Sometime a decision leads to something special. I painted my 1960s Welsh Rock Maple Dresser and it went from 'should we get rid of this' to 'a great background piece'. Versatile. It can be dressed for the season, theme or style.
Today I added a late 40's early 50's Cast Iron Salter Scale bought by a new bride needing to weigh ingredients, and a Pottery Heron pitcher/vase to the mix.
The Welsh Dresser was my first 'painting' of furniture for my home. I have learned quite a bit about painting since this project but I continue to find the welsh dresser a prime spot for vignettes, displays and storage. It keeps moving around the kitchen.
This month it stores tinned goods and large cooking pots in the bottom cupboard.
When I look back on all the posts that the welsh dresser appeared in dressed in many guises I am somewhat amazed.
Today you can see four painted projects (well bits of them) as well as today's new addition of the Salter scale. Cast iron. Old. Well Used. Mine.
Some things I find just have to stay.
Older than vintage, cast iron and worn paint. I love the wear detail on the front corner.
Another piece I haven't shared that also 'stays' is this very old heron pitcher/vase. Look at the great wear on the neck and the wonderfully naturalistic flowers and grasses. Maybe a tin glaze, sort of like Majolica, maybe Japanese. No marks to show 'who or what'.
Some days I just get lucky with finds.
Found years apart - the Salter Scale and Heron Pitcher/Vase. Both keepers.