Been keeping my eyes out for frogs and containers to fit frogs as I go out and about. Found a really big clear glass frog early on in a foray at the Past & Present antiques shop in Winchester. As I went through the rest of the cavernous building, I tested each pretty glass, pottery or wooden container I came across to see if the frog would fit in the top of it.
I turned and looked at this shelf that had some very posh glassware on it. The turquoise container was sitting right there before my eyes. It has a top - makes it a really nice candy dish - and the finial on the top is a seashell. Very Miami Beach looking and not really my cup of tea. But then I got a look at its legs. Dragons! So I put it on a nearby table and took the lid off and popped in the glass frog. It was if it had been made to go with.
I have put the lid safely away in the china cabinet. My younger son loves dragons; so at some point in the future he will probably get rid of the frog and reunite lid and dish to use for something else that pleases him. For now, my scissors are being contained very upscale. And, like I noticed last winter, turquoise seems to go with everything.
Keeping with the dragon theme - last summer my friend gave me a bunch of her mother's old sewing things that I said I'd share over time. Here is another one. She kept wooden bobbins (not the same manufacturer) of waxed cotton thread in this box.
Note that they are manufactured in Fall River, Mass. and Willimantic, Conn. Kinda cool, huh?
Now I have a quilting question - related to fabric. Has anyone ever ordered fabric from the Connecting Threads catalog? I have been receiving this catalog a couple of years now, but have never used it. I think that the company is actually some offshoot of Joann's (don't ask me why, it's just a hunch). I didn't request the catalog, nor have I used them on line. But, they do have some interesting fabrics. So, I was wondering if anyone knows if it's good quality quilting fabric? I have ordered online from Hoffman's of Paducah and a few other places like Fat Quarter Shop - and been very pleased, but hesitate to use this one.