Umm how is it Friday again? I seem to have wasted an entire week!
Anyway joining on Julia’s ‘Hooked On’ series here is mine Sid Dickens Memory Blocks. I started collecting them when I was living in Vancouver back in 1997. They are made of hand crafted plaster and have a porcelain finished which are deliberately aged to give them a antique look.
They are really versatile you can move them about and you can use them in any room. In comparison to most art they are incredibly affordable – check ebay for examples. My favourite retailer is Casa Bella in California, who frankly do a much better service than anyone I’ve found in the UK, so I get them shipped in from there.
If you want to see some beautiful examples of how they can be used, check out DJFargo’s Photostream on Flickr – they are absolutely stunning and Suzie’s Blog she has done some beautiful displays with her collection.