Monday, March 10, 2014, hair ~ everywhere there is HAIR!

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?!?!?


1973 Calendar Towel found @ market

Garlic chives have sprouted!!


Bavaria 'Hair Receiver' .50¢
or should I say... 'HAIR RECEIVER'!!

  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...). .

Oh, and there IS another
tucked in amongst some hatpins

Not much new to report 8-(
Been working on gathering tax stuff - that REALLY cramps the old creative energies!!

Now, for The PRIZE find of the weekend, week, month, Year to date.... drum roll Please.....
will ya just look at this....
in all of it's
RHINESTONE in the center,
unlike ANY others in my collection!
for the handsome sum
of a

SWEATER CLIP 2014 #4 .25¢

I'm SOOO easily pleased  8-)


Cheapchick said...

I have never heard of hair receivers. Love the pot your garlic chives are in - it makes him look like a little Hippy!

Shara said...

I love it that you can still find new to you sweater clips. And that they make you so happy!

I know about Hair Receivers, but I don't think I have ever seen one on my journey's. But, if I ever do, I know where to send it to have a good home!

Now you have me thinking on closet collections - surely I have one.......(Actually I do - Black Americana - but I will never blog about it due to the mixed feelings about it). But, I bet I have others - I will have to think!

Robin K. said...

I went from "Yum!" to "Ewwwwww!" in two pictures flat! Lovin' the colorful upsides- I can see another project in my future now that I've got my glass glue:). Email me if you want to meet for breakfast sometime soon - I've got a Connie's gift cert we can use!