Archive for April, 2012

Candle Holder Cagle Road Pottery


In keeping with this week’s theme of “Flowers”, I came across this cute candle holder available from Carolina Blue Lady Vintage Collectibles. It has dogwood blossoms on the front with cutouts. It takes a votive style candle. And, it is signed.

What is interesting is the candle holder is from Cagle Road Pottery operated by Pat Cagle Ray and her husband, Gordon Ray. The pottery has been in the Cagle family since 1791.

Read more about the Seagrove area of North Carolina and its nearly 100 potteries in a 20 mile radius. Some have been there for 200 years. Just click on the link above to find the candle holder. Click here to find more Seagrove Area pottery available through Carolina Blue Lady Vintage Collectibles.

China Porcelain Wall Pocket Vase


This week’s blogging theme is “flowers.” And, what an appropriate theme it is! We are having a very early spring here in Minnesota. Tulips and daffodils are blooming everywhere. Naked Magnolia trees and Azalea bushes, still devoid of their leaves, are in full flower bloom. Crabapple trees are just about to burst with their red, white and pink canopies.

I am reminded of this cute little wall pocket vase with its pink roses pattern that I have in my curios shop. It is perfect to brighten up any room with flowers. Click on China Porcelain Wall Pocket to learn more about this cute little item.

Talking Frogs and more Frog Curiosities


“Frogs” is the theme for this week’s blog posting. It just happens that I have a number of items in my curiosity shop that fit that theme.

First, there is the talking frog. It is a hollowed out carved wooden frog with ripples along its back. One can hold the frog by its feet and rub the wooden stick over its back and hear the familiar rrib-it, rrib-it sound. It is a fun curiosity.

There is also a vintage molded metal frog. I suspect it to be a paper weight. It is another interesting curiosity worthy of inspection.  MetalFrog3

And, finally, I have a collection of six collectable frog curiosities. Among the collection is a frog molded from the ash from Mt. St. Helens and another is a little ceramic coqui frog from Puerto Rico. Take a peek. Just click on the bold links above to enter the shop, Sirocco’s Curios.