They say you should have nothing in your home that you don't know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. I'm working my way towards that. These are a few of my "keepers."
A Weather vane I found at a yard sale. I don't know what about it is beautiful to me, but I like it. At the moment, it's held up by a rat-tail candle.
This is a monkey's fist knot. I don't know what its purpose is supposed to be, but I was taken with its shape and texture.
And this is Hester, another yard sale find. Hester isn't beautiful in the conventional sense. In fact, she looks a bit like shes' about to stab someone. But she appeals to my sense of the ridiculous and the antique. I don't know how old she really is, but she seems pretty old to me. It's likely she once held a flag or something in her outstretched hand, and there's a hole at her base that makes me think she might have been up on a pole of some kind.