I know that I will never make believers of most of you, (that vintage is the way to go), but hopefully you will appreciate my love of this bathroom, a decorating challenge, that I have made mine with handpicked collectibles, memorabilia, and shabby charm.
So to the lady head vases.
If you aren't a collector of head vases, maybe you don't get my fascination with them. They are a very popular collectible, and if you don't believe me, check it out on ebay. Head vases are not cheap.
A mass produced, originally very low priced, figural vase from the 1940's - 1960's, were used primarily by florists.
Head vases can be sophisticated, quirky, innocent, you name it. Some are holiday themed. They have been reproduced, but I can spot a reproduction quite easily.
My favorites are the sophisticates. Closed eyes, with emphasis on the eyelashes and high style.
Vintage custom, painted and distressed corner shelves, display the lady head vases. (Just part of my collection)
|My most expensive and favorite head vase by Napco Ware. Approximately $100 on ebay.|
|She is an Enesco head vase purchased at a Catholic church rummage sale! Cheap! (When was the last time you wore dress gloves?)|
|She is a teeny-bopper by Napco.|
|She has a Japan Wreath mark. She was purchased on ebay but was reasonable. She has the eyelashes and the eyebrows goin' on.|
|The lady head vase on the left is made by Napco and the one on the right is made by Inarco. Both from ebay, reasonably priced but small.|
|This is another favorite by Enesco. This one was Great Grandma's. She looks more like a Southern Belle.|