OK, OK, I am awake and I do know it's Saturday morning here in Oz but I figure I can still do my bit for Friday's Show and Tell because for Kelli - who hosts it - it is still Friday in Texas, USA. And as Knox City Queen of the Hard Rubbish, Miss Eagle has to say that Kelli's curbside baker's stand is a find. Would love to find one on a curb in my neighbourhood.
This beautiful Wedgwood fruit bowl has been in my possession for more than three decades.
As a young mum living in Toowoomba, Queensland, I used to haunt auction sales.
One auctioneer held regular sales in his own rooms.
There, behind his counter, and along a wall would be "The Sundries".
The Sundries were magic boxes full of heaven knows what.
They could be filled with useful odds and sods
or you might, as I did in this case, find buried treasure.
Then once having found the treasure you would hold your breath and hope that no-one else discovered or wanted your buried treasure.
On this day, no-one had discovered and/or wanted what I treasured.
I paid $2 for my box.
I think there were other useful things in the box but they have faded away in my memory.
This, for someone who did not have much money to spend, was an affordable wonder.
Herself has been styling corners again and this corner includes the fruit bowl full of ornamental glittered pears.