Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

I'm joining up with Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday - please visit our charming host to join me and others who are showing off their vintage items today!
Lookie - Lookie - Lookie - Lou! Everyone knows I have a 'thing' for Chickens - and isn't this pitcher just GRAND??? Last weekend during our visit to my sister and brother-in-law's home, that dear lady said "Happy Birthday" and handed it to me! Well, it is a couple weeks early, but Mr. Wonderful had bought me a few decorative items for my birthday that weekend, and I'm not above accepting early or LATE gifts for ANY occasion! But THIS hen was SPECIAL!
I was told that she belonged to their mother, who has been gone now for many years. We could not find any maker marks on it at all, but it is clearly a handpainted ceramic pitcher, and definitely vintage. When I looked it over the next moring, on the bottom was lightly etched into the greenware before firing "Patented" blah blah blah "USA". I can't make out the entire lettering, but it looks to possibly read a person's name, perhaps Unabelle? She used to own a ceramics studio, and Mr. Wonderful helped clean greenware sometimes. So, I wonder.....
...what tales this bird would tell! The colors are bright, the gold is shiny, and her eyes are so very large! She needs a job after sitting idle for a while, and I have just the thing for her to do! Please come back for a visit tomorrow for GET R DONE FRIDAY - I'll be showing exactly what job assignment I have for this vintage ceramic hen!

26 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your chicken pitcher, and how nice to receive it as a surprise birthday gift! It looks like a really nice old vintage one. I can't imagine what you're going to make that chicken do tomorrow!
Happy VTT!

Postcardy said...

She's a cutie.

LV said...

I really like the hen pitcher. That was a nice gesture on the part of your friend to give you this vintage piece, especially since it was her mothers.

JEWELGIRL said...

What a lucky chick you are to get
this sweet gift for your birthday!
It looks 1950ish with the gold speckling on it! Cool Gift!

Jane said...

Very cool gift....and isn't it wonderful when others know what we love and find the perfect birthday gift!! Happy Birthday!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Happy Birthday! Nothing like receiving great gifts early.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Sherrie said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see your chickens new job :0)

marian said...

i can't blame you for loving your new chookie pitcher..it's a little beauty!!..thanks for visiting my blog..you know i was extremely fortunate to pick up my little stove for a fraction of the price i've seen them sell for on ebay..lucky me huh :)

greenhoneyhive said...

That is just the cutest darn thing. What a nice birthday gift. I think it is adorable.

knutsel Rein said...

What a lovely chick!

Ulla said...

This was a lovely birthday present for you!

Maggie B said...

What a great gift, I'll be back to see what task your new chick has been given.
Happy VTT from Normandy.
a bientot
Maggie

Coloradolady said...

What a sweet gift...I love this chicken....I am sure you were thrilled to receive it as a gift.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

A Collector At Heart said...

I just love anything that has to do with chickens &/or roosters!
A gifted piece like this - Yippy Skippy! And being able to investigate its past - how much fun is that!?!
Have a great VTT!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cute is that! What a sweet Birthday gift.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Chatty Crone said...

It's always nice to get a surprise - when you don't expect it - that means something to you - for an early birthday present.

Lisa said...

I love this pitcher--the gold is great and I think you have a wonderful vintage piece here!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Hey...what day in October are you? I'm the 9th.
Love your chicken...it is charming. Ohhh, I 'spect you'll decorate this for every season coming up.
That kind of gift is the best!

Candace said...

An adorable chicken for sure! She looks like she has some copper or gold lustre on her which would date her to around the 50's or so! Can't wait to see her new "purpose"!
Cheers!

Amy said...

It's so fitting to think that you wonder the tales your pitcher could tell. That is what I think everytime I get a new vintage piece. What a lovely present for you!!!

Jingle said...

That is a wonderful chicken!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love those odd pottery bits! So unusual and fun!

mannequin said...

Isn't she delightful? I just love the gold and color combination and her little face is so cute!
You're not really going to make her work, are you? That little missy doesn't look like she's worked a day in her life.

teresa said...

Gotta love that chicken!

Keetha Broyles said...

That chicken is just ducky - - - -oooops, wrong metaphor!!!

I really do love it.

Kathi Fly said...

What a nice story! ....and hen!