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Battersea Bilston English enamel boxes

From William Bunch Auctions and Appraisals of Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania,  found on AuctionZip,  was a collection today of Battersea Bliston English enamel boxes. From Taylor B. Williams Enamels found at comes a vast amount of information and photographs about these beautiful little boxes. Here is a short quote from their website: Perhaps there is nothing in all of English Decorative Arts that has continued to charm and fascinate the collector as much as English enamels on copper. These Georgian enamels were made in England less than a hundred years, from about 1750 to about 1840. These small enamels, usually little boxes for the taking of snuff or tiny ones for the applying of beauty-spots (known as "patches" two hundred years ago), were often given as tokens of affection or esteem, little love-gifts or "Trifles". Please visit their fascinating website for a treat. Here are photos of some of the Battersea  Bliston Engl

Type of house I am looking for to fill with primitives

This house is in Alabama but has sold.  It is exactly the type of house that would show my primitives.  I would not mess with the walls....maybe three coats of clear varnish, nothing else.  The WALLS are almost like a MUSTARD color. Beautiful !!!! Dennis Severs's house in London is the feature of a book called 18 Folgate Street.   He created a time warp house. To enter it is like going back in time to the 1700's.  No one talks during the tour. The "family" who lives there is just not home. They even play recordings of horses clopping outside.  This house has that same capability.  Yes, I would carefully fill in the missing plaster but match it to what is already there, then varnish the entire room. 

Alabama Snow Noon on December 8th

I can handle SNOW about 2 days every 10 years or so !!      That's it.  View from upstairs window of roof of house addition.