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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Daguerreotype ~ 1840s ~ A Wonderful Score for Me at a Local Estate Sale

I don't go to many estate sales these days. Out here in Oregon "early" items are rare. Early suggests pre-1850. I live in a town that began in the 1840s and luckily I reside in one of the historic homes. 

Daguerreotype: Yes, this is a true daguerreotype. I learned how to identify them. I scored this beauty for next to nothing at a recent estate sale and I am beyond thrilled. ~ Many of you may not know the difference between a tintype and a daguerreotype. Daguerreotypes were invented in France in 1839. By 1850 tintypes came into favor, and soon the former faded into the past. A Daguerreotype when turned just right shows a negative image. Tintypes do not. The daguerreotypes are very expensive in comparison to the tintypes. The one pictured is quite large for a daguerreotype.

I am quite proud of this beautiful lady now on my front parlor wall.


Friday, February 9, 2024

A Grateful Heart ~

A Grateful Heart is the sentiment I chose for this little bit of fancy work.
It is available for sale at my Etsy Shop.


Monday, February 5, 2024

Tiny Jack a Grodnertal, this one the IV SOLD


Jack Grodnertal IV is in fact the fourth one I have created. He is but 6 inches tall and like real Grodnertal dolls of long ago, he is NOT made of wood but of Paper Clay, and cloth. I am not a wood carver. I have tried it and did not enjoy it. 


Friday, February 2, 2024

The Spare Room

This is what I call the spare room. It is upstairs and is also filled with more of my art supplies. I have four corners photographed in this post. This picture shows my cutting table (think fabrics). I also load up my shipments here.

Scroll down to the previous post to see my actual art room.

The twin bed, although very comfortable, has only been used a few times by visitors. Mostly a grandchild or a sibling of mine. Now it merely holds dolls. The door is the closet door. ~ I take my photos from the large, antique chest of drawers. See the ring light.

Supplies plus treasures.

The way out of the room.


My Art Room (as I like to call it) ~

Gregory and I live in an 1888 Italianate-styled home in Oregon City, OR.  This is one of the bedrooms which is adjacent to a wrap balcony. It wraps halfway around the house. I use this room as my Art Room.  Enjoy the chaos!