Saturday, June 28, 2014

sold

The souvenirs people wedge into their suitcases and cram into their take on luggage have a way of gravitating to the bottom of toy boxes or end their days languishing on dusty shelves in thrift shops. Treasures have a hard time holding their own it seems.
While foraging at MCC I saw amidst the seashell plaques and toothpick holders, a treasure from Timbuktu or somewhere else equally distant.
This tiny wooden trio.
They were glued with gusto onto a slice of three limb.
I loved the little house and the trees so Erzgebirge but not on the ugly bit of wood.
Too bad.
They seemed glued on pretty tight too.
Could they be pried off? 

"What do you think?" I asked my sister, handing it over for her appraisal.
There was a fumble and she promptly dropped it on the floor.
Off shot the house.
Sold.

3 comments:

Cathy said...

I have done that, too. Found a treasure of objects for my doll house glued to a "piece of art" or some such thing, and pried them off to make them more useful than being consigned to the attic.

Glenda said...

Oh, a doll house. That sounds like so much fun.

Cathy said...

Hi Glenda, you can see it here if you'd like to: http://cathy-morningmusings.blogspot.com/2014/01/life-in-miniature.html