Hooked on Friday


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.

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  1. Oh Liz

    Those are beautiful. I love the second grouping with the pink. I think I will have to go to ebay now 😉

    Have an nice weekend.

  2. Wow, they are really gorgeous. I love that they are so versatile and would look beautiful in any room! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I’ve been admiring them from a far for some time- I may need to finally break down and get a few and start my own collection-
    Thanks for sharing resources.
    Have a great day

  4. It is hard to believe another Friday has rolled around again, isn’t it? Where did this week go? (As my smart-aleck son likes to retort, “Into the past!”)

    These plaster blocks are so unique and interesting. Thanks for sharing them and joining in the blog-party fun today! 🙂

  5. I have also bought from Casa Bella out of California. They are very easy to deal with and fast shippers too! I also checked out DJFargo’s Photostream a while back and just loved all the shots!

  6. Of all the things people are hooked on this week, your addiction is at the top of my list. I have never seen these before but am totally in love with them now. Thanks for sharing them.