Look what I found today!!!I collect these trays this makes number 6 but very hard to find.. I also found out today the story behind them. They were sold at funeral homes back in the 18th century Oh my!!eeek!! The back of this one reads J.Anderson and Sons Furniture and undertaking Canton,So. Dakota.. They always have a wooden frame, brass handles and glass front..one day I intend to do a entire wall with these trays..this one does look like a picture of an urn, others I have are painted roses or tapstery..If you have information you would like to share please do so!!Maybe I should clean these items before posting:)
I question what this little Happy Buddha is made of..He sits on a marble base..No bubbles or ridges .He is very smooth and does not appear to be poured from a mold.Note the back signed in Chinese..I also did the pin test, the little pin dot to the back far left!!He was purchased from an antique shop.. He does need to be cleaned, the little dark spots are dust and grime..
We had a little pond but it was nothing but trouble the girls like to feed the fish but too many rocks and bumps we always had to hold them. So we decided to fill the pond in and make their on little pond using stepping stones , a water plant and each one a little fish ,it is safe we can still hear the trickle of water and I am much more satisfied knowing it is safe for them to walk right up and feed. The plants I planted are durable so if they step on them it doesn't matter!! They will not care that they are tiny feeder fish LOL!! It will be much nicer once all the new plants settle in and grow some.. I can't wait for them to see..oops I see the stepping stone are covered in mud!! Well I will fix that tomorrow..and we need one more plant between her legs to cover the wire and the two little fish.. Al is going to put a spotlight with photocell mmm on that spelling but it will come on at night and go off in the AM and bury all the wiring in PVC but for now it is done!!