Thursday, July 24, 2008
The woodworker and the teapot
First, I'd like for you to look at this photo and see if you know what this is. Do you? (Yes, I know. Some of you very likely DO know what it is. Show-offs!)
I'm not going to show this "in use" until the end of this post, just in case anyone is still trying to guess. But I'll just say this: it's something I recently found on eBay for $1.99, and it was just so odd I had to have it. I don't really have a lot of wooden pieces, just a couple of very-special-to-me pieces made by a friend's woodworker husband -- including a wooden tray for holding my needlework supplies. He is well known in our area for his handmade, handturned, hand-inlaid wooden tables, clocks and more, as he is a master woodworker and his pieces are pretty "high end," if you know what I mean. So I was very delighted when I house-sat for them one time and found the smooth-as-silk wooden tray waiting for me on their kitchen table.
But back to the less-polished wooden teapot I found on eBay: I haven't figured out what to do with this piece just yet. Maybe it could be used for needlework? Or pens? Or reading glasses? Or fruit? Maybe it should go to the craft room? For now, it's residing next to "my" spot in the living room, awaiting just the right bit of inspiration. I don't mind it empty, but goodness knows I'm antsy to put something inside. Here's what it looks like today. I'd love to know what YOU would do with this!