Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Floral White Wednesday

While I don’t often do cut flowers - preferring to see them blooming with life - I seem to have acquired a number of floral vases and pots, particularly those with an iris motif. I thought White Wednesday would be a good chance to dust them off and thrust them into the sunshine for a moment of glory!
Two of the vases have sentimental value, as they were bought for my mothers many years ago.

I chose the large, rounded vase for my mother-in-law on her birthday one year. She loved flowers and kept it filled most of the time. It is stamped ‘Kaiser of West Germany, designed by K. Nossek’.

The cylindrical vase is by Sadler of England, and became my mother’s favourite as soon as I gave it to her. Of course, I only saw it with flowers in it when I gave them to her…otherwise, it was put away in the cupboard, to be kept for ‘good’!
The other pieces are thrift store finds and none cost more than a dollar or so each..
This delightful little piece has flowers front and back and was made by Medley of San Francisco.

The ginger jar and small pitcher are made in Japan, and the two plant pots have no marks to incicate their origin.
I love the little vase below marked pulmonaria obscura. It is stamped, ‘Arabia Finland. Design by Esteii Tomula’

Like so many of our collectables, monetary consideration has very little to do with why we cherish them. These pretty pieces make me smile, and that is more than enough reason to place them on my window sill to admire...

For more White Wednesday, please drop by and visit
Kathleen at Faded Charm Cottage...



Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I love this lovely collection. Irises are my favorite flower:)So nice you have the vases that you had given to your mother and mother-in-law........must be lovely to remember their pleasure at the gift. I must come visit and see WHERE you house all your collections - I am curious:) White Wednesdays are fun!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lovely vases! They DO just seem to accumulate, don't they?

Drawn to The Sea said...

Together, all lined up, they create a little flower bed on your window sill. A really sweet collection. I love irises too, Lynette. My Grandmother had beautiful beds of the big bearded ones.

Happy WW :-)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

These treasures are so beautiful. And I love the sentiment behind the two for your Mothers... I have a few vases with painted flowers and I prefer to display them with NO flowers in them, I find they have their own beauty as they are... I agree on the flowers in the garden, I TOO have prefer to leave them for my daily strolls, BUT in the early spring and summer the PEONIES come in in "armfuls" especially if rain is predicted.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous treasures with us.

Tete said...

Your vases are so pretty. I love iris. You have such a nice collection and I like the ones that have meaning to them. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog!
Hugs- Tete

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh such lovely vases. I love the iris graphics. ~~Sherry~~

Betty Jo said...

Lynnette each piece is gorgeous. It's nice to meet you and thanks so much for visiting my new photo blog. I'm now a follower of yours. ♥

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What Beautiful Vases ~ A Treasure & Beauty, whether filled with Sweet Flowers or Not.... Certainly a Treasure ~ Have a Wonderful week

Rebecca said...

Nice line up of vases-Happy WW!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Great collection - soo soft and sweet looking - nice pieces!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely collection, Lynette! One of the first corsages I ever received from a boy was one with irises. I felt SO grownup! ;-) And you're right, some of my favorite finds have absolutely nothing to do with monetary value. But finding them at a great price makes them all the sweeter.

Just checking in from my blog break and plan to be back blogging full time in September. Lots going on here demanding my attention. Life can be a jealous mistress at times. ;-)

Have a wonderful week...


Sheila :-)

Virginia said...

Lovely collection!!!

fawndear said...

Blissfully Beautiful vases.

Tickled Pixie Pink that you'll be joining our Second Star Adventure.


Meandu said...

Great collection. Irises really are a beautiful flower. I enjoyed my visit and am glad that I found your blog.