Sunday, October 3, 2010

like butter

When is a butter dish more than just a butter dish?


When the detail is more than perfection & you have been smitten with the artist ever since you were little girl AND your mother had a mug that had the exact detailing...how I use to sneak sips of hot cocoa in that mug pretending to be a writer (when my mom was away obviously).

This weekend Mr. B & I went to the St. James Art Show. It is located in Old Louisville. Some of you might remember Old Louisville. If we buy our forever home in the city...this is where we would love to call home. And one of the most delightful perks is the art fair every 1st weekend in October.
We go every year. And every year he allows me to pick out one of my gifts among the artists. This year I found Priscilla Eggen. I recognized her work immediately and wanted a mug (so I could finally have one like my mom's), but she was sold out. Instead the delicate butter holder in cream caught my eye.

I knew just the place and use for it...on my bedside table to hold my jewelry at the end of the day. What do you think?
Absolute charming....and as a small birthday gift from Mr. B..even more precious.

Go check out this amazing and talented arist. Her use of color is simply divine too. I constantly found myself torn between amethyst and cream. Plus, she is so sweet and endearing..and her work is something you will treasure.

Cheers~
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11 comments:

  1. What a sweet story about when you were little. And that's a beautiful butter dish. And so much meaning to it to.
    Hope you're doing well.
    Kelly

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  2. ohhh, much too pretty to hold butter! I think you found the perfect use for it. :)
    I hope you get to do something fun for your bd.
    best wishes!
    gail

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  3. So sweet. Love the lines of this gorgeous dish..too pretty for butter!

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  4. It's just the perfect little dish. I love the white, the whole "all white iris" line is just darling.

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  5. Oh, it's beautiful!!-- in design, color, and use. So sweet to have memories attached to it. Mr. B is a good man.

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  6. Wow!!!!! So unbelievably beautiful! I am extremely jealous of such a gorgeous find! I'm making a mental note of this for a birthday gift idea. Perfection!

    P.S. - Thank you for such kind words! And I definitely didn't mean to make anyone feel weird about not e-mailing me. You are one of the sweetest and most supportive people I've met in the blog world yet! You're wonderful!

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  7. Gorgeous!! And even more so with your history, I can almost picture a photographer 20 years from now taking photos of Thurgood's wedding bands & his bride-to-be's diamond ring. (I know it's crazy to think of that,sorry just got done looking at wedding pics) Anyway, it seemed like a nice daydream at the time.

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  8. What a great idea for the beautiful butter dish, one made even more special with its sentimental history.

    Love Kentucky! Used to go to Keeneland regularly, we are moving to the Knoxville,
    TN, area as soon as this house sells. BTW, even got a little teary eyed when I heard "My Old Kentucky Home" as I was driving the other day. You all have a great state song. ♥

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