Monday, November 28, 2011

A Shawnee Gift

My dear friend, Sandy, and I got together this weekend to do some flea market shopping. We first became friends teaching high school together many years ago and have since enjoyed many hours of collecting, crafting, and "Glamping" (camping in our little vintage trailers) together.  We even shared a booth in a local antique mall (or two) for a few years...until we completely wore ourselves out!

Old friendships are so comfortable...you can just be who you are...no excuses necessary. And this old friend surprised me yesterday with a little gift...


a vintage Shawnee miniature pitcher to add to my collection.


It is marked USA on the bottom in teeny-tiny letters...


and will look perfect with the other pieces in my collection.


These little mini's are getting very hard to find so I am absolutely thrilled to have this piece. The tiny vintage pieces are no more than 3 inches high and they are perfect replicas of the full-size pottery made by Shawnee in Ohio in the 1930's and 40's.  (I wrote about my collection in a February 17, 2011 post here if you'd like to learn more.)


I can't wait to make a tiny little space for Sandy's pitcher in my kitchen pottery cabinet.


A day at the flea market with a wonderful friend and an unexpected gift from the heart...
Life Is Good!

This post is linked to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

8 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, I just love this little pitcher! I think I've heard of this pottery but doubt there'd be any here in N.B. What a sweet gift. You have quite a collection there in your sweet cabinet! Have a great week. Blessings, Pamela

Claudia said...

I love your collection. I have a couple of Shawnee miniatures now and you're right, they're very hard to find!

xo
Claudia

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Those unexpected gifts of kindness can really make your day brighter. What a sweet surprise.

Cottage and Broome said...

What a sweet little pitcher, love it! I am lusting after one of those vintage trailer but they seem better suited for the sunbelt rather than the snow belt. But I love the look and idea, Laura

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like a fun day with a good friend and a very sweet gift! I love the color of the red pottery. Those mini's are so cute and I learned about them from you and realized Ihave 3 of them. hugs, Linda

Little Vintage Cottage said...

How cute! I have one that I recognized from your photo and I didn't even realize that it was valuable! I'll be keeping it now and looking for more myself! :)

Tania

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a nice friend! Enjoy your special gift.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your little pitchers are adorable....what a sweet gift!