I finally made a decision, and oiling the piece won over painting it. I gave it a good soaking of tung oil.
I wanted it to be taller but didn’t want to alter either of the pieces. So. . . enter the divided wood box.
It gave it the little bit of height it needed. And a place to display a few more things as well.
I have a few of these divided boxes, they have a lot of uses. This is just one of many.
I’m happy with my decision not to paint it. The dark patina shows off the yellow ware and ironstone perfectly.
I want to show off the fresh cotton I got from a fellow blogger. I have always admired cotton, but here in Montana, I just never see it. Wheat and clover yes, cotton no.
Thanks Mindy ! ! !
I want to say, I really enjoy reading all of your comments. You are all so kind. I truly do appreciate each and every one of you. You make *playing house* fun. . . .
happy Spring to all. . .