Croquet anyone?

January 13th, 2010 in member junk     
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I love this old set of Croquet balls that weve had forever. They were in a back storage closet in our workshop and they are too pretty to keep hidden.
They sit in a couple of walnut hand turned vessels that my son made and then tossed in his scrap pile because he didnt like the way they turned out! The goblet is beautiful, and I LOVE the unfinished bowl just the way it is. He thinks Im nuts for keeping them - I think hes nuts for throwing them out!
If you look about the lamp in this pic you can see another piece that he also considered  to be a dud on my shelf! I SO disagree! Its made of eucalyptus wood and makes the whole house smell really good!
I love this old set of Croquet balls that weve had forever. They were in a back storage closet in our workshop and they are too pretty to keep hidden.

I love this old set of Croquet balls that we've had forever. They were in a back storage closet in our workshop and they are too pretty to keep hidden.

My son taught himself the art of wood turning and these were a couple of pieces that he tossed in the scrap pile because he didn't like the way they turned out. I, on the other hand, snapped them up! I think they make the perfect home for our old croquet balls!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, centerpiece, wood, artwork, eclectic, , whimsical, croquet balls

Comments (18)

FOUND_AnnArbor writes: Love the way you've displayed the croquet balls. Any idea on how to repurpose the mallets? I have dozens.... Posted: 5:16 pm on March 7th
OnEaglesWings writes: Well, I think the bowl and goblet look great...and to think that he taught himself....very talented young man! Also love your collection of croquet balls...great colors and patina.

Susie Posted: 6:45 pm on February 2nd
Prior writes: I love your son's creations, glad you save them and love the colors of the croquet balls... Lezlee Posted: 11:21 pm on January 14th
roadtriplouise writes: A beautiful display made from special treasures your son made, wonderful together!! Posted: 7:45 pm on January 14th
Christina_S writes: Love how the wood and croquet balls work together, wonderful display! It is hard not to be overly critical of your own work, I think your son's pieces turned out great. Posted: 2:56 pm on January 14th
JunkArchitect writes:
It’s amazing how well the croquet balls turned out. Your son should be congratulated and put back to work on the lathe.

Posted: 11:24 am on January 14th
junkermidge writes: I have some croquet balls exactly like that too! I love the bright, cheerful colors. They look so great on your shelf --just like the pieces your son made. Glad you vetoed him and saved those.
Midge Posted: 8:55 am on January 14th
oldnews writes: Patti - the lampshade in the last pic was originally one of those old cane lampshades left over from the 70's! I took the brown ugly wicker caneing off and then used fabric scrap strips about 1 1/2 inches wide, knotted (you could sew, but knotting is easier!) together, then woven in and out of the wire lamp skeleton. push them tightly together and keep going until it's filled. Done! Posted: 4:26 pm on January 13th
chippingcharm writes: Wow, thanks for another peek into your very creative (and inspiring) home...I bet you just love walking in the door! Glad your son got the "creative gene" too! Love the bowls and the balls. Laurel Posted: 3:48 pm on January 13th
54girl writes: Love the way you displayed the croquet balls!!! And the fact that your son did the wood pieces makes it even more special.Nice save! Mary Posted: 12:28 pm on January 13th
MakinItHappen writes: Your whole wall looks beautiful. Love all the wood things. Posted: 11:41 am on January 13th
upyourattic writes: Looking good - the wood is fabulous! Love the croquet balls ~ Is that a handmade lampshade in the bottom right or umbrella or what? It looks interesting!


Posted: 11:39 am on January 13th
fellowjunker writes: Love the vintage croquet balls....and I am impressed with your son's work...wood turning is not easy...his pieces are impressive.
Happy day Marie.
xojanis Posted: 11:27 am on January 13th
RustyDiva writes: I was gonna say that looks like talent runs in the family but Kathy beat me to it! How proud you must be that he has an artistic side ~ great job. I would have saved them too! I spy some other stuff on your shelves that I'm drooling over too. Thanks for the peek. Posted: 11:21 am on January 13th
suewhitney writes: Yeah for orbs!!! I love old croquet balls and your son's cast-offs. Beautiful display!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:05 am on January 13th
alicemom writes: Marie,
Aren't children silly! They don't know what's wonderful! Good save. I think he must have gotten his talent from his Mother. Love the whole wall of displayed goodies!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:11 am on January 13th
SnowmanHill writes: I love vintage croquet balls. I have had many of them, and always end up selling them in our booth. They look great in the wood bowl, it doesn't take away from the colors, so fun!

dana Posted: 8:57 am on January 13th
shabbychick writes: Marie - I see there's another very talented person in your household - what great pieces your son created (even if he didn't like them so much) - good call saving them and displaying them so proudly!

I love the vintage colors of the croquet balls - what a nice addition. I've got some of those too - may have to dust them off and brighten things up a bit!

Have a great day!

Kathy Posted: 6:48 am on January 13th
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