Need a helping hand?

February 15th, 2009 in member junk     
Faeryhollow Faeryhollow, member
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I found a box of porcelain glove forms at a junque shop several years ago, and have found many clever uses for them. My dear mother-in-law, who was a professional porcelain artist, painted one of them with beautiful violets.
This one holds my rings on my dressing table. I see these forms in shops frequently, and there are many things that you can use them for.
A plain one holds the sponge, and a smaller cobalt blue glass hand holds the vegetable brush in the kitchen next to the sink.
I got this brass stand with hand clips at a thrift store, and it holds my lacy gloves.
This hand is a great place to hang my tapestry and petitpoint evening purses. Note the little oval picture on the wall has the Victorian scrap hand to carry the theme further. Of course, it was a thrift shop find also, as was the oil lamp and china potpourri dish.
I found a box of porcelain glove forms at a junque shop several years ago, and have found many clever uses for them. My dear mother-in-law, who was a professional porcelain artist, painted one of them with beautiful violets.

I found a box of porcelain glove forms at a junque shop several years ago, and have found many clever uses for them. My dear mother-in-law, who was a professional porcelain artist, painted one of them with beautiful violets.


I must have a fondness for the graceful female hand, as I have realized that I have many of them in different forms around the house. They come in quite "hand-y" by providing a way to hold items that I use frequently.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, organizer, kitchen, bedroom, hands

Comments (10)

MelHow writes: Those porcelain hands are lovely - I like them very, very much... Posted: 11:49 pm on February 18th
irishrovr writes:
There are just too many puns I can think of for these - so I'll just say they're LOVELY!!! What a great find!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:29 am on February 17th
Chovey writes: Your hands are so very nicely delicate! I, too, love hands!! I only have a couple. I've just started my 'collection'. I also like doll body parts and have just started picking these up as well.
cynthia Posted: 8:35 pm on February 16th
fellowjunker writes: Whoa.........I have been looking for one of these hands for ages to no avail. Lucky you.........what a great find.
xojanis Posted: 11:06 am on February 16th
MimiToria writes: Lucky you! I love your porcelain hands as found. They have such beauty and shape to them. As a jewelry designer, these really pull on my heart strings.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful finds!
Gretchen Posted: 10:48 am on February 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a fantastic find! It looks like you've put them to good use too.
Candy Posted: 8:26 am on February 16th
grannijo writes: Very nice!..you are lucky..people up north don't get rid of that kind of stuff or I'm never in the right place at the right time...love them!...you display so beautiful!..sharon Posted: 7:49 am on February 16th
SantaClaus writes: Oops - that should be "too" Posted: 7:00 am on February 16th
SantaClaus writes: I have one of these two - I keep it on my desk to attach my notes! Posted: 6:59 am on February 16th
texasjunkermom writes: All so beautiful and useful.Very feminine. What a great re-purpose for some of the ones you have. Others just look great. Don't you love re-sale and thrift shops? They have the greatest things and you're helping others by buying (as if I needed a reason!). Posted: 10:09 pm on February 15th
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