Saturday, March 5, 2016

Compote Transformation

Good morning friends!
It is a snowy one here in Michigan.
I don't want to whine...
but lately it snows, gets warm,
gets cold again...repeat.

Today I would like to show you what
our colonial forefathers would have used to hold their fruit.

This is an 18th century treen pedestal compote.
Now it currently holds my iron bunny for the Spring season.

This 1700's wood piece is in it original black paint
with a little bit of wear at the base.

Inside it is black as well.
In good shape for being over 300 years old.
Cannot say that items which are made now
will last that long.

Close up of my bunny on a bed of flax.
Now I guess I have to start another collection
of stone fruit...of which I have sold many pieces now.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
Can you send the warm weather that will stay please..
pretty please?

Compote Blessings To All!


  1. Hi Janice,
    I just LOVE your compote!!!! The bunny looks so happy in his new home!! Such a fun piece for display!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  2. Amazing that at 300 years, the paint is still mainly intact! I love the little cast iron bunny, and the bed of flax is the perfect touch. I have never seen flax before - flax flowers, yes, but the fiber, no.

  3. Great post Janice. Your bunnies are lovely.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Janice, love the piece, wow, oldy but goody. Love the bunny too, blessings Francine.

  5. Wow that is an awsome piece Janice!!!!
    Warmer weather coming this week thank goodness!!!!

  6. What a beautiful piece of history, and a great find. We are finally getting warmer weather here in Alabama :)

  7. Lovely piece Janice!
    Amazing how its still in such good shape and imagine the stories it could tell! I've been seeing lots of pics in the prim magazines of stone fruits ~ it's starting to grow on me. You should do a post about those as well!!!
    Spring is around the corner :)
    Many Blessings

  8. Great compote ~ a perfect place for your bunny.
    Hugs :)

  9. What a neat piece, and your bunny looks great in it!


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