Thursday, 15 October 2015

Bits-n-Bobs.



This tiny window has become my outdoor mini-museum of objets trouvés. A sort of tiny cabinet of curiosities.

The collection comprises of a small bronze Corinthian capital, a small bronze crucifix, a small bronze Indian lamp, and a small bronze cat.

Also present are some pieces of broken plates, handles of broken pots, the lens from an ancient pair of spex, a ball bearing, a rounded stone, and a piece of fossilised tree; all unearthed at Haddock's. 

No flattish surface goes uncluttered in the Magnon household. 

I suspect that most homes have a similar spot somewhere.



33 comments:

  1. Much more interesting than items unearthed here - just loads of volcanic rock of various sizes.

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    1. My collection of old nails is the most interesting, but they're elsewhere.

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  2. You're an artist ( a real one)
    Of course you are going to have visually stimulating things about you in all the nooks and crannies. Your immediate environment is an inspirational source.

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  3. I love it when I find pieces like that. Living in a late Victorian house, we have found, a plaster mourning vase, clay pipes, glass bottles, a little china dog, a china boy and thousands of pieces of Victorian crockery.
    I love your crucifix ..... and it looks as if John Gray has left his scotch egg on top of the Corinthian capital !!!!! XXXX

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    1. I think the 'Scotch egg' is a stone age sling shot ball. I've seen similar ones in local museums. One always finds broken clay pipes in English gardens; here nothing. Maybe they couldn't afford to smoke.

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  4. I'm very taken with that round stone. It looks like a stone age cannon ball!

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    1. I think that's exactly what it is, albeit thrown by hand.

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  5. COLD here.... 4 C this morning.

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  6. Jacqueline beat me to it. I was sure that was a mummified scotch egg!

    Like you, no surface goes unadorned around here.

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  7. I've a few found objects, but mine tend to be more from nature... with the exception of a nearly perfect banner stone I found when I was wee. Croonie stones, and shed antlers abound.

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    1. We have quite a few antlers, but only from Roe Deer.

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  8. Come on - the Maltese Cross, the crucifix - you're a closet Christian, aren't you?

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  9. I know that people lived here 2000 years ago, we can see the big things that were left but i never find the small ones like coins and such.

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    1. Keep digging Yael.... you'll find them.

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  10. The Prof has a crucifix just like that

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    1. I found mine in the loft, with all sorts of other interesting things.

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  11. I had lots of similar 'spots' in my house in the UK. All of the artifacts I had collected were packed up so I could have them here as well, but with the constant moving around as the renovation work has proceeded, most of them have got broken or lost. So......time to start gathering again now that flat surfaces have started to appear round the house now that it is coming into its post renovation time!

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    1. I think you need a metal detector, there's bound to be loads of stuff around.

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  12. Other than some arrow heads, I have never dug up anything of interest. Mostly, I just find nuts that the squirrels buried.

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    1. Mostly I find huge old hand-made nails.

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  13. I've never dug up anything of interest here but I know several people who have found arrowheads. And once a cousin of mine dug up a jar of confederate money buried during the Civil war. He was always lucky at finding things--I never was.

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    1. I'm much the same Jennifer, but the idea of finding things appeals enormously.

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  14. On the farm my father found arrowheads and a scraping tool but I personally have never 'dug up' anything...well...a piece of lego once.

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    1. Someone's probably been looking for that piece of Lego!

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  15. Oh I love both the window and the tableaux. A man after my own heart. Treasures all.

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  16. A good haul - the only thing I have found in our garden - lots of marbles and horsehoes.

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    1. I agree with Donna Cro - I love the wondow and the objets. The bits and pieces I have collected (apart from our large stone axe head) are all kept in a cloisonne box I bought some years ago. Maybe, after seeing these, I ougth to find somewhere to display them - they certainly look good.

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  17. Your collection is way cooler than mine.

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