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Friday, March 6, 2009

In the Pink!


For today's pink Saturday post, I am sharing a vase that I love. The vase is Noritake & has the nippon mark, which dates it to about 1949. It is beautifully handpainted, I think the signature reads T. Ikeno. I bought it @ a thrift store many years ago for $10. I saw it on the shelf, w/ it's mate (for there were 2 of them!), from clear across the store. Before I made it to them, another lady picked them both up & examined them....putting one back & keeping the other. I practically knocked her down getting to it (not really!) & always wondered why she put this one back. It's in perfect condition w/out a mark or blemish on it...maybe 10 bucks was all she had on her. Maybe she was being generous w/ her beautiful finds & left one for someone else..whatever the reason, I have always been glad that I was in the right place @ the right time. Isn't it beautiful?


Come w/ me to Beverly's @ How Sweet the Sound & see who else is in the pink today.

30 comments:

Knittings Nice! said...

What a beautiful delicate vase....just right for this time of year with thoughts of summer to come.

Stacey said...

Your vase is beautiful. Looks like a real keepsake.

HoneyB said...

Beautiful Vinty!

Faith said...

very pretty, love the roses and colors right up my ally...the lovely lady, is that a head vase...lovvvvvve those pearls...I am looking for one of those lovely ladies.....so classic

salmagundi said...

That vase is beautiful!! I would have broken my neck getting to it before someone else did. How fortunate the other person only picked up one. Sally

Femin Susan said...

that vase looks gorgeous.

Liz said...

Oh Cami! It is really beautiful!
Have an awesome weekend!
~Liz

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Cami,
What a beautiful vase!!! Well I'm glad you were able to get at least one of them what a blessings. That was such a treasure to find for only ten dollars. Thanks for sharing.

Hugz Lorie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Cami! That is a lovely vase... so delicate and pretty and pink! Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ginger said...

You were lucky to get that vase for $10. It's beautiful.

Terri and Bob said...

Beautiful!!

I am having to make my blog private. If you would like to be a part of my readership, please email me at steffes3@embarqmail.com

Sorry, I know it is a pain.

Katy said...

Beautiful! It has such a nice romantic feel to it.

Great score on the Nipon mark; it's very hard to find.

philben5 said...

Love it!!!
Blessing
Roxanne

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful vase! Happy PS a little late!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Cami what a beautiful vase. The roses are so pretty
Alison

tardevil said...

Beautiful! Two would have been twice as nice. I can just see them now on opposite ends of a mantle.

Miss Janice said...

Love that pink vase and I love that head vase in front also!

Sassy said...

I love the vase...anything with pink roses on it...I fall in love! I also ♥ the little lady setting there so pretty by the side of it...

ann said...

Yes and I love your head vase also.And it would be my bet,$10.00 was all she could afford....Ann

Melissa Miller said...

That is so pretty Cami!

I hope all is well.
I see you haven't posted anything in a while.

Happy St Patty's Day! :)

Chrissy said...

Very pretty indeed, so girly and dainty!!!

jen said...

Gorgeous!

tam said...

Hello Cami! That vase is beautiful-what a lucky find! And love the gorgeous rose in your header too! have a wonderful weekend~Smiles~Tam!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Pretty pink things you have there! Come check out my giveaway!
Thanks,
DebraK

Sandi said...

Oh my goodness! I would have swooped that right up too ! It is absolutely gorgeous and what a great price!!
Blessings!

Sandi said...

Oh my goodness! I would have swooped that right up too ! It is absolutely gorgeous and what a great price!!
Blessings!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cami, I miss you! Just dropped by to see if you're okay. I haven't seen you lately, and I just wanted to check on you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

niartist said...

That vase is so beautiful - love it. Have a great weekend!

philben5 said...

O.K. so I am really starting to worry. You usually make your way by once a week or so and I see no posts for over 20 days. Are you o.k.? Thoughts and prayers
Roxanne

Liz said...

Hi Cami,
I just came by to say hi. Miss you girl. Hope all is well.

~Liz