WHAT A WEEKEND!!
|Sunday Morning Clafouti to use up some fresh eggs from a friends chicks and mulberries from the freezer before this years supply arrives... It won't be long ~ right?!?!?|
COLD but SUNNY!
SIGNS OF SPRING!
J was rather grossed. My 'Daytrippin Buddy' was rather grossed last summer when we came upon an exhibit of these little beauts at one of our stops... but guess what?! It is but yet ANOTHER of my 'closet collections'.
Hmmm... 'Closet Collector' - all kinds of BAD associations with that term, but I Really kind of like it for some reason!! But, I digress, back to Hair receivers.
Here is what WIKAPEDIA has to say:A hair receiver is a small pot, with a hole in the lid, kept on the dressing table in the Victorian era to store hair removed from brushes and combs. The hair was recycled in a number of ways—notably for stuffing small bags, about 8–10 centimetres (3–4 in) across, called ratts, used to bulk out women's hairstyles. Human hair was also used for stuffing pincushions and small furnishing cushions.
It was often paired with a matching trinket box or a powder jar or as part of a dressing table set, made mainly from porcelain, though glass, metal, and celluloid were also used.
Or this magazine article has a more indepth article if you are truly interested ;-)
And now, may I present a bit of MY tiny 'HAIR RECEIVER' collection (NO! it doesn't really live in a closet - that was just a figure of speech... it actually has a corner of a shelf all of it's own... on a bookshelf... on the second floor... at the end of the hall...). .
I'm SOOO easily pleased 8-)