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agphile

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2011 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

With snowdrops out in the garden it seems the right time to share this hasty snapshot of a small vase in oxidized silver by Angela Cork, bought from the maker a couple of years ago at a Goldsmith’s Hall Fair.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2011 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cute and inventive! Is it as thin as it looks? How does it stand upright?

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2011 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How charming!

I'm ready for some snowdrops now.

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doc

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2011 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here in upstate NY, we have a different concept of snow drops in the yard!

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2011 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She calls this her small balloon vase - she also makes a larger size. You can have it oxidised or not. My wife felt that the small oxidised version would show off snowdrops particularly well. It is three eighths of an inch deep which is enough for it to stand upright. It is shaped and balanced to lean naturally at the angle in my picture.

You need a little scent funnel (provided) to get water into the container and you can't get more than two stems through the opening at the top of the outer band, but two is enough. We are pleased with it, of course, though we have yet to use it for anything other than snowdrops.

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2011 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doc

Your post arrived while I was typing mine and I'm now struggling with the upstate NY concept. Is it just the vision of drifts or clumps of snowdrops rather than a minimalist couple in a vase? If so, I see what you mean. Or is a naive Brit missing rather than taking the point?

PS After typing this it struck me that you may still be snowbound while ours has cleared

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iconnumber posted 02-07-2011 04:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A thread in another forum here is debating whether replying to one's own posts is the first sign of madness. In my case it must be, or else I must have been more than half asleep yesterday evening.

I have just measured the depth of the vase and it is actually less than half an inch so I have corrected my earlier post on this point. And I have only just noticed that Doc had snow and drops as two words, so the pun should have been clear to me from the outset.

Last night I had a dream in which our garden was under 6 foot of snow rather than the 6 inches we actually experienced. I assume my sub-conscious was trying to tell me I had been a bit thick.

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iconnumber posted 02-07-2011 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alas, agphile, we are still very much snowbound, with another 3-6 inches of "snow dropping" this evening! It will be several months before we have the opportunity to see lovely little white blooms, so it was a pleasure to see yours!

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iconnumber posted 09-25-2014 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This Summer Angela Cork has been the silversmith in residence at Belton House, one of my favourite National Trust properties. If you haven’t seen it already when visiting the Goldsmiths Hall site, this little film might be interesting:

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-25-2014 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's fabulous short video. Thanks so much for the link.

If/when the video disappears from the Internet I have a copy that can be posted... just let me know.

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