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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Vintage Pottery, Puppy Pictures, & Giveaway Reminder

Hi everyone, how was your day?
 I am so excited!  My mom just gave me this gorgeous Roseville pottery piece yesterday!  It was a wedding gift to her and my dad back in the 40's.  I've admired it for years, and she always told me that one day it would be mine.  I am in love with the shape, the colors, and the gorgeous water lily, that is on both sides.  I will treasure it always, and one day pass it on to someone else in our family!
 So today I thought I would arrange it on my antique hutch in our living room, along with several other vintage pottery pieces that I already have.
 Did I tell you how much I love this?!  Now I think that I "need" a few more Roseville pieces so that I have an official collection!
 Among the pottery, I tucked a few favorite accessories, like my glass cloche.  Nestled inside is a real bird's nest, some moss, and several of my faux bird eggs that I created.

 I found this gorgeous McCoy green planter a few months ago while out thrifting.  I really love the raised leaf and berry motif.
 A pair of sweet little birdies poses in front of a vintage aqua gravy boat that I picked up recently.
 I really love the shape and color of this cute little aqua creamer, also a gift from my mom a few years ago.
 The other pieces are vintage as well, with the exception of the cream colored urn on the lower shelf.
I'm not sure howe long I'll keep the arrangement like it is, I think a bit of tweaking is in order.
But for now I am really loving it.  
Here's Katie taking a break on our  her bed!
 Being a cute little puppy sure takes alot of energy!

 "I can hardly keep my eyes open, mama!"
 "Can we please just get this photo shoot over with, so that I can have my little cat nap?"
Just as a reminder, if you have not already entered my 
"Paris in Spring Time" giveaway, be sure to do so!  I'll be drawing and announcing the name of the winner either this Thursday or Friday.  You can enter here.
Au revoir!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Donna this Roseville piece is gorgeous. I love that it came from you mom!! It looks great on your shelves with the other pottery! I too think you need more Roseville!!! I'm all about enabling others!! :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

PS Tell Katie that it's hard work being a cute puppy, but she does it so well!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh how gorgeous!! I love the treasure your mother passed on to you. I love that shape too. Your hutch is simply beautiful with your wonderful Roseville Collection. Everything just looks so pretty with the gorgeous tone of the hutch.
Katie is such a little doll baby. I could just kiss her to pieces.

Thank you for stopping by. This is the first for me to get on the computer since early this morning. I have been working on the laundry sewing room and today got all the cabinets painted. I'm pooped!!

Have a great evening~
Hugs, CM

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a special treasure from your mother. That Roseville pottery is gorgeous. Love all our vignettes in your hutch. Katie is such a sweetie. I want to scoop her up!

Okio B Designs said...

Such pretty blue pieces! How nice of your mom! And how cute is your pup?!


Blondie's Journal said...

I love your new piece, Your mother is a doll for passing this on to you. Your cabinet is just bursting with beautiful pottery!

Katie is getting so big and cuter than ever. I know you just want to eat her up!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a special gift, Donna! And the aqua pottery is beautiful on your wonderful old hutch!

Bente said...

So beautiful, Donna. Love the color.
Katie is growing and she sure have a good life there with you. I suppose she is not very spoiled. (smile)

Have a nice day Donna

Japolina said...

I love the arrangement and the pieces

Tete said...

Love all the pretty things in your cabinet! Love the colors. I think you are on your way to a lovely collection.
I wonder what Katie did to get that tired? LOL- keeping you on your toes for sure! She gets cuter every time you post her. Who couldn't fall in love with that face? Just so pretty. I hope that's a king size bed, cause you know she's going to get bigger...glad I have a toy poodle.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congrats on the gorgeous Roseville piece!!! It looks perfect among your other vintage pieces. I think your vintage gravy boat is Harlequin by Homer Laughlin...love the color! Your Katie is a cutie!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Katie is so precious!
My mom told me that she had tons of Roseville she had as wedding presents and got rid of it!!!!!!
Luckily I found one piece in my Grandmother's things.
Love the hutch and of course the McCoy!


Magnifiques pièces et Katie est si mignonne !!!

xoxo from PARIS in the spring