This cast stone elephant is charming, isn't it? It is one of two that are part of the Hertzberg Circus Collection. For many years it and its companion stood in front of the former San Antonio Public Library at 210 W. Market Street. Everytime I walked by the building it never failed to make me… Continue reading The Little Elephant
My love of Blue Willow pottery drew my eyes to this piece immediately. While the blue and white designs on porcelain attracted me it was the images on each plate that kept me staring. Domestic scenes fill the porcelain plates - scenes of kitchen tables, living room couches and chairs, empty dining rooms, and dishes… Continue reading Gross Domestic Product
If you read my Doorway Into the Past blog then you know about the McNay Museum of Art that I featured there. Marion Koogler McNay bequeathed her Spanish Colonial-Revival home and surrounding 23 acres to be preserved as a museum of modern art. Her collection of 700 pieces of European and Southwestern art pieces formed the core… Continue reading Made of what?