New treasures bought during our holiday in Bay of Islands and then the fun of finding places for them in our home. The last is a spill vase that Paul chose, it was quite dark when he bought it but he shined and polished it carefully. Apparently spill vases were kept on mantelpieces and stored very thin sticks used for lighting the fire and candles. This one was brought into New Zealand in 1940 for a centennial exhibition. I think it goes well with my old penny bowl. We also collect a tea towel from each area we visit, so far we have Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Rotorua and now Northland. Pop over to Melody to see other beautiful treasures.
On a crafty note I picked up my crochet hook and had some fun. Apple jackets and flowers from the Mollie Makes magazine.