Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vintage, Yellow Roseville!

I love vintage pottery, especially the brands produced in Ohio. Roseville, Weller and Hull are some of my favorites. This pair of Vintage, Yellow vases were a gift from my parents and I've had them for at least twenty years. 
 The vases were known as Cornucopias. I've always wondered just exactly how they arranged flowers in them because of the angle of the throat. I really should experiment and see for myself.

This pattern is known as Bittersweet. Maybe I'll see if I can find some branches of real Bittersweet and arrange them in the vases and incorporate them into my Fall decorating! Doing a little research, I discovered the Bittersweet pattern was also manufactured in a pretty Minty Green and Rose, which was actually a combination of blue and pink. 
 Here is a shot of the bottom of the vase with the Roseville mark and serial number. I'm guessing the black marks identified the craftsman who actually painted the vases. 

 I also wanted to share these really cool arrangements I spotted yesterday in a gift shop.

I think these would be so easy to make! They are just bundles of sticks wrapped in ribbon and adorned with little pinecones, leaves and flowers. They were probably about 2-1/2' to 3' tall  and had a hefty price of $65!
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be linking this to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
and 
Alphabe Thursday at Jenny Matlocks for the letter Y

12 comments:

  1. Wow..those vases are so unusual. Love the color...great treasure to have!

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  2. My mom would love the vases. Bright yellow is one of her favorite colors.

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  3. Lovely pieces fellow Buckeye:)

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  4. So brightly awesome and what an amazing vintage color of YELLOW!

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  5. I love Roseville and treasure my pieces. Yours are absolutely beautiful!

    xo
    Claudia

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  6. Those vases are most unusual Nan. I've never seen any like them. I have a Weller apple vase and jardiniere that were my MIL's. Aren't we lucky to have cherished items passed down to us by those we love?
    Back to pinning. BTW-I love all of the houses you pin...are you preparing to build or just dreaming like I do?
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  7. My mum has a vase like that, in green. I don't think I've ever seen flowers in it - perhaps she finds the shape awkward too.

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  8. I always linger over the display cases of Ohio pottery at the antique malls. What a treasure to own these two beautiful vases. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Indian Summer where you are. Blessings, Elizabeth

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  9. What a treasure you have there! I love yellows that are warm and buttery...

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  10. Those are beautiful! I can envision gladiolas in them!

    And that bottom arrangement is really interesting. Are you going to attempt to make something similar? I'd love to see a tutorial on that!

    Thanks for a lovely link for Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y".

    A+

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