Thursday, March 14, 2013

‘Made in the U. S. A.’ Treasure!

I was so happy to find a beautiful planter at the Thrift Store yesterday.

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I picked it right up and started to head for the check out (it was a QUICK trip).

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I looked at the price on the way and saw it was $3 and immediately thought…WOW…that’s a LOT!

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But after looking online a bit, I realize it was a GREAT deal! She’s stamped Designer and under that Made in the USA and has some wonderful glazing.

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I’ve moved her around to a few locations in my bedroom looking for the perfect spot.

I’m joining Time Travel Thursday ,

and Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

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Do you think she needs something in her planter top?

Or would you leave it open?

44 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't it funny when we think that three dollars is a lot. :-) Anyway, I think she would look good with lobelia (sp?) coming out of the top.

I'm having a spring sale on all my vegan, handcrafted soaps. Be sure to stop in and look around. :-)

Prims and Annies said...

what a great find! going to the thrift store can be so exciting..my latest find was a handmade pottery bowl..holds about 3 quarts...I emailed a pic to my daughter..who has spent over a thousand dollars on her pottery collection...and she recognized it right away...went on line and it sells for almost $60...I paid $3
Have a great day!!
Smiles and hugs
Maxie

Happy@Home said...

I can see why you couldn't pass her up. What a great find!
I would probably leave her as is, but on special occasions I might put pretty flowers in her. Maybe a beautiful Easter bonnet for Easter :D.

Vee said...

You've found yourself a real treasure I do believe. She is beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a lovely piece and I think I would leave it open. :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

She is so pretty I like her just the way she is. Great deal!

Simply Shelley said...

That was a buy indeed....I have seen those same ones price for $65.00 at the Antique Malls here in Texas....she looks great in your home...blessings

Parsley said...

Oh I love her!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

She would be beautiful planted or not!!

Leave It To Davis said...

They say you lose most of your body heat through the top of your head, so I would try to warm her up by putting a plant in there....it's gotta' be cold in that ceramic!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful !

Curtains in My Tree said...

I can remember when the head vases were so popular.
I have one similar to your , mine has a very small chip and mine is in color , I keep my pens in it on my home desk

I use to have several of the head vases even Jackie

Susan said...

At first glance, I thought the vase resembled Lucille Ball! What a lovely piece and I think your bedroom would be a perfect spot, XOXO

Helen J. said...

Diane, she is beautiful, and I believe she is wonderful just the way she is, without any frills!! Love, Aunt Helen

Kim K. said...

She's a beaut. Good for you!!

Icy BC said...

Fantastic find!

I would think $3 dollars at a Thrift Store is a lot too, because it's a Thrift Store thinking :-)

Sharon Calvert said...

Score! If you're into tea parties, I think she would be perfect with a simple display of short-stemmed, fresh flowers.

I was immediately 'taken' with your new banner as well ... <3

Sharon in Alabama

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a pretty vase! I know, $3...I like her just plain!
hugs, Linda

Grace said...

Oh I can just see her wearing the hat of the month...since its March how about a jaunty green green plaid one one with a wee shamrock. you could use her to decorate for any holiday, or festive occassion.
I realize that she was "to the manor borne", but she really might enjoy cavorting with the plain-folks for a year or two.

She's just lovely:)

Grace

maddyrose said...

First off I have to say I think your new header is stunning!
The planter is a treasure at $3 and looks great just the way she is.

Chel C said...

Definitely a plant, maybe a maidenhair fern??! Well done on such a beautiful find. Take care. Chel x

cucki said...

aww i love her too xxx

20 North Ora said...

What a deal! She is beautiful!

Judy

Anonymous said...

She is lovely. I think that price is a bargain. Two summers ago I paid $10.00 at a yard sale for the identical one. I love her and would buy her again but found out she does not hold water well. I have a small glass jar I found fitted into her so she can have a floral "hat". You might want to test yours first if you think you might put flowers in her.
Marie

Jemma said...

Your updated Blog design is perfect!
I say keep her as is!
jemma

Diane said...

I have a head vase that is very similar (I leave her "open," but they do look pretty neat with flowers too).

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think she needs green hair...an angel hair fern! I went antiquing today and didn't find a thing! :/

Cute find, Diane!

GardenofDaisies said...

I just saw some of the painted head vases at an antique store a week ago. I think you got yourself a bargain!

NanaDiana said...

That is a good price- You hardly find those anymore. Please don't make her into a CHIA head pet!!!! xo Diana

AllyJo said...

She's lovely. And you were right to grab her up and pay the $3.00. They are worth a lot.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my gosh! I would die for this vase!! Stunning and I would have paid even more than 3.00!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think you discovered a real treasures. I'd be tempted to leave her just as she is and occasionally add something for a holiday. Love your new header!!

The Boston Lady said...

Diane, I love her! I've not seen an all white one before and to me that's special. I like her without anything on her, but maybe a hat of African Violets might look nice. Ann

JG said...

She looks quite content without a hat. :) Very pretty!
~Judy

Diann said...

Wow, your new blog header is so pretty Diane! I love the head vase! What an amazing find especially at $3.00! I have been looking for one for years! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Katherines Corner said...

3.00 can be a lot at the thrift store by I certainly think she is well worth it. I would leave her just as she is . Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a fabulous find, my friend, wish I found such lovely things. I also think she's worth even $3,50, lol..Loving this great head vase and I love as is! Thank you so much for coming and leaving me such kind comment, you made my day, sweet lady!! Happy St. Pat's!!
FABBY

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A lot...A lot!!! OMG, glad you headed straight out...She was a steel!!! I say leave her as she is!!! Yep, if I had been there we would have been rolling in the aisles fight for it!

Carol

Patti M said...

My 88 yr old mother has been collecting head vases since her 30's. she always says this one is Greta Garbo. Head vases can be quite costly Greta is fairly common but you still got a good deal. My mother bought hers at the dime store. She bought them for a dollar or two. She can't believe when some go for hundreds of dollars now. Do u think the stuff we buy in the dollars stores will be worth big money 50 - 60 yrs from now?
I tuck vintage hankies in my head vases, please don't put dirt in her...what woman wants dirt in her hair? LOL!.....Hugs Patti M :)

Brenda said...

I like the simple look. You crack me up when you balked at $3.00! I would've too!

Pallas said...

What a great find on the lady planter - she is beautiful. I'm not sure she needs anything in the opening, but you can experiment a bit.

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Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I think she's beautiful! I like her plain, but I'd also like fresh feminine bouquets of seasonal flowers too. Since it's so close to St. Paddy's day's day you could experiment with green mini carnations!

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Jann Olson said...

Diane, I don't own any head vases, but I know that they are mega bucks. You got a great deal! She looks like she belongs there. I like her in her simplicity, but fresh roses from the garden now and then would be lovely. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann