Oddities

 I like weird stuff.  I always have.  I thought I would show you some I own.  These are cast iron hands which have screws on the wrists.  Apparently, someone was going to open a shop had these made of his hands and was going to use them to hang things on in the store.  His loan fell through and he never opened the place and he auctioned these off.  They are extremely heavy.

 These knitting needles are my favorites.

 Look at the detail.  I imagine these were made by a sailor who spent a lot of time on a ship.  I'm sure they are made from whale bone and were made for his wife.  Why skulls?  I do not know but they sure are cool.

 These are two Westmoreland glass witch balls and are very, very rare.  The holes in the top suck in all the bad energy in your house.

 This birdcage is an end table in my living room.  It is topped with my crystal ball and lots of hand blown glass pieces I have collected in the States and Canada.  The silver cross is from Mexico.

 My green man fire screen.  He looks really cool when a fire is burning behind him in the fireplace.

 My mercury glass collection.

 My desk in my library.  I designed every inch of that mantel. It took my woodworker and me a whole year to build it.  And on my desk....

is my magic wand from Salem.

Comments

Laurie M said…
its like a magical Aladdin cave, full of the most unusual treasures, amazing, utterly amazing, and to think it took a year to design and build that mantle, wow, what an artist you are,
Laurie M said…
could you by chance put that wand to good use and get rid of all this snow in Ontario, could you please,, I would be ever so grateful!!!
NanaDiana said…
You have some amazing things there. I wish you could cast a spell here and send winter to an early grave.

I LOVE your mantle. It is a gorgeous work of art. xo Diana
TARYTERRE said…
Unusual, wonderfully unique treasures. All deliciously lovely. I love them all. My boomerang daughter is back home, though. So I need to borrow your Westmoreland glass witch balls so they can suck in all the bad energy in my house right now.
Vera said…
Love the cast iron hands -- they are awesome. And your greenman screen - so cool. Yes, please cast some spells to warm things up a bit (even though I know you love snow).
Susan said…
Beautiful, beautiful! I love the hands and the knitting needles especially - the skill necessary to carve those needles was amazing! You could charge admission to your library alone!
Tubaville said…
Your house is amazing and beautiful! I just love the time you put into carefully procuring each fantastic piece.
SHERRY said…
From front to back, inside to out, your house is beautiful and amazing. I love all your collections, especially everything witchy. Your husband and son are so lucky to have such a wonderful cook too.
Sherry
CalamityJr said…
Thanks for this glimpse inside your beautiful home. I think my favorite is the birdcage table, but then again, the entire library is breathtaking!
Those hands are my favorites! But that work he must have put down into carving those detailed skulls on the knitting needels is amazing!Perhaps he didn't like his wife :-) :-)

I really like that bird cage too! It's almost impossible to find such a beautyful one over here.

have a great day!
Christer.
cool do-dads ... love the blog.
Carol said…
Love your sharings! :)
Robin Larkspur said…
The birdcage table is inspired. And I love the Green Man fire screen. You have great stuff!
Guillaume said…
There are some great oddities there.
Barb said…
What a fascinating collection!! I would love to see the green man with a fire burning behind. I have read about the witch balls but have never seen any. Lucky you!
The library is stunning. The gold on the door and walls..ohhhhh...so beautiful. Just..WOW! Thanks for sharing with us. You do it so seldom..and it's always such a treat when you do.
:)
Hugs.
No one has more interesting stuff than you, Joyce!
Leighway said…
The hands are very interesting. It looks like the right hand has a simian palm, usually shows up in Down's syndrome people. In palmistry, the simian line is one indicating an amoral character...not immoral but amoral. interesting.
Kay said…
Good gracious! What an incredible collection of really fabulous treasures. I've never heard of most of those things. Your library looks like it is from a mansion. You must live in one.
chickpea678 said…
I think in the past sailors were knitters, at least in Holland. So those needles might have been carved by a sailor for himself! Love all your beautiful collections. I guess Teddy doesn't run through the house crashing into things judging from the blown glass collection on top of the bird cage!