Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cute little things around my home...

My precious Shawnee Smiley Pig cookie jar, 1940. Isn't he the cutest? He's in excellent condition, I found him in an antique store and could not pass him up.

I have been collecting seashells, sea glass, coral and driftwood for a long time. One of the pleasures of growing up along the seashore was a nice walk along the beach in any weather, and finding little treasures. The white china bowl was my grandmothers, and I filled it with coral I found in Aruba. The sea glass is from New Jersey beaches, and even some was found at the base on the Manhattan bridge in NYC. Near South Street Seaport you can find sandy areas to search.

Carved bird I found at an antique store in Tuckerton, NJ.

Blown glass birds and Henri Cartier-Bresson print.

I love my plants, they brighten up my kitchen. Just a little glimpse into my happy home!


  1. hey you found a replacement piggy for me - thanks! I was so bummed when mine broke...

  2. i can't believe i found him! did a little research, your was valued at around $450 because of his color & markings. even the heads are worth something, so keep it!

  3. one hundred clams! i chatted up the seller and got a deal

  4. hey Jen I think you and Andy were cut from the same cloth reading, nature nurturer and passionate cooks :)

  5. rachel! i would have to agree with you there! :)