It's time again for "Friday Pretties", hosted by Joyce at http://iloveprettylittlethings.blogspot.com/ . I've been traveling the past two weekends and haven't been able to particpate, so I'm excited to be able to join in on the fun again. Thank you, Joyce.
A few years ago, I went through a period of collecting "Head Vases." Head vases, generally showing a woman from the shoulders up, were used by florists primarily in the 1950s and 1960s. Made in a variety of sizes and often decorated with imitation jewelry and other lifelike accessories, the vases were manufactured in Japan and the U.S.A. Less elaborate examples were made as early as the 1930s.
Here are four of mine ....
This vase is based on the artwork of Frances Hook, who is one of my favorite artists. A little girl holding a white kitty ... so very "me"!
I won this vase on ebay .... such a sweet and gentle face
This little girl in the pink bonnet was a birthday gift from my sister Bonnie ... what a wonderful surprise to open my package and see this lovely face staring back at me.
I bought this little praying girl at an antique mall the day after my nephew Matthew's wedding.
And here are all four vases, lined up on my table. They sort of look like Sisters, don't they? Wouldn't it have been wonderful to have received a floral delivery that included such beautiful vases?
On a somewhat similar vein, here is a Manhattan window display ....
And lastly, here are my own white kitties .... Victoria Lynn and Sara Lee
Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to go to Joyce's blog to follow the links to more Friday Pretties.