Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Heirloom Vases -- "2nd Time Around Tuesday"


Happy "2nd Time Around Tuesday!"

Please be sure and visit our gracious hostess Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words, and see her neat old auditorium seats on their 2nd time around as a bench for her front porch, plus everyone else's treasures featured today.

I'd like to share a pair of vintage vases I inherited from my precious mother-in-law who passed away last December. Although the vases are numbered, but unmarked, I believe them to be of Bavarian origin.

I display them on the mantel so
we can enjoy them every day ...


I love their hand painted scenes of birds and ducks ...


I appreciate Diane taking the time to host our "2nd Time Around Tuesdays," and look forward to seeing what everyone is sharing today.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ...

22 comments:

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Janie! I spent a few seconds looking for a four leaf clover!lol Very pretty and I love your black background (surprise!lol) It really makes the pics pop! These vases are beautiful; I love anything that has wildlife/birds on them and the simple stem of eucalyptus is perfect! I'll take those black candlesticks and place them here!!!lol Gorgeous as is the painting! Love the balance of your mantel decor. I clicked on your pond picture to get a better view of the tree and thought Wow this would be pretty framed! The tree reminds me of a butterfly bush too but the leaves on this one are so much prettier; butterfly's get too scraggly for me! I must look and see if we have these here? We planted several lilacs I can't wait for them to get larger. Hope you have a fun day! I need to go see if I missed anything else you've posted!!! Then it's off to have some fun myself!lol Sincerely, Jeannette (thanks for your sweet comments too!)

Stacey said...

Hi Janie. Your pair of vases is just lovely. You could not go buy anything like that these days! They are gorgeous.

Brenda said...

I love those vases and your mantle is beautiful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, what precious heirlooms! I think that they are lovely. And I love the fact that they belonged to your mother. That makes them even more beautiful. You have them beautifully displayed on your mantle.

Happy 2nd Time Tuesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

bj said...

Oh, Janie...these are so lovely. They look just perfect on your mantel..
Happy day!

Bo said...

Hi Janie...the artist who painted those scenes was very talented... they look marvelous the way you have them displayed on your mantel.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on our 40th... ;-) Bo

Shirley said...

Your vases are really beautiful. And so is your mantle and fireplace. I love that painting.

xinex said...

Wonderful vases and especially treasured because they belonged to your grandma...Christine

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Top of a Tuesday morning to you Janie,I love the symmetrical arrangement with the vintage vases on your mantle! They are beautiful...what a treasure! Join me for some Irish Coffee today!

Smilingsal said...

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Love the vases. Have a good St. Patrick's Day.

Deb said...

Your vases are so pretty and unique, Happy St. Paddy's Day, love your header

Anonymous said...

Lovely Janie.....

May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings,
Right beside your door.

Happy St. Paddy's Day,

Kathy :)

philben5 said...

What beautiful vases! My husband would go crazy over a vase like that.
Blessings
Roxanne

ann said...

Top of the mornin to ya B.J.How are you?I love every inch of your home I have ever seen.And if it's a bird,I love it.Are there any other questions?Happy St.Pattys Day...Ann

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,

What gorgeous heirlooms from your mother in law. They looks so lovely on your mantle with the greenry. I am sure they will continue to be cherished keepsakes.
Thanks for sharing!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Beth

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy St Patrick's Day! ~ Susan

salmagundi said...

The vases are beautiful. They look wonderful on your mantle, and are so special because of the connection to your mother-in-law. Sally

Shelia said...

The vases are very lovely, Janie! They look so nice on your mantle.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your vases are beautiful, as well as your entire mantel and vignette! :)

Happy St. Pat's Day! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Picket said...

Oh what treasures Janie!!!! Love the wildlife on them! Hope you are having a great week girl...it is sunny and beautiful here...I have been outside nearly all day!!!! lol

kari and kijsa said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!
blessings, kari & kijsa

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
A happy belated St. Patrick's Day to you!

Love your vases. Thanks so much for sharing and for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Diane