Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Revisiting the Past

Sometimes I like to revisit the past.   With the quiet and solitude of winter there are moments when one can think about days that have gone by.
    The Roseville vase pictured above was handed down from my dear Grandma...she had several of these pieces that still remain in the family.   At the time that she purchased them they were very common...today they are considered to be a valuable antique .       
 
     Grandma would often  arrange sweet peas, delphiniums and roses in these vases and take them to the sick and hurting.   It was her way of bringing cheer to friends and neighbors.
The soft pink and blue tones in this particular vase were her favorite colors.   They are mine as well.
 
The Roseville Pottery was in operation from 1890 to 1954 in Roseville and Zanesville, Ohio.    It seems one by one potteries have closed their doors.   They have become a thing of by gone days.   
Makes me wonder if there is anything being made today that will become valuable to the generations to come.   I hope so.  
   
 
 
Thank you for letting me share this special piece of the past with you tonight.
God Bless! 
 
     

19 comments:

  1. Lovely Roseville vase and sentiments. I have wonderful memories of my Grandmother too. It's nice to remember the good things in life as we are bombarded daily with the not-so-good. Blessings!

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  2. I can imagine how beautiful flowers would look in this vase - not only the color but the shape would allow for gorgeous arrangements.
    Is Selby all potty trained now?

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  3. I also have a few treasurres passed down from my grandmother
    on my mothers side.I really enjoy antiques amd neat stories like yours that goes with them. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment, be Blessed :)

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  4. Debbie, a beautiful vase and post. It is so important to hold on to these treasures of our past. I wish you the best!

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  5. Lovely vase.
    It is a great shame we are closing the doors of so many great places :(

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  6. Good morning Debbie... Winter... slows most of us down and is a perfect moment to reflect back in time. For most of us... that past and its wonderful trove of memories has a thoughtful and generous parent or grandparent, who even to us as children... stood out as a role model for our future lives.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely Roseville and Grandmother memories with us Debbie. Doors may close... and change inevitably wipes the slate clean for a new era to begin. Let's hope that there are people left... like ourselves who continue to value the past... and pass it forward... to be remembered! Thank you for sharing!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  7. Your words and photo of this lovely vase echo my own sentiments about valuable things from the past, I don't mean monetary value either. Beautiful piece and how wonderful that you share your grandmother's favorite colors!

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  8. How wonderful to have such an elegant antique piece that means so much to you. Lucky you!!!

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  9. Yes, I love antiques and old things and know about Roseville although I was never lucky enough to own any.
    but Hey ,,, I do have a real McCoy ! lol !!BJ

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  10. Enjoyed this a lot. Always enjoy being exposed to antiques and love hearing stories behind pieces.

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  11. Hi Debbie,
    I am so happy I found your blog again. I stopped blogging before my operation,but now I'm back.
    I love the vase. I love that colour too. Combined with sweetpeas it must be so very beautiful.
    I see you've got a new member of the family. What a cute puppy.
    Have a great day.
    God Bless

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  12. Beautiful vase and a wonderful post

    I remember how surprised I was when I saw a faded sign painted on a brick wall Coshocton, OH for Pope-Gosser. Zanesville is a nice drive away.

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  13. What a sweet memento of your grandmother. isn't it sad that these days everything seems to be mass produced in China :(

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  14. A beautiful keepsake....in your grandma's day people seemed to value the beauty of flowers and loved to display them in elegance every day....I am glad you have this beautiful vase...it has become priceless for many reasons.

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  15. Beautiful vase and such warm dear memories of your grandmother.love to you Debbie, Diana

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  16. What a wonderful treasure to have from your grandmother. She sounds like a special lady.

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  17. One of the prettiest Roseville vases I've seen. :)

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  18. It's lovely-my grandma would have loved it too-pink was her favorite color.

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  19. I can just imagine this vase when it was filled with the sweet peas and delphiniums. I hope you will fill it this summer, too, as a lasting tradition and tribute to your gramma. Wouldn't tall snapdragons and roses look divine?!

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Joy

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