Monday, March 29, 2010

A fresh look

There hasn't been much renovating going on at Molly's Maison lately so I thought I would freshen up the mantelpiece. Above is another of my paperweights - this one is a contemporary weight by Peter Raos of Aukland, New Zealand, inspired by the artwork of Georgia O'Keefe.

The little vase is by Tasmanian ceramicist Sara Wright and the silver vase is Tord Boontje.

At the other end is another Reter Raos paperweight, this one inspried by Monet's garden. The tiny one is  from the 1980's by a company called Perthshire in Crieff, Scotland. They are no longer producing but I was lucky enough to go there in 1997. The very large green weight hidden by the candle is a Victoria era weight often called a 'dump'. They were made in glass factories producing domestic goods such as bottles and at the end of the week the left over glass was used to make paperweights - just for fun.
The iceberg flowers came from the garden. They are still doing really well. The clock was Lyndon's grandfather's and it's amazing how after a while you don't even hear the loud chime on the hour, even during the night.
Have a great week!

21 comments:

  1. Good morning Sarah...love those paperweights, especially the first one...I've never seen one like it...beautiful. We used to have a clock like yours when I was growing up...sadly it's gone to clock heaven! Have a good day today.

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  2. Isn't everything by Tord Boontje just great..?? Your mantelpiece looks great.
    Enjoy your week.

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  3. I love your mantel, I would love a fire with a mantelpiece. And I have a clock on my hall table which looks almost identical to Lyndon's Grandfather's clock and it used to MY grandfather's clock. I will have to post a pic so you can see, sometime.
    Have a great day,
    Jx

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  4. It looks gorgeous Sarah! I love your paperweights and that silver vase too. Our icebergs are still doing well despite the cooler weather. I love the clock on your mantle, we have a very similar one on ours which belonged to my hubby's grandfather and I agree about not noticing the loud chime after a while...Enjoy your gorgeous mantle display. ~ Tina x

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  5. Your mantle looks great Sarah! I love the first paper weight by Peter Raos, just gorgeous! xx

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  6. Oh, I just adore paper weights..can you believe I don't yet own even one? Must remedy that. Leigh at Brabourne Farm has some gorgeous ones too. Your mantle looks beautiful..Rxx

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  7. Oh that first paperweight is just beautiful...xoxo

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  8. That paperweight is amazing....and I leave for New Zealand this weekend! Will have to get me one.

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  9. That does look gorgeous - styled beautifully! xx

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  10. I love rearranging my treasures for fresh effect like you have here Sarah. Your paperweight collection must be quite amazing. They are little works of art aren't they!

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  11. best of all i love your new header. And i think Lyndon and i had the same gr'father, i'll swear mine had that clock also. K.

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  12. That vase of yours is delish! I have a fireplace but I'm deadly jealous of that gorgeous mantle of yours - ours doesn't have one at all. Just found your blog via Kerry @ A Tranquil Townhouse, and can't believe I've been missing out for so long! Love it. Oh, and that pooch of yours is too cute for words.
    Kerri x

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  13. Sarah...I love this mantel.and the use of green..just gorgeous..thanks so much for sharing x

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  14. Beautiful pieces - all of it. I like all your paper wieghts. They look amazing on your mantel.

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  15. what a beautiful lily paperweight. love it. im jealous of your mantel by the way...xo

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  16. That silver vase would be perfect in my living room!! :)

    -Amy

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  17. Sarah, it's beautiful, I'm crazy about your fireplace! xoxo

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  18. Beautiful!
    Greetings from Italy,
    Federica.
    p.s. Don't miss my giveaway!

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  19. No Sephora there?!?! Oh no! Well lucky for you they have a great online shop. You get free shipping over $50 and samples with every order. Plus you get to read all the reviews. :)

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  20. What a beautiful display. I loved reading about all the stories associated with your paperweights.
    Clare x

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