1.26.2011

Crazy About Crazing

What is crazing? According to Wikipedia it is a network of fine cracks on the surface of a material. You either love it or you don’t. I happen to love it. What’s not to love? It gives an ordinary piece some character.

old bowl4 copy

I just love the fine web like texture it has. I won’t be serving mashed potatoes in it at Thanksgiving. So the more cracks to me the better.

old bowl3 copy

We went to a few estate sales over the weekend. I wish I had gone earlier as so much was already gone. That’s the thing about estate sales. You either go early for a better selection or you go late for the markdowns. On Saturday everything was half off. How could I leave it behind?

old bowl2 copy



old bowl 5 copy
It will be great to keep loaded with fresh fruit. A pot of some lacy fern would look good too. It will fit in just great around here.

old bowl copy

Are you a fan of crazing or is it something you’d be dropping off at GW?

Come on be honest, I won’t be hurt.

Linking up with Kat @ Kat Eye View where she is discussing the rule of thirds. I think I'm partially following the rule for these shots.


see ya,

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33 comments:

  1. I like it! So why wouldn't you serve mash potatoes in it?

    I'm loving your shots.

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  2. You are a natural with photos...I really like them. I like craze too!

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  3. Beautiful! I can see why you couldn't leave it behind. I can't believe it made it to the mark-down stage! You have a great eye.

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  4. gorgeous! your pictures are fantastic and really show off the piece nicely. good find! :)

    kimberly.

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  5. I love it! And I love that vintage tablecloth too! I can't pass those things up at GW even though I hardly need more! :)

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  6. I love it! It's so full of character, and so much more interesting than a brand new piece. Yes, I can see it with a lacy fern, that would be gorgeous!

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  7. I guess I'm crazy about crazing too Anita. I never knew that is what it is called. Gorgeous bowl!

    -Rene

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  8. I love it. That bowl is perfection!
    Some forced bulbs would be pretty in that bowl, too. I'd say paperwhites, but we both know what those smell like. :)

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  9. Your photos look great Anita! I LOVE crazing and I love that bowl too. My favorite pitchers are crazed... the only bad thing about them is that the water filters into the cracks and it gets kind of yucky looking.

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  10. With crazing like that, I'd wonder about you if you left it behind!! I love crazing, it is like an old quilt, just perfect!

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  11. Very beautiful! I had no idea that that is what that was called. What a perfect bowl for all your fruit and trinkets!

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  12. i love it! It just adds so much character. I have several platters like this and they are my favorites! And I did not know the word crazing, so today I leaned something new - thank you!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

    I always thought it was a technique that was done to a piece. But I 'm gathering from this post that it's age? Is that correct?

    Oh if only we all LOVED our own wrinkles and cracks as well.

    xo
    ~Kolein

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  14. I WISH someone would drop it off to Goodwill, I love it!
    xo
    lynn

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  15. I so love it...it show how well loved it has been.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Oh, I love those tiny little cracks. They give character to just about anything. I love your bowl - what a find!

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  17. I love it!! I have a couple of bowls that look like that...I picked them up at an auction. I agree that it ads alot of character.

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  18. I am a fan of 'craisens' but never heard of this one. It looks great though. Love that blue mason jar too.

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  19. I really like the look of your bowl and by the way awesome pictures!

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  20. I didn't know the name of it before, but I adore that look. The more weathered, the better, in my eyes.

    I really need to go estate sale browsing with you. You have such an eye.

    Love the apples in the bowl. Perfect.

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  21. Yeah for crazing!! So cool... love all the little cracks!!

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  22. I love it!! I think it's perfect:)

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  23. I'm being honest... I would never pass that bowl up! Gorgeous!

    I'm so impressed with your photography! I like the first picture because the apples look like you could touch them. Awesome!

    Happy weekend to you!
    ~Michelle

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  24. Great ironstone piece, Anita... love the crazing! It looks beautiful with some fresh apples in it. :)

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  25. well. I think you know where I stand on this issue. What a gorgeous find that is. Really nice size and shape, not to mention the crazing.
    And your photos are great. The second one is cropped perfectly, makes for a very interesting image. And the last one has great focus and makes perfect use of DoF.

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  26. I dig the crazeing...I also love your photos! Have a great weekend. Debbie

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  27. Crazing is what makes a piece stand out for me! Love the look of old. I even have a new platter that was manufactured to mimic the used, crazed look. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  28. I love the crazing! I agree that it adds character. "Perfect" things don't much impress me anymore!
    Brenda

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  29. Oh yes..I love the crackly look too! I use my bowls tho...just hand wash..no dishwasher.
    Your pics are so "country farm house"...LOVE it!
    Debbie@lakehouse

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  30. Oh yeah the right kind of crazing is sheer perfection. And this bowl certainly falls in that category. Great find!

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  31. I had no idea that there was a name for that type of finish. This is why I love blogging, I'm always learning new things.

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  32. Thanks so much for linking in to Exploring with a Camera Anita! I agree, you play around with the rule of thirds a lot in these images, never quite following it perfectly. And it works! This just shows the flexibility of this "rule."

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