As with most of my purchases,
they were simply bought on a whim, because I liked it.
Posting my "Show and Tell" gives me the opportunity to research the collectible.
Today's small vase is a good example.
Here is what I have discovered on a purchase made 15 years ago.
It is called a "White French Opalescent Coin Dot Top Hat Vase".
It is a long title for a 3 1/2" tall vase.
According to Wikipedia
the Fenton Art Glass Company
made coin dot during 1947, 1952-54, and 1956-64.
The dollar value is probably $25.00
Even though all these facts are interesting....
I bought it because I liked how it looked.
Back when, I thought I had to have so many dsifferent things. However, time changes that. Have so much stuff I need to get rid of. You made a great choice tho.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment....I've also downsized myself.Delete
Ohhhhh it is so pretty!!!! And old-fashioned looking, to me. -smile-ReplyDelete
Love the fluted edge! And the lovely opalescence, of it!
I can see why it "called to you." -smile-
I love your coin dot vase, I would have bought it also. Years ago I worked with a gal whose husband owned a flower shop. And they gave me the option of ordering Fenton Ware from them wholesale..I went kind of nuts and ordered quite a few pieces. Needless to say, I am still enjoying most of them everyday. I have never regretted my purchases!!ReplyDelete
How lucky for you....did you know the Fenton Art Glass Company shut down in 2011? But the factory still make glass beads.Delete
That's so pretty; I can just see a bouquet of hydrangeas in it. I need to go thrift shopping and see if I can discover some pieces, XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Susan...well, maybe not hydrangeas. The vase is only 3 1/2" tall. Violets might work well.Delete
It is cute, and buying something because you like it is the only reason to buy! LOLReplyDelete
Hello Rose....You know, I probably only paid a few dollars for it at a flea market. We both agree....the only reason to buy it is because you like it.Delete
Such a sweet and delicate little vase, I can understand why you like it so much.ReplyDelete