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    Christmas Turnings

    Here are a couple of Potpourri pots I made for Christmas to take to the Art Gallery. They are both claro walnut with Fleur-de-Lis lids from Craft Supply USA. They are smaller than the pewter lids but sure are pretty. I put a maple foot on one to raise it slightly and the wife thinks it looks pretty good. They are 5" across and 4" high. 6 coats of wipe on poly. Had to grab a couple of pic's quick as the Art Director called and wanted them now because she had a lady interested in both. Hopefully they sold. I had thought $45 but the Art Director said how about $72.50 ea. I said if you can get it go for it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Claro Walnut Potpourri Pots 1.jpg   Claro Walnut Potpourri Pots 2.jpg  
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    I like the footed one best of all.
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    nice pots . You said the tops are smaller than the pewter ones, how small are they if you don't mind me asking, as i really like the looks of them.

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    Very Nice Bernie.
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    Thanks for the kind comments. I just happened to order a couple of them at the urging of my wife. They are actually quite pretty.

    Stephen the opening for these is just about a 1/16" less the 2".
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    Bernie,

    Do you fill them with smelly stuff before you sell them?

    I do like them just being silly! I will not say form and finish just saying they are neat....
    Last edited by Paul Gallian; 12-02-2010 at 04:30 AM. Reason: forgot to add the compliment!
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    $72.50? Dang, I need to move to your part of the country. Lemme know if you can't keep up with the orders. I'll cut you in on 30%.

    Nice job on the potpourri pots, too.
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    Very nice on both pots. What a shine you got on them. And at 72.50 I would make another 12 or 20 for Christmas.
    Dennis

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    So Bernie if we all send you our stuff can you sell it for us too?
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    Nicely done Bernie!
    I like Claro Walnut as it really takes on a great finish.
    I too like the Maple foot, looks great.

    Les
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