Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tole Painting • An Old New England Craft

My Nana (grandmother on m mother's side) was an independent, feisty, New England Yankee. She too was always creating. I remember her knitting, and completing various fabric work with needlepoint or crewel work. But the items created by her that I have on display in my home were created earlier in her life. She did a lot of tole painting which is a decorative style of painting added to everyday household utensils.

I have two metal trays embellished with flowers defined by brush stroke combinations. They are covered with a vanish yellowed by age, but none the less remind me of a remarkable woman.

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