a puppy and a teapot

That title almost sounds like the title of a children’s book…but it’s not.  It’s a real story of vintage pottery found in my stash.

I’m still putting things back in place, slowly but surely this too shall pass and things will be back to normal. Who am I kidding, normal is boring. Let’s just say things will be back in place. This would be a great time to raise my picket sign in protest to dusting. You see if I had not dusted since I moved everything, then it’s quite possible I would still have some memory (albeit an impression in the dust) as to where things were before I moved them. I should’ve taken a photo with my phone to have for quick reference.

Wouldn’t that have been smart?

Since I’ve been unearthing things from the depths of my closets, I’ve found a few little beauties that I forgot I had. Oldies but goodies…with a lot of history.

I love this little sweetie.  For as long as I can remember this cute little planter sat in my Granny’s bathroom.  I’m not sure when, but at some point in time, my Granny blessed me and told me I could have it.  I suppose these were very popular back in the early 60’s.

Although I’m not exactly sure of what they were used for, there is not much room for much of anything once dirt is added. Maybe a very small plant, but probably better for rooting plants rather than growing them.  There are no markings or stamps on this little cutie, so I’m not sure what company made her.  Doesn’t matter.  I don’t plan on selling this one.  She will be handed down to a special little girl… someday.

Then I found my teapot.  It’s been sitting safely in a cabinet.  It was really dusty so I pulled it down and cleaned it up.  I’m not sure if it’s rare or just hard to find details about it.  I’ve searched several places online to find out more about it, but so far I’ve come up empty.

Made by Arthur Wood of England it’s stamped #4204.  This side depicts a dinning scene and is titled “Mary and the fat Boy”

This side depicts a scene from Oliver Twist possibly.  It’s titled “Oliver asks for More”.  The glaze still holds it’s luster, the gold detail is still in tact, there is some crazing, which is to be expected with glazed pottery of this age.  It’s age is undetermined since I can’t find any information on this specific style, but I do know that it was given to my mom in 1959 from one of her aunts.   My mom gifted it to me when I was 16.   This is one of my favorite pieces in my collection of vintage pottery.  I’m not sure who will receive this wonderful little teapot, but it will be awhile before I let it go.  I still enjoy looking at it and using it in my decor.

In other news…

The winners for the Furnace Hills Coffee giveaway have been chosen and notified.  Congratulations to Autumn (entry #10) and Susan(entry #61)


4 thoughts on “a puppy and a teapot

  1. Congratulations to the winners.
    Very cute pieces and I love that they have a family history.
    AND that there is a special someone who obviously wants to continue the treasuring.

  2. Hi, I’m back. I hadn’t forgotten about you but had to go to Kansas to take care of my mom. She had a mild stroke on Jan.3 also my birthday. With the holidays and my mom, I didn’t have time to visit my blogs. Anyway, I’m here again, and I love the doggie and the teapot. You know in my mom’s house way up on a shelf are little figurine pots like this. When me and my brothers and sister were young, this is what a little ivy or something like that would come in from the flower shop. My mom kept them all. She has asked me if I want them, and I’ve always turned her down, but you know the next time I go home, I might just get them. They are really darling, and they all have a character to them. Have a great day Cindi

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