Friday, February 6, 2009

Show & Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewellery, or a treasured collection. Look around your closet if you have to share! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item. To find some more interesting “Show and Tell” stories, visit http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com/

Thank you to Judith for introducing me to this idea! You have no idea the pleasure I have every day thinking about which of my special things I can share with everyone!

Carrol Boyes spent 11 years teaching and then decided to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. From humble beginnings in her home near Cape Town, she began making pewter (95% tin and 5% antimony and copper) tableware. She has added more products and is now using stainless steel which has proved to be a beautiful alternative. She often uses the human body as her inspiration. She believes that the human body is beautiful and charms everyone with her designs.




I started my collection of Carrol Boyes a number of years ago after receiving a sauce dish from Niunia. The bug bit, and although her items are not always within my budget, I have gathered a number of “bits and pieces”! I have all sorts, from teaspoons, to salad servers, some pewter and some stainless steal, but my favourite piece …


My absolutely best piece … (the piece I could not afford to buy myself) was a gift from my brother Rob for Christmas!


A Carrol Boyes pewter tea pot!



16 comments:

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Your collection is lovely, but the teapot is stunning. It's just so, so, pretty!

Anne Fannie said...

What a pretty collection! Thanks for sharing!
~Ann

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...beautiful...and I love the cross stitch scarf under the tea pot too...did you do the work?

My Show n Tell is posted now, hope you can drop by. It's going to be a 3-parter so it won't take so long for loading.

playsdolls said...

Love your collection of pewter,thank you for sharing it with us.

Smilingsal said...

She's a talented artist. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Pam said...

What a pretty collection, Janet.

Love the teapot. I can see why it's your pride and joy!

Have a great weekend,
Pam

Wenchy said...

I so love the teapot.

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What a beautiful teapot, all the pieces are very nice.

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

All of them so special and beautiful! I understand you, this teapot is amazing!
Maria

Judith said...

Oh Janet what a wonderful collection especially the teapot - I adore your collection. Take care, Judith

Karen Sherrill said...

What a lovely tea pot...you have a very sweet brother ;o).

Karen

Jeanette said...

Oh wow, how stunning is that teapot!!

FeeBeeKay said...

Hi there! Just wanted to say how gorgeous I think your pewterware is - that teapot is a real treasure. It looks so tactile (perhaps the word I mean is ergonomic??) - as if the handle would be a perfect fit in ones hand. Hope it brings you lots of joy! Have a lovely weekend, FeeBeeKay!

pam said...

Lovely tea pot.

Linda C said...

You have a beautiful collection- I love the teapot:)

Linda C

Kelli said...

What a lovely collection...the teapot is so sweet!
~Kelli
P.s Thank you for the birthday wishes!