would notice the fabric! I think it's the original. Would love to know the rest of the story.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Pattie, the urn like thing is a piece of Delft. I carried it home in a large basket. Those were the days when you could bring extra baggage on the plane.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Courtney, Love your blog, will be visiting you more often.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Sherry, the tussie mussie is quite old, maybe time to put a few more little roses into sand. Thank you for your visit.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am in love with your beautiful work! I'm living in Italy this year and hunting for beautiful, colorful ceramics is one of my favorite things to do! I'm an artist myself (writer/journalist/musician/photographer)and I definitely appreciate your gift!!! I showed my husband your work and he said that it absolutely looks authentically Italian, which is the biggest compliment he can give! When we move back to the States I hope to come out to one of your workshops!!! I've been reading back through your posts and reached this one about your collections. I will read more tomorrow!
    Hugs/blessings,
    Lana In Italy

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Lana, The reason my ceramics look so Italian is because I do go to Italy and paint in Deruta with one of the great Masters. I paint with Italian powder pigments and Italian glazes. The only difference, I paint here in the U. S. When you come back from Italy it would be a great idea to come for a painting lesson. I teach one on one lessons. Take pictures of the type and style of Italian ceramics you like and we will paint them here. That way you don't have to ship or schlepp them, they are heavy.
    I have been reading your blog posts. Love your pictures and it is obvious that your children are getting a wonderful education.

    ReplyDelete