Buried within me, not very deep really, is a simple country girl that has a great appreciation for useful art. When I think of useful art the first thing that comes to my fibery mind is quilts and I have a couple in my home that are 50 or more years old. One from family and one that I consider a rescue from a thrift shop.
Other useful arts are things for everyday life. What country person does not keep an eye on the weather? Weather vanes besides helping a farmer to know which way the wind blows can be lovely too. How about kitchen art? After a day of baking all the bread, pies and maybe a cake or two had to be kept somewhere. A cabinet with punched tin doors and sides was the way to do that. Those cabinets allowed air flow and did a good job of keeping critters out of the baked goods.
Some artisans carry on the tradition of decorative tin work and you can find some of it in the shop SeventhChild on Etsy. I have a couple favorites in the shop. If you look around come back and let me know which ones you liked. I will wait for you right here.