I found this china bowl on Saturday at the weekly Stuttgart flohmarkt (flea market). It has a transferware pattern and two stripes of orange lusterware glaze. The mark on the bottom says “made in USSR.” It cost me €7, and I am very pleased with myself about it.
I added two little pots of forced miniature daffodils from the grocery store.
To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
I got up this morning determined to make an arrangement for this cute little Majolica-style vase that I bought at the Saturday flea market. I found these flowers growing in the grass and along the fence in the backyard.
They include primroses, wood anemones, sweet woodruff, and a tulip.
By the time I had everything assembled, I had lost the good morning light inside. So I spent some time wandering around the house looking for a bright place to take pictures. At one point I was in the linen closet. By 2:00 p.m., I was back in the living room with one-half of the curtains pulled back.
The vase is about 8″ (20 cm.) tall. I say “Majolica-style” because after an hour (or two) on the internet I was no closer to figuring out if it is real or fake. It cost only €8, so I suspect the latter.
I does seem to have some age, so maybe it’s at least an old fake.
I love the mermaid or siren handle.
She needs tiny pasties.
If anyone reading knows anything about Majolica pottery, I would love to have your opinion.
To see what other garden bloggers have put in vases today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.