Seven smalls I saw at SagePosted: October 12, 2014
Part of the fun of going to Sage Farm is seeing how the best dealers merchandise their stuff. I always try to look at that. It’s a free education if you pay attention!
But a few smalls always catch my eye, too. Here are six of them from last weekend’s Sage Farm show. First, a McCoy iris vase displayed with other pottery. I don’t care that it’s McCoy, I just love the flutey shape, and the yellow. Because yellow is a happy color. (A vase identical to the green one behind the yellow McCoy is sitting on my mantel right now!) An almost-rusty steel window screen displays vintage postcards. Wouldn’t this be great in your kitchen for recipes and notes? Too bad rust isn’t my thing. Now if I found a white enameled steel version . . .
Architectural bits displayed on an old dresser with carved acorn handles. The big urn-shaped one must have come from quite an interesting house! Lovely handpainted dessert plates displayed with deep orange Hazel Atlas Platonite creamer and sugar set. The plates would be so pretty on a green tablecloth. Bring on the cake! Isn’t this a nice display? The colors and textures of the glass shaker, wire bin, and green gourds are just lovely together, and help drawn attention too to the little white cupboard underneath them. And isn’t this a fun display? Two little ceramic birdie salt & peppers will never make a mess in their green steel birdcage. This one’s for you, Janeray. Woof! I love how the maker put the turquoise & purple rooster smack in the middle of this scotty’s body.