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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vintage Lady Head Vase

These lovely head vases were made back in the 30's and 40"s to hold a small floral arrangement,  jewelry,  or anything little that was on a ladies dressing table.   I decided to make a little arrangement in her "head" from some roses that I had cut from one of our rose bushes yesterday.   The roses were already starting to dry on the bush,  but I thought they could still be used in a floral design.
I put her on a shelf in the lit cabinet that is in the small dining room.    I pass this cabinet 100's of times during the day and can really enjoy her there.
I bought her last Saturday at the auction.....no one else bid....and I got her for $2.50.
She has a little sister on one of the other shelves in the cabinet.   I got her at the auction a while back,   and I can't for the life of me remember what I paid for her!    I'm sure it was less than $10.
Isn't she a cutie!
I tried my little lady on my dressing table in the utility room.....yes, I do my make up and hair in the utility room......but, I can't enjoy her as much there.   (too many pj days that I don't  put on make up or do my hair,  or do laundry.......lol)
But in the end......


I liked her the best in the cabinet.  


xoxo,   Penny




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31 comments:

  1. I love head vases and have many. $2.50 was a great price!

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  2. My Mom loved head vases and had a few. I don't know what happened to them but YOURS are so sweet. Love the one in the cabinet. xo Diana

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  3. I love her with the roses! $2.50 was a steal. Her little sister is adorable.

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  4. I don't think I've ever seen one of these. I do love things that make me giggle. I'll have to keep my eye out for one.

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  5. I love those vintage head vases. I just made my own wacky version out of mosaic plates.
    Kathy

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  6. Your roses make her so much more alluring. I love the look of them. Wish I could buy some artificial ones just like them, but alas, only nature makes those roses. Lovely!

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  7. She's now wearing a large floral hat. Very fitting for her style. Love it.

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  8. Hello Penny
    She is divine !!!! and I can't believe the price of $2.50 - lucky you!
    I love the vintage biscuit barrel in the last photo too - I've always wanted one of those!
    Visiting from Liz's Fresh Cut Friday - lovely to meet you!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  9. Penny you find the best treasures. I haven't seen one of these for 30 years. I always enjoy your posts they make me happy, thank you.

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  10. Your head vase looks wonderful with the roses and fits in perfectly in the china cabinet. I've seen these before but never with flowers in them- it really makes them stand out more with the flowers!

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  11. I remember seeing those everywhere when I was a teen. Wild to see things like that around.

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  12. Hi Penny,
    I love your little lady! :) You really got a great deal. I have seen them at much higher prices! She is so cute... she looks good where ever you put her.
    A darling addition for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)
    Thank you for joining in!
    ~Liz

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  13. I remember giving my Mother a lady head vase for Mother's Day when I was a little girl. She still has it. Yours is delightful in your china cabinet -- and you got a great deal! Aren't auctions fun?

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  14. I think I like her more because you got such a great bargain. She looks lovely - love the whimsy of her having a younger sister!

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  15. Perfect combination, pretty lady with roses.

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  16. Those Vintage Head Vases always catch my Eye... so Nostalgic and Fun! And what a great 'Score' you had getting such Deals!!! Spring Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  17. Love those vases!! Had so many opportunities to buy them long time ago and never did..now I think it was a mistake!! Look how cute they look!!! Thank you for sharing them ith us today, Penny!

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  18. Lovely head vases!! I went to an auction a few years ago that had a large head vase collection. The price for each head vase soared above $40.00, so I was out.

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  19. Hi, Penny! I'm your next-door-neighbor on Pink Saturday this week! You got a really great deal on that pretty little lady. I love it that you used the dried roses for her "hat." They really make it look like a fancy "Sunday-go-to-meeting" hat!!!

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  20. Love head vases!! They are hard to find around here and when you do, they cost an arm and a leg!!
    She looks perfect there.....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  21. Love everything Penny, so beautiful :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

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  22. She is so cute! I love lady head vases. What a steal of a deal, too!


    Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
    Ricki Jill

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  23. Sorry if I missed it but where did you find her? My mom had one just like it, would love to find a replacement for her. It was a very sentimental piece.

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  24. You got a great deal on a beautiful vase. I have one similar to your new lady, and this is a good reminder to get her out and use her with all my azaleas that are in bloom now.

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  25. A dealer at my mall has quite a collection of those on sale, and I have always thought they were interesting. Love how you gave her a pretty rose "hat". So cute!

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  26. She is perfect. I love finds like that! Thanks for linking up at the Sunday Soiree.

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  27. I need to go shopping with you!! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

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  28. Love your lady head vases, hadn't seen too many before. I got a few at little second hand store in Bowling Green, KY a few years ago. Still have them, stored out in shed as my display space is pretty short in our 16x80 single wide mobile home. In our house in KY had much more room for displaying my pretties. Almost got rid of lady heads but at last minute just couldn't. When I find the box they're in I'll have to bring some of my goodies in to put on shelves in l/r and on mantel shelf.
    Used to have a buffet hutch I'd display things on but no room in this house so sold hutch. Sure wish I hadn't. Also had a home made hoosier I bought in KY that we sold, boy could I kick myself for that. I'd have taken out couple kitchen cupboards to make room for hoosier. Hubs was bugging me to get rid of things before I had time to think. Loved that old hoosier, really miss it. Regrets don't bring things back tho. Love all your goodies.

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  29. Hi Penny,
    Love your Lady Head Vase. I collected Lady Head Vases for years. Recently sold a few on Ebay. Yours with the roses looks wonderful. I always get a ohhhh feeling when I see them.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  30. Hi Penny, I love the lady head vases. I have a dear friend that is a collector and I had the privilege of finding the Jackie Onassis head for her collection some years back. I think they're lovely.

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  31. Penny....I LOVE your pretty lady. She reminds me of my planter that I received when I was 7 or 8 from my aunt who sent it to me after I had surgery then. Mine is a wee bit different, but she is younger, too...1962 or 63. See you enjoy your lovely lady makes me anxious to get mine out of storage and use in a vignette.

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!!

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