I really like the headers that Suzanne and Sally have made for their blogs, and since it's a bit too early for my usual flower background, I've used their examples and made a still-life picture of some of my favorite things. I am a collector of salt glaze stoneware, teddy bears, and hearts, so I made a grouping on one of my little quilts and added some of my favorite stamps and a card that ties everything together.
The only "old" thing here is to the far left: the footed blue glass with cinnamon sticks in it. It always sat on my husband's grandmother's table, filled with spoons.
The stoneware represents several potteries, both of them now out of business: the old Beaumont pottery in York, Maine (large pitcher) and a local pottery in Hartville, Ohio, Stebner Pottery (apple butter crock). There is just something about this type of pottery that has always appealed to me, probably because it's usually decorated in blue. Rowe Pottery in Cambridge, Wisconsin is a large company that continues making it. Back when I was making my little doll quilts in the 1980s, I even traded some of them for pottery from Wisconsin Pottery in Columbus, Wisconsin.
I'll go back to the flowered background once the snow stops flying!
On a side note, who KNEW how much I would enjoy this blogging stuff? I just love tweaking everything! One of the reasons I held off on blogging was that I was afraid I wouldn't have anything to say ..... but it's just the opposite; you can hardly shut me up!