Friday, August 07, 2015

A Visit to StoneHouse Artifacts Gallery

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 I went to see our friend Lydia this afternoon.  She and her husband Kurt have a business called StoneHouse Artifacts   (this link takes you to their "Stone & Landscape Gallery)

They go to India and Myanmar and other points east to travel and also collect items to sell in their store.

One thing they find are these granite mortars and granite rice grinders.

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These Grain Grinders are made of stone.  These granite mortars are traditional and have been used for centuries in India and Southeast Asian countries.

For some reason,  I really want one of these.

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I decided that right now,  my "budget" allowed me to get one of the smaller mortars like you see in the center of this picture.  I haven't decided where I want to put it - probably in the back yard so I can see it when I leave the house. 

OK,  well, so the other reason is that those Grain Grinders are exceedingly HEAVY - and it will probably take two men or John with his hand truck and the trailer to get it home - I know it is too heavy to get in the trunk of the car that's for sure!!!  I can pick up one of the mortar bowls with one hand...

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Look at this lovely garden room that Kurt put together with benches and columns - Cool beyond belief.

So make sure you visit their website - and see all the other beautiful things that they have in their store!

And a BIG Thank you to Lydia for letting me use these lovely photographs off her web site, since I so stupidly left my camera at home! 



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