Okinawa Time/Thursday Doors

To my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day!

For my niece and nephew overseas in Japan, this is a little belated if you consider the time differences, but I wanted to share the door pics they gratiously donated to my cause. But before I get to the photos, here’s my little “Thank You” for my nephew’s service to our country.

Thanks Zach for serving our country admirably and Thank you Evette for being such a great example of support! Love you guys!!
Thanks Zach for serving our country admirably and Thank you Evette for being such a great example of support! Love you guys!!

For the fans of things Handmade, this set of pictures should strike your fancy. The shop Evette visited was a nice little pottery shop and she did it justice with the photo finds. So without further ado, I present the pottery choices she discovered.

I believe these statues are Shisha Dogs and are used to ward off evil spirits.
I believe these statues are Shisha Dogs and are used to ward off evil spirits.

Not a grand door but I sure could use one of those umbrella holders after the rain we’ve had this year!

Maybe this is the main entrance? or the back entrance? But no shisha dogs guarding it. Once inside though you can see they are well protected with the line up on the shelf.

Personally, that slab table with all the pottery is something else!
Personally, that slab table with all the pottery is something else!
Something for everyone.
Something for everyone.
Pin cushions must be the purpose for these mini yarn balls. Very cute! Hint, hint -Grandma would love this!!
Pin cushions must be the purpose for these mini yarn balls. Very cute! Hint, hint -Grandma would love this!!
Lookie here at this display ya'll!! Buttons!!
Lookie here at this display ya’ll!! Buttons!!

My niece knows my weakness. These are a-door-able!! Thanks once again to my Air Force family for sending over some gems from Okinawa! See you guys soon!!

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Decipher This

Grain

File_000 (5) While digging through the button stash, these popped out at me. They are vintage and real wooden buttons. There’s also a note ‘written to self’ along one side.

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I can read “Cabinet Making WK for ????”

I wonder if you can decipher it? I enlarged the pic so you can see it better as well as the grain in the buttons. Now what can I use them for??