Wednesday, February 23, 2011

VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY

One of the things I love about blogging is how we learn from one another.  The other day Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage had a post about Shawnee miniatures.   As I'm reading it and falling in love with these cuties, I realize I have a couple of these! 
I know one is a swan vase but not sure about the other
 They do have the USA mark
I also have this miniature but I'm not sure who made it 
It does not have USA on the bottom
But does have a similar glaze

I love my miniatures...funny how they are all yellow!

I'm joining Suzanne
Check out all the other fun vintage finds!
Happy Junkin,
Linda

26 comments:

LV said...

Those are all great little miniature pieces. What I like about this size, they do not take a lot of space to display.

Postcardy said...

I especially like the swan.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how neat, I have a wheelbarrow and watering can but have never seen the swan

Chatty Crone said...

Hey, now you need a doll house for them. I didn't know you were in to minatures.

Sandie♥

Linda said...

Great little pieces, Linda! I just loved Cheryl's collection, too!

AuntLou said...

Love these!!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Love them ~ stopping by from BJ's Sweet Nothings. Loving your blog. I would love to join you with the Junkin Finds. I'm headed out of town for a week ~ it it ok if I link up with an older post for now then join in on the fun when I return?
http://welcometotheturnerfarm.blogspot.com

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Linda those are neat. I saw someone else post these minitures before too. It is nice to learn about things we hadn't known about before isn't it! Love how you showed the dime there too, boy, they really are small. So cute!

Donnie said...

I had not seen anything like those before. Cute. It's great how we learn from each others blogs.

KarenSue said...

You are so right! I feel like I'm learning so much from blogland. These are so cute. I have a couple pots with the same USA on them, so I have learned again!
Enjoy your day~KarenSue

Coloradolady said...

I am going to check the ones I have out today, I have several and really loved the link to her post, loved it!! Happy VTT!

De tout, de rien said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Jane said...

Very cute little pieces. I bet they look great all displayed together.
Jane

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,
I looked up your mini's in my Shawnee book (Mangus, 2004) and you are right...you have the swan vase (2004 value was $18. - $20.) and one of the pitchers (just marked "pitcher", same value as swan vase). The book says that some of the pieces were unmarked so I think your other little one is a Shawnee...it does have the same glaze and there is one with that shape in my book. Just a little more info. to share...the book says that these minis were originally made in the following colors: Matt White, Bright White, Old Ivory, Flax Blue, Turquoise, Dusty Rose, Dark Blue, Dark Green, Burgandy and Yellow. That might help with identification. I do see them on eBay, usually at $20. to $30. each. I have never found one at Goodwill but keep looking! Have fun collecting these, everybody! (Would love to see photos if anyone else finds some).
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Sherrie said...

I had that yellow vase. I did not know it was Shawnee. That happens a lot. I see my stuff over here at your post. We both have good taste, what can I say. Unfortunately I sold mine and not for what it seems it was worth. Oh well. You live and learn. Thanks for the education.

Rosie said...

Those are so cute. I didn't know anything about them. I, too, have gotten a lot more knowledgable through bloggers. I'm so glad to read that you got to meet up with a fellow blogger. If I ever go anywhere near Atlanta, I'm sure going to look for you. What a treat that would be. Take care.

Diann said...

Fun little pieces Linda! I always see pieces simply marked on the bottom "USA" and I never have a clue who made them. I really need to start some serious studying on the matter! LOL

BECKY said...

Hey Linda...just had to stop and say how much I love to use the word "thingy"! :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What great miniature pieces!!! Love the swan!
Sherry

Olive Cooper said...

They are adorable and I really enjoy that soft yellow shade.

lvroftiques said...

Isn't that the truff! I learn so much from fellow bloggers. You just put the question out there and somebody seems to have an answer...It's such a blessing! Your minis are so cute! I collect white ironstone pitchers....but I could switch to yellow because those are "speaking" to me *winks* Vanna

bj said...

I don't know a thing about them other than....
THEY ARE SO CUTE!! :))

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those are so sweet. Sometimes, it feels like we have to be detectives to learn what we want to know about a favorite piece. How fun that you learned about your pieces from a blog post. laurie

Audra said...

Those are just darling! I have never seen anything like them before, but will be keeping an eye open for them from now on.

Anna said...

They are so cute, I love them. I have some "primitive" miniatures done by a potter with the scraps from her larger pieces. Love the swan, its great!

Jenny said...

These are so adorable. I love their size!