A few of days ago, Anne Marie asked what was in our living room curio cabinet. I gave a verbal reply, but it dawned on me that I should give a little tour. So here goes, from the top down...
Top shelf are Godfrey heirlooms. The two small silver boxes in the middle David made in a jewelry class he took in college.
As you see, the heart of the collection is a series of bunnies, penguins, and the occasional sheep in glass, wood, ceramic, semi-precious stones, etc. There's Lalique, Venetian glass, a Fabergé replica, malachite, quarts, Alaskan jade, two small bronzes - a bunny and a penguin - that belonged to my father. The tiny pieces you see on the black felt disk in the pic above range in size from 6/16ths" (a bit short of 1 cm) to 3/4" (c. 2 cm).
4th shelf down are a Godfrey tureen and, very tiny and right in the middle in front of the tureen, a scrimshaw salmon and puffin from Alaska.
On the 5th shelf are some special cobalt glass pieces; we gave most of the cobalt glass collection to friends when we moved from Lexington - just too much and nowhere to put it here. Don't worry, we kept more than enough.
At bottom is my Classical shelf. The piece in the middle is a high quality reproduction of a 5th-century kalyx from Athens. The paper sheep in the corner was one of a small flock that grazed on top of our wedding cake.