My last post was about collecting plants, Heuchera (Coral Bells) to more specific.
So, if the rule of three applies to plants, from the saying "if you have three of something, it is a collection", I now have a collection of canes........WOW, were did that come from?
These are my most recent yard sale finds...note: a cane and a box!
I was, already, aware that I collected Pyrography or burnt wood items. Wood burning was a popular craft in the early 1900s. This box was made by a young girl for her uncle in 1910, fortunately, she wrote (burned) this info into the bottom of the box. I'll share that collection at another date.
This collection....CANES....started when I inherited two canes from my parents, that they had purchased on a trip to Missouri, in the 1970s.
They had the two on the outside edges, the one in the middle is the one I just bought for $5. The cane with the handle(on the bottom) has a wood burned designs and they used some colored stains or ink on the designs. It's interesting BUT the other one..............
looks like "out-sider" art, to me. It has a hand carved man's face with possibly and ear of corn, or a watermelon, on top for a handle. This one intrigues me and I'm sure has a story to tell, that I wish I knew.
So, when I found the one last week for $5.00, I thought, what the heck....now I collect canes.
The new cane is interesting, in as much, as it is made from the twisted branch of a tree, I'm not familiar with, and the handle is hand carved, as you can tell from the photo. Actually, I think my new collection is pretty cool!
This is my favorite corner in our living room....my collection of flower pots, globes, burnt wood items and the colorful pillows and granny-square throw.
Now, I added my newest collection of canes and I think it may be too much.
That's one of the problems with collecting canes, how to display them. I don't want to put them on the wall.....an umbrella stand, maybe? Got any suggestions, I'm open for ideas?
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