Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Lovely Lonely Lid

As you wander through the aisles of a flea market, browse the booths of an antique show, check out the white elephant table at a church bazaar or linger over a display at an auction, have you ever noticed something I chanced upon several years ago.

Orphaned lids; from vegetable dishes, trinket boxes, sugar bowls and even Victorian commodes. Some glass, most china or porcelain with beautiful stenciling, lustre glazes or delicate hand painting they call to me. Being sentimental to anything lost or abandoned I find these lids most attractive. I have accumulated a small collection and are always on the lookout for another.

So next time you're meandering about at a show or shop, take a second look at the lonely lid lying amongst the trinkets. You may even be persuaded to take one home!


Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Miss Maddie,
I love these lonely lids and yes I have noticed them! My mother collects
them she has them around her doorway.
They are so lovely but not lonely anymore.I have even started picking us special ones that catch my eye.How
excited I was when I saw your post!
We are not too eccentric after all!lol! Thanks for sharing with us
Pinkie Denise

Sea Angels said...

You made me smile so much with you comment.... I am so sure you are right about the mermaid bit.....I hope your mom is feeling better and things are improving xxxx
These lids are just fabulous, what stunning art work, and don't they all look so good together, mmmm do you mind if I copy, it is rather a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing

CARole said...

I just found your blog and loved reading about the lids. they are beautiful and they should be collected. i am wondering though how you display them.

Dorian Fletcher said... - Perhaps not. I too collect orphaned lids!

Laurie said...

What an excellent idea! You are brilliant!


Laume said...

A late wanderer from the Halloween party stopping in to say hi. I love the idea of giving these lonely lost lids a new home. I notice, and worry about them, whenever I'm treasure hunting as well.