stokesay ware ginger jar

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Just got beat out on ebay for this, was wondering if anyone has one like it in their stash they'd be willing to part with? 

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Huh, I didn’t realise they don’t have their blue and pink willow designs  as standard issue. Hope you find one! Did you try Ebay UK? Listings may not come up on both US and UK sites.

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Oooh, pretty!  I didn't realize they made anything besides the "stoneware" crockery.

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Actually, the seller said it was artisan made, so it may be more rare than I think...honestly didn't think anyone would bid against me with a $75 starting bid. Just goes to show I'm not the only one with a keen eye.

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Our good friend MikeUK spotted this thread and sent me the following message:

Just a quick note re: Stokesay Ware on the forum…….I wonder if everyone is familiar with a small miniatures retailer in the UK who specialises in all of those bits that seldom appear under 'one roof’. This Lady seems to come up with miniatures that no other can find and better still she ships to ‘a town near you’! 

http://www.smallwondersminiatures.co.uk 

Worth a Browse! Soon be Christmas!

and a few minutes later he added:

Re: Last mail………..and the lady’s husband also has an interesting miniatures on-line store specialising in Kitchen bits!

http://www.countrycontrast.co.uk 

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Thanks Mike, for the future tip, but I was searching ebay this morning and I saw the seller listed another one. So, I put a bid in and hope to win...

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This will be the perfect addition to the bedroom I've been inspired by for the past month. Saw it in a magazine, and am now gathering the bits to recreate it, with a few changes...I even contacted a very nice mini rug designer, Janet Patacca, who is recreating a similar needlepoint pattern for me to stitch for it. I am also trying to noodle a way to make bespaq style french furniture to match my picture. In the beginning stages!

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2 hours ago, blueirishmoon said:

...also trying to noodle a way to make bespaq style french furniture to match my picture. In the beginning stages...

I have seen mini ornate oval & other curved picture frames in embossed paper in the scrapbooking section of big box craft stores that could work for your chair & settee backs, the turned toothpicks for the legs and most definitely mat board for the carcases!  I'm drawing a blank just now for the bedposts, but someone will weigh in, I'm sure.

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Thanks Nell! I found a 4 poster bed I'm going to pretty up, as soon as I practice my wood carving on some scrap. Also found a nice marble topped nightstand with drawers, a domed trunk for under the window, some lovely toile wallpaper, some pretty silk for making plain curtains and the bed's dust ruffle, a lovely marble-look fireplace to replace the crib by the bed, and I'm currently leaning toward taking some thin "plaster" rope trim and shaping that as the framework for the chair and settee, and using carved wood balusters for the legs, carved wood for the arms. I bought some beautiful silk velvet to use as upholstery for that too. Considering a little painted drum table next to the settee that I plan to strip and refinish in wood tone and decorate with some extra furniture decals to give it an inlaid look. The ginger jar would be displayed on top of that. I also bought a bespaq oval mirror decorated with carved swags for over the bed, and a carved magazine rack to go next to it. Waiting for a good sale at hbs to buy a chandelier I plan to add some extra crystals to. Also planning to make the carved shell mirror. Thinking of using an itsy bitsy damask wallpaper to print on some fabric to make the bed cover. Still searching for the perfect bedside lamp. I saw a nice entwined dual tulip one on ebay, but it sold quickly.

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Janet finished my rug design! So excited. It looks so close to my magazine inspiration! I'll post a picture of it when I receive it. If you're a stitcher who needs a custom pattern, I totally recommend her. She's very good at interpreting what I wanted, and a pleasure to work with.

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I couldn't tell much about the rug from the photo, so definitely looking forward to yours!

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It's here! Had the nice surprise of my rug design in the mail today. Going for 30 count, but Janet can design even more detailed rugs than what I picked. Here's a picture of it: I'm going for a faded, sort of antique look with the colors.

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Cynthia, it is glorious! What size will it be?

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Cynthia, it's going to be perfect!  How beautiful.

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Wow! Your room is going to be gorgeous.

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It's about 8x10" so it will take me a while to stitch. This is going to be a long-term project. Thinking of making it a pseudo roombox, with exterior finishing, like siding and putting in a bay window. Anyone have any advice on how to work with bay windows?

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1 hour ago, blueirishmoon said:

It's about 8x10" so it will take me a while to stitch. This is going to be a long-term project. Thinking of making it a pseudo roombox, with exterior finishing, like siding and putting in a bay window. Anyone have any advice on how to work with bay windows?

I recall that the Thorne rooms used a bit of mini landscaping with a similar landscape picture behind and the light was installed near the top of the box above the bay window.  You could stage your armchair in front of the bay window with a pretty table (pie crust?) and either mini needlework or a book.

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More along the lines of how to install them so they look right in the room. Height, positioning, how big to make the opening to install it, etc. I bought a used one on ebay with alas no instructions. The armchair and settee I'm making will be positioned in line with the window so they get the "natural" light.

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I would put it at window height and use the projecting base as a window seat or plant shelf.  Google images to get ideas for placement on the wall.

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