[Mccoypottery-talk] Someone destroyed a McCoy

Loretta A. Payne-Nelson rett@netreach.net
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:31:01 -0400

Walter:  When I first learned to Tole Paint you are so right about 
'painting on old stuff.  The instructor actually told us to look for an 
old watering can in the garage, etc.    Since I didn't have enough 
confidence to do that, I would just pick up scrap wood to learn.   When 
I got good at painting, I had learned not to destroy authentic pieces.  
Lucky for me.

BigBVideo@aol.com wrote:

>I, too, shudder when I see something like that painted vase,  but keep in 
>mind that these pieces were originally very inexpensive and not considered any 
>kind of fine art. I'm acutally surprised that there aren't more pieces floating 
>around that have been painted or decorated in some way. In the 60's, my 
>grandmother went thru that tole painting phase, and she grabbed just about anything 
>she could get her hands on and painted her little designs. In her case, it was 
>mostly strawberries. McCoy, with its nice smooth finish, would have been a 
>good target. I don't know that she tole painted any, but I do know she chipped a 
>Lady with Bonnet wall pocket and grabbed her tole painting box and painted in 
>the red border that she knocked off. I have the piece now, and the border 
>doesn't bother me. Besides, given the date, her "repair" is almost an antique! LOL
>As for the gold vase, who knows, maybe putting it in the dishwasher will get 
>rid of most of it! It works for cold paint!
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