Thursday, August 6, 2009

Curious Collector

Here are some photos from the book Curious Collector that featured some of my collections.



A group shot of part of my metal flower frog collection...{many of these have since been sold and have happy, new homes}.



These pictures were also used for an article about my metal flower frog collection in Romantic Homes {September, 2001}.



A corner of a shelf showing part of my nested, wooden apple collection. These were toys ~ first made in Germany and later in Japan.



Several pictures of my marble fruit collection, usually called "stone fruit" by collectors. It was made in Italy starting in the early 1900's..was most popular in the 1950's. They were made as tourist items and then later imported into the US.

This is my largest collection. I have been collecting "stone fruit" {always at a bargain price} for over 20 years. I have over 300 pieces including oversized, undersized pieces and several rare vegetables.

18 comments:

  1. Yay!!! COngrats to the winner!!

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  2. Congrats to the winner!! I'm new here and this week was my first time participating in VTT and I loved it! Can't wait to check out more things on your blog ~

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  3. Woah! You are a famous blogger!

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  4. Congratulations to the Winner! Thanks for pointing out the flower frog collection Joan...it is (or was) fabulous! Love your stone fruit collection too!

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  5. Congrats to the lucky winner! I love your flower frog collection and have never seen such a lovely collection of stone fruit. I'll be sure to look for your next giveaway :)
    **smiles**
    Carol

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  6. A marble fruit collection! That sounds so fantastic..., and rare fruit too. I've only seen the wooden ones but you could tell that they weren't real. Looking at the images in the book the marble fruit look so real and I'm sure they are nice to the touch too.

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  7. Not just clever but generous too. 300 stone fruit!!! Are they all on display?? or do you rotate them? And 'cat fur'??? I might have to go back and read the comments.. hehe Julie

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  8. Yippeee...I'm so excited that I won! Thanks so much Joan! I need to get to the flea market this weekend...but it's supposed to be really hot both days! Maybe I'll just wait til it gets cooler!

    Have a wonderful weekend and good luck!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  9. Oh Joan,
    You make me smile...
    I love watching you create... You do remind me of my sister, Chery. I lost her 6 years ago. She couldn't sit still, was always way ahead of her time, and a real trend setter... She thought I was the go-getter, and contantly praised me, but she was the one, always inspiring... she truly was the wind beneath my wings...
    This is a huge complement, I don't put many on her pedistal...
    Thanks for being...
    Barb C

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  10. Congrats to the winner!! And your post reminds me, I collect flower frogs too...and the little figural water holders you stick in plant pots(term escapes me....). I am definitely buying this book now! Love the stone fruit too...

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  11. Yay for the lucky winner! Joan, those stone fruit really do look amazingly lifelike.

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  12. Congrats to the winner! Being an obsessive collector myself, that's one book I would love to have....Christine

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  13. That is great. Congrats to the winner! I thought you might like to hear about this great FREE giveaway and easy rules. Ends Sunday. http://marianneshouseofshopping.blogspot.com/

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  14. Congratulations to the winner!
    Glenda

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  15. Congratulations to your winner! I've never heard of stone fruit - how neat! It looks real to me - just hope I don't pick one up and take a bite - LOL!
    Cheers!

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  16. I just discovered you from vosges paris-I had to go all the way to the Netherlands and back to find you! I'm popping in to say hello and then back to get lost in your blog. I missed the giveaway but I will be there for the next. I

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  17. woah! that's so cool to have your collection featured! Congrats to the winner. great photo holders ~ and love the wheels!

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