In the 1990s, my oldest daughter and I had a booth at a large craft mall which we kept supplied with a variety of handmade crafts. My interest was in decorative painting. I liked to scour antique malls and thrift shops to find old wooden or enamelware items to paint and sold hundreds of pieces over the years.
Fast forward to 2010 and a walk through the Ohio Valley Antique Mall in Fairfield, Ohio (near Cincinnati). In one of their beautifully decorated booths, I saw a familiar object….an enamelware platter that I had painted in 1996. I had adapted the design from a picture in a school textbook, simplifying it and adding a few items.
I had painted the design on several projects through the years but had never kept one for myself. A week before Thanksgiving, this old platter seemed to call to me to take it back home, so I bought it and after 14 years, it’s on display in my living room.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYBODY.
Granddaughter at her First Grade Thanksgiving Dinner