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Treasure Chest Thursday–Nana’s Vase

In Treasures on February 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM

This vase, below, belonged to my Nana (great-grandmother).  It stood on a tiny corner wall shelf in their living room for years and years.  I’ve always liked the look of it, the colouring, the shape and the flowers.  I love the symmetry!  So when she offered it to me, and I was too shy to accept, thankfully mom accepted it.  Today I proudly display it in my home.

The story goes that Nana had helped a friend out, and as a thank you was told to pick something out in the house.  Nana chose the vase.  “You needn’t be worried about it’s value, Jennie” the woman said to Nana.  I’m not sure if that means it has value, or has none…LOL.  If I had to guess, I’d say that must’ve been 60 or maybe 70 years ago now, but it really would be a guess (I’ll have to remember to ask mom if she remembers which friend it was!).

and the bottom:

(yes, the marks are all blurry.  “W12″ and “871″ or “877″ are impressed.

If anyone out there knows anything about my vase, I’d love to hear about it.  Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I prounounce that vase, rhymes with face, not vase, rhymes with Oz.  ;)

Thanks again to Geneabloggers for the theme subjects.  Without you, I’d be having a hard time finding things to write about!

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  1. I think it’s beautiful! The items that I consider my “treasures” don’t have a great monetary value, but they are priceless in the value of memories they spark. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I was able to google for a little info on my vase [face. Someday with time to spare you could check ebay or some collectors group. Your lucky to have the back ground story on it now for your children.
    Maybe some day it will show up on antiques road show. I love to visit antique stores and I often see things my mom had. Fun.

  3. Hey Liza, ever thought of sending the photo/info to the Canadian Antiques roadshow? They might have some more info on it. :)

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