This week yielded some lovely vintage surprises. A wonderful Sid Dickens wall tile and a fabulous Doulton Toby mug of Athos, one of the three Musketeers. The mug reminded me of the first old doll my mom bought. It was actually a doll made from a Toby mug of another Musketeer. The head was the mug, the body a wire armature covered and dressed with lush and rich antique fabrics. It has long been sold but I think I have a picture of it somewhere. I now have three Sid Dickens pieces, all thrifted.
Growing up there was a wonderful plaster relief of angels that hung in our room. It was under curved glass and had a pink plaster frame. At some point the frame was broken or the glass did, but anyway, it was re-framed in a black wooden shadowbox. Someday I would love to better frame it up, should it ever come my way.