Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Little Things

Welcome to one of the favorite memes of lovers of old, retro and vintage. It is hosted every week by the fabulous Suzanne at Coloradolady. Click here to see all the wonderful things others are sharing this week.

I have some small vases I would like to share with you this week.









The little vase in the middle was found in a box lot at an auction. Who knows what item the box held that I got me to bidding. The other two vases were bought at the local flea market.



I have no idea what it was in the box that had me bidding at the auction. After getting home, I found this little thing buried in the bottom. It is mostly white with a splash of light green on one side and is only three inches high. I love its classic shape.

The whimsy of this vase is what drew me to it. The price of fifty cents didn't hurt either. It is five inches tall from the base to the tip of the middle finger.

I should have put a flower in it so you could see it looks like a hand is holding the flower.

This little vase is four inches high. I love the colors. The red flower stands out on the base.

Here is the back. It says "PAT-PNG. O.P.CO. ZAN.O" I know that the first letters mean patent pending, but a search using the other letters lead me no where. Below the letters is some lovely scroll work.

Thanks for visiting me this week. Make sure you hurry over to Suzanne's. Tell them I sent you.

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27 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Bea, I just love your vases. The last one with the flower is so pretty, the colors are so vibrant. And what a lovely surprise to find that cute little vase in the bottom of a box...great find!! Have a great week.

LV said...

What unique vases! I have never seen any like these. You post is very imformative.

Postcardy said...

I love the hand!

I think the "O" on the last one probably means Ohio.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy VTT.. i love the hand too!

Roslyn said...

The hand is my favorite too, very quirky!

Vicky said...

yes, I vote for the hand too.
have a great day Bea.

Marie Reed said...

What a wild hand vase! Are the fingers sized so that you can keep rings on it too?

Keetha said...

All these vases have such interesting shapes.

I can't tell scale from your pictures, but wondered if the hand vase could double as a ring holder.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What pretty vases, I really like the flowery one.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love having all different shapes and sizes of vases on hand too.
LOVE THE HAND!!! SO cute.

Becky said...

Bea - the Hand is so very cool!

HAppy VTT!

ClassyChassy said...

Love the hand! Bet you could sell it real easy today to one of your viewers!!!

Donna said...

Love the hand too!!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Great vases but the one with the red flower I just totally dig!

penny-wise people said...

Very pretty - precious treasures!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, I adore that one vase with the red flower! I definitely would have bought that myself. I started collecting pottery several months ago, and I just love it!

Susan said...

Hands down, the hand wins popularity, haha, but I love the blue and red colors of the last vase.

Jewelgirl said...

Adorable little vases perfect for
violets! Love the hand vase too!

mub said...

That hand vase is so interesting, I've never seen anything like it before! My mom has a little teeny crystal vase and I think it is my very favorite vase because it's so tiny and cute! Perfect for violets.

viridian said...

Interesting! I have not seen a vase like that hand vase.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Cute vases!

I think the "O" means Ohio, too. And isn't there a Zanesville, Ohio? So maybe that's what that part means. And the "CO." probably means "company". I love trying to figure out things like this!

mannequin said...

Oh Bea... the little hand vase is adorable. I'd love to see a picture of her holding a flower, I'll bet it's delightful! I'd probably become obsessed with changing different types of flowers to see which looked best.
It's better that I don't own that hand vase. :)

Amy said...

Those are lovely bea :-)

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love those little vases, especially that first one-- a tiny perfect little ginger jar! How cute.

The hand is very neat -- I'd be tempted to put it by my sink and put my handled scrubber in it! :-P

Thanks for visiting That Old House... glad to hear from another nutter who is being ruled by an old house! BTW I scrolled down thru other posts and I LOVE your tea towels... they are just so charming. But nothing's as cute as that grandson. Oh my oh my. I think I'm going to be 1,000 years old before I get one of those!

Cass

Patty said...

Oh, I just love these especially the one with the flower. When I see something small like this, I always want to get a dollhouse and start filling it with little things. Thanks for sharing these!

Miri said...

I thought the hand was a glove holder :) Love your vases!

elsa said...

i'm sorry that it took me so long to get here!

those are lovely vases- very unique. would have loved to see the hand with a flower in it!