Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Moving is a pain the neck, but sometimes there are little rewards along the way which make it all worth while. Here's a butterfly tray which Gary's mother, Ellen, loved. We've kept the tray through the years. The tray dates from the 1920s and may have been made in Brazil where vibrant winged butterflies are numerous. I can't imagine having the patience to make such a tray, painstakingly laying down each butterfly wing in this intricate pattern. The wings are then covered with glass to protect them and a wooden tray with parquetry is added as a surround. Stay tuned for more hidden treasures we have yet to discover.