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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blue Monday and Today’s Thrifty Treasures – Vienna Woods Vase

Blue Monday is sponsored by our gracious Sally at Smiling Sally.

This post is also for Today’s Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.



While in the community thrift shop last week I spotted a lovely blue and white vase in the display case with a $4.00 sign on it. As soon as the attendant handed it to me I flipped it over and was glad to read the maker’s mark "Vienna Woods/ Fine China/ US" It was in perfect condition, so I snapped it up.

Quite ornate in form, it is in the style of a spill vase or cornucopia

It will come in handy for blooms from the store or garden.
Since this is one of those blue onion patterns, it goes well with my "Blue Danube" candlesticks which I bought for $8.00 a few years back.
See my post on the Blue Onion pattern here:

Before entering the thrift store last Tuesday I had stopped to look at the boxes of goblets, glasses, mugs, etc., discarded by the store and set outside for the taking. I had said I collected blue and white, so another person pulled out a teacup and handed it to me. I was delighted to read Wedgwood ‘Countryside’" on the bottom. Even though there was no saucer, I think I can match it up with something suitable and it can join the others in my blue and white teacup collection.

It was nice to have you visit today. Do come again as soon as you can and do leave a comment. I love to read your comments.

Enjoy more Blue Monday posts at Sally’s blog, Smiling Sally.


Also, please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more thrifty treasures.

25 comments:

Kathleen said...

Very pretty and unusual vase!
Great find on the blue and white cup too!

Anne Fannie said...

What a great find this was! Don't you just love it when you find something you love in a thrift store for a great price?
Happy Blue Monday...
~Ann

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful vase..but that tea cup is really sweet! Lovely blues today. Have a great Blue Monday.

Boo-Bah said...

I love your blue on white finds.
The vase is just gorgeous. So is the candle holders and the cup. I love it all.

Iris

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Unique & lovely vase.

Happy Blue Monday

Lots of luv,
Ita

hip chick said...

What a lovely vase. that would look so pretty with some yellow flowers.

Susan said...

Very Pretty...

Carrie said...

You're right, hip chick, yellow flowers would really pop in this vase!

Mary said...

Your wonderful china is a great find. It is really lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.and

Knitty said...

Finding such a treasure is such fun! Those are very lovely pieces you've shared today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great treasure! Love the candle sticks. Happy Blue Monday!

Smilingsal said...

I love blue and white and you found some gems. Thank you for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy Blue Monday.
Wow what a great find .
It goes really well with all your other blue treasures.
What fabulous photos today.
Congrats on the thrifty find and all the lovely blues .
Have a wonderful week.
Happy Trails
Hugs

salmagundi said...

Great blue & white finds. I would have snapped them up, too. Sally

Ashley ~ said...

I love all your pretty blue's, but that $4.00 vase was a steal*!!! Good shopping*! _Ashley

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Love your blue and white pieces! Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

RobinfromCA said...

You found some great things! Love that cup you found. Even if you pair it with a plain white saucer it will look fabulous!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

~~Carol~~ said...

That blue and white vase is really pretty, and an unusual shape. Love that blue and white little cup too. I have a couple in that pattern too!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That's a beautiful vase!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Ptetty, pretty finds. Happy Thrifty Monday.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a lovely collection.. love the vase and the candlesticks.. so pretty.

Happy Monday
Fitty

imjacobsmom said...

Pretty blue finds and great prices - what's not to love? ~ Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very pretty blue and white and I love that vase!

Manuela

Susan M Hickam said...

very lovely blue treasures! I can't pick a favorite cause I like them all. Have a wonder filled week. Sue

Storm said...

What an unique vase. Love the blue and white combo.