Sunday, 29 January 2012

Govancroft Vase

It is amazing what you learn from vintage bits and pieces!


I picked up this sweet little vase in a charity shop yesterday.  I was intrigued by its stamp - Govancroft, Glasgow.


When I got home I googled it did a bit of research and discovered that there the Govancroft Potteries Ltd were started in 1911 in Potter Street, London Road, Glasgow, and made, among other things, jugs for the whisky industry.


This little vase is only 8 inches in length, but I'm sure I've seen loads of these - usually green and usually much bigger - in various antique and charity shops.  In fact, I'm sure my Granny had one (as did most Grannies, I think)!


It needed a good clean and now its ready from some flowers - small narcissi would look lovely in it - must get some tomorrow.


Hope you all found great bargains this week - I'm popping over to Flea Market Finds to check them all out.

Love, Liz

15 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Always to learn something about the pieces I find.

Paulette said...

What a cute shape for a vase. Love to see photos of it filled with beautiful flowers.❤

blackenpot said...

When I find a piece which I think is ''something'' I always google it. And sometimes I get a surprise. You do certainly learn a lot.

I was at a flea marked last weekend, and I did find some great things!

Enjoy sunday.

Mum said...

What a sweet vase. It will look lovely with flowers.
Love from Mum
xx

bellaboo said...

Very pretty find.I have a pink one a bit like yours...found in the CS too.
Have a happy week! :0)

CanineThespian said...

What a pretty little vase! I think it would look lovely with tea roses or peonies.

xx Nicole

sky-blu-pink said...

This is lovely, quite classical in its shape. I think it will look stunning with just white flowers; very Siri Maugham/Vita Sackville-West

Mom Walds Place said...

What a fun find. It is great when you can learn something new about something you like.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How charming! I can just imagine it filled with flowers!

Elizabeth's Attic said...

Hello again - my friend has one just like it, she keeps it by her fire and fills it with small flowers just like you are about to do.
Beverleyxx
www.elizabeths-attic.co.uk

Riitta Sinikka said...

So BEAUTIFUL! I love!

Rachael said...

That's a great mind, really will make a great flower pot!

flowers on my table said...

Hi Liz, lovely little vase, it will look very fetching with flowers in. Nice to know it's local too! Love Linda x

sky-blu-pink said...

Nice new banner Liz!

Ruth Kelly said...

Just think what the net has done for us all.