Thursday, January 17, 2013

She started it.....



I know I have been among the missing. Tragic events before Christmas and the fallout from the election took their toll on my normally cheerful disposition. I have been blog hopping but rarely leaving a comment. My little world with projects and delicious dinners has seemed somewhat trite. However, life must go on and a dear friend said to head for the studio and jump back into life - so here I go.

The little sweetheart above belonged to my grandmother. She went missing for a few years but my middle son found her inside a clay pot which was stuffed on a shelf in a garage. Luckily she was unharmed and I rescued her. She is a piano baby and you can read about them here. They are decorative pieces meant to hold shawls that were draped over pianos in Victorian parlors.



I have collected a few more because I love their faces. I keep them on my dresser and their loveliness brings a smile to my face in the morning.


I hope to post more regularly now. my knitting is taking up much time as I rush to keep up with the Knit-a-Longs. 

Wishing you all a wonderful new year!

10 comments:

Susan said...

Carol, welcome back. I love your piano babies. It is something new to me to research into more. Love research. So glad your little sweetie was found safe, hiding in a pot. Take care and keep those needles clicking. Susan

Shirley said...

Good Morning Carol, I haven't seen piano babies for a long time, but I had a great aunt that had some of those that I admired as a child. I love the expressions on their faces.It is good to see you back. I always wonder when some one hasn't posted for a while if they are sick. Have a great day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Jackie said...

Pleased to see you back to blogging!!I have never heard of these piano babies they look lovely.I am still learning from you....

Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

Snap said...

What a lovely treasure your son unearthed for you! Your piano babies are lovely and I, too, had never heard of them before. Never too old to learn something new! Glad to *see* you!

Vee said...

Nice to find you here again and commenting again! I know. November was rough. And I'm sorry for any other troubles.

Piano babies? I truly have never heard of them. Shawls...my ancient piano cover is a tapestry and I also have my great-grandmother's, which is a tapestry as well. They stay put so that's probably why I don't have any idea about piano babies. They are adorable and perhaps I'll see them all over now and wish that I might afford one. So glad that the lost one has been found...adorable.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Lovely to hear from you again! I've not heard of piano babies before but now I'll be looking out for them in period dramas!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carol, We all need to take time to recharge. Your collection of piano ladies is lovely. Take care, Jen.

Maggie said...

Lovely to have you back blogging again, Carol.
The little ladies are so pretty, I can imagine them in your boudoir adding a special touch of whimsy to the room.

Pamela Gordon said...

Welcome back Carol. It's good to see you back blogging again. I didn't know that these sweet ornaments had a name and a purpose. I think I might have a couple of them in a bin. Just no room to display them but I may dig them out one day. Yours are adorable. Blessings. Pamela

Rettabug said...

I've never heard of "piano babies", Carol. I love it when I learn something new! I shall google them & have a look-see for more. Yours are very charming. I can see why you would love to collect them.

fondly,
Rett

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